The Safelite AutoGlass Foundation, created in 2005 as the giving arm of the Safelite Group, supports organizations that promote the health and well-being of families, donating more than $5 million to that end.
Month-long national giving campaigns are held annually, during which employees’ host fundraising events. Employees also make one-time or ongoing electronic donations to a charity of their choice through Safelite’s partnership with the United Way of Central Ohio.
Safelite gives all employees two paid days off work to volunteer — one at an organization of their choice and one as a team or department — and they are encouraged to give of their free time as well.
Tom Feeney, Safelite AutoGlass’s president and CEO, has been the leader in creating a culture of giving at the company.
Central to his charitable activities is his involvement with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, of which he is president emeritus of the board of directors. The charity recently honored Feeney as the first Hall of Fame recipient for his 10-plus years of support.
During his time with the charity, Feeney helped bring the 2010 McDonald’s High School All American Basketball Games to Columbus, and Safelite AutoGlass donated $100,000 to the games. Under Feeney’s leadership, the organization raised $1 million, which enabled them to pay off all debt on its facility.
Feeney also was instrumental in the successful $6 million campaign to fund the expansion of the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, making it the largest in the world.
How to reach: Safelite AutoGlass, (855) 405 0204 or www.safelite.com