Columbia, S.C. (April 10, 2019) – Enterprise Holdings, a longtime supporter of United Way of the Midlands, closed its annual campaign raising more than $196,000, an increase of 26 percent over last year’s results.
“United Way is fortunate for its long-standing partnership with Enterprise Holdings whose investments help our efforts to meet the most critical health and human service needs of our local community,” said Sara Fawcett, President & CEO of United Way of the Midlands. “The employees of Enterprise Holdings should be proud of this year’s campaign and the impact they will have on our community. Overall, Enterprise allows us to continue to lead the charge in improving the Midlands by working to prevent homelessness, providing affordable eye and dental care and preparing children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and graduate high school on time.”
Employees of Enterprise Holdings’ South Carolina subsidiary (which includes parts of coastal Georgia) raised nearly $131,000 to support United Way’s mission to improve the quality of life for every person in the community. This year’s campaign was led by Tyson Bragg, Enterprise Holdings South Carolina Group Human Resources Manager.
In addition to the employee campaign, Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Holdings in South Carolina, David Solano, and Tyson Bragg presented United Way with a corporate match from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation totaling just over $123,700. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Holdings, which, through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises, operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. This match equals 50 percent of the total funds raised by Enterprise Holdings employees throughout South Carolina and coastal Georgia. The remaining funds will be distributed to other United Way chapters throughout South Carolina and coastal Georgia.
“Enterprise Holdings is committed to promoting long-term community growth and prosperity in the Midlands, and United Way provides us the opportunity to keep our philanthropic investments dedicated to improving health and human service needs in our local community,” said Tyson Bragg, Group Human Resources Manager. “We know that when our communities succeed, so do we.”
About United Way
United Way of the Midlands is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in the community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations. For more information, please visit uway.org.
About Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings, Inc., manages the largest and most diverse privately-owned fleet in the world through an integrated network of more than 10,000 fully staffed neighborhood and airport rental locations. This global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises also operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands in more than 90 countries. Combined, Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management currently manage more than 2 million vehicles, employ 100,000 worldwide and accounted for $24.1 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2018. In total, the annual revenues of Enterprise Holdings and Enterprise Fleet Management rank near the top of the global travel industry, ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies. Since 2008, Enterprise Holdings and its affiliates have spent almost $2.4 billion making acquisitions and corporate-venture capital investments or commitments in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Ireland, Spain, Brazil and China. Enterprise Holdings currently is ranked as one of America's Largest Private Companies and if it were publicly traded, would rank on Fortune's list of the 500 largest American public companies.
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