Aimco Cares Golf Classic
Each year, Aimco sponsors a charity golf classic to benefit military families and college students. The 13th annual Aimco Cares Golf Classic sponsored by Aimco, and presented by RE/MAX, raised $483,000 to benefit family members who have lost a loved one in the line of duty, military personnel returning from overseas, and college-bound students living in affordable housing. A portion of this year's tournament proceeds also will go to Aimco's new Give with Gusto Program that provides a financial match to hours volunteered by the company's team members who then select a local nonprofit to receive the donation.
More than 120 golfers participated in this year's tournament with 59 companies providing sponsorships ranging from $10,000 to $30,000, with proceeds going to TAPS, Project Sanctuary and The Aimco Cares Opportunity Scholarship.
"Military families, aspiring students and local nonprofits are the real winners of our tournament due to the generosity and community mindedness of our outstanding sponsors. We are so pleased that since its launch 13 years ago, The Aimco Cares Charity Golf Classic has raised nearly $4 million to support those in need. Aimco is proud to host this annual event which truly exemplifies our company's values and culture: living with gusto, valuing relationships and creating moments that matter for individuals and families across the country."
– Miles Cortez, Chief Adminstrative Officer
Founded in 1994, TAPS is the front-line resource for military families grieving the loss of a loved one who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. TAPS provides 24/7 comfort and care through a national network of peer-based emotional support, case work assistance, crisis intervention, and grief and trauma resources. Over the last nine years, TAPS has received more than $1 million in contributions from the Aimco Cares Charity Golf Classic.
Project Sanctuary helps military families reconnect after returning from overseas duty. Families participate in therapeutic retreats in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, and receive Project Sanctuary's assistance with housing, job placement and veterans' benefits. More than $600,000 in proceeds from the Aimco Cares golf tournament have enabled Project Sanctuary to offer more than 20 week-long retreats to military families over the past 5 years.
The Aimco Cares Opportunity Scholarship provides financial assistance to college-ready students living in affordable housing. The scholarship, administered in partnership with the National Leased Housing Association's Education Fund, already has helped 173 students pursue their dreams of a college education. More than $900,000 has been raised by the tournament for this worthy cause.