11th Annual Event Sets New Fundraising Record for Foundation
Every year, associates, vendors and sponsors gather from across the globe to participate in AEO Foundation’s Golf Classic. This year, over 140 associates and sponsors participated and we raised an incredible $520,000, setting a brand new record!
Since 1999, the AEO Foundation has been giving back and enriching the lives of those in our communities where we operate. Over the past 20 years, we’ve raised $7 million for hundreds of worthy organizations and are always looking for new ways to help out. Last year, the Foundation supported 58 non-profits and 22 of our very own AEO associates.
To highlight one of the causes we support, Megs Yunn of the Pittsburgh non-profit Beverley’s Birthdays spoke after the tournament of the impact the AEO Foundation’s grant had on her organization. Beverly’s Birthdays works to provide birthday parties to children from low-income families, including those in foster care, a shelter, or experiencing homelessness.
Megs was proud to show guests the Birthday Boutique, a mobile clothing truck that lets kids go “shopping” for their own very special outfits. The day ended with the AEO Foundation Board of Directors surprising Megs with a $25,000 donation.
We want to thank all of our sponsors and participants for their incredible support!