Welcome to the “Soaring 20’s” folks. At the foundation, we wrapped up the year by benefiting more families than we ever dreamed possible in our first year of operation. We sincerely appreciate all of the support and giving of our various communities which enable us to make a significant impact in the child loss community, both within TX and even nationally.
With support from our “Restaurant Night” and “Inaugural Golf Tournament”, 2019 turned into a large fundraising year, with over $98,000 raised to support the child loss community. Of those funds raised, over $22,000 were distributed over the course of the year directly to 15 beneficiary families experiencing such tragedy, with a majority of the balance still available for families in need in the foreseeable future. It is very important to us to operate the foundation in a way that produces the highest percentage possible of mission/community benefit of all donations/funds received. Thanks to all of our board members, volunteers, fundraising sponsors and community advocates for your time and resources over the last 12+ months to allow us to support that goal. And, thanks to our fearless and selfless leader, Tyler (a wonderful wife and Rhett’s loving Mommy), for dedicating your personal/professional life to this cause!
While the holiday season can be a rough time for our family, the Foundation was very active and wrapped up the year on a high note with two very generous gifts. We were selected to receive a grant from the One Wing Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to raise funds and distribute financial assistance to organizations that provide resources for the medical, physical and grief recovery of bereaved parents who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss in the state of Texas. Additionally, we were selected as the recipient of a gift of $5,000 from Clune Construction, who selects a charity within each of their markets annually, in order to give back to their community. Again, we can’t thank our community enough for your generosity!
We’ve got two events in the planning stages for 2020…a Benefit Concert supporting the foundation at The Post at River East in Fort Worth in March, followed by our Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament in September. We hope we can count on your support!
We are encouraged by the impact our Rhett has had already, and look forward to continue our support of those facing child loss. If you know of anyone within your own community that could use our support, or needs another parent to talk to, please reach out.