The Brian Hafer Foundation enters 2012 with a firm resolve and unbending commitment to both deliver and grow its charitable mission: Through Compassion and Awareness a Better Tomorrow Awaits. Assisted by an ever-expanding roster of community and business partners, the Foundation has raised the benchmarks for its fundraising initiatives and charitable donations. Annual goals and ways you can help will be detailed in the coming months.
We are excited to officially announce our corporate partnership with The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley. Such partnership, while lending endless support locally, has also facilitated our budding relationship with the First Tee of Greater Houston. Together, our organizations intend to benefit The First Tee’s National School Program, and collectively deliver the Nine Core Values™ to local Dayton City and Conroe City schoolchildren. On July 7, 2011, The First Tee launched its initiative to reach 10 million children by 2017, and we intend for thousands of schoolchildren benefitted by our shared collaboration to count amongst that number.
This year, the Foundation intends to benefit multiple elementary schools within the Dayton Public School District ("DPS") by and through The First Tee’s National School Program. Late in 2011, Eastmont Elementary became the Foundation’s first DPS recipient. We are excited to monitor Eastmont’s progress through the Program, and observe the children’s experiences and successes. We are confident that Eastmont’s successful implementation of the Program will raise local awareness and interest in our charitable mission.
2012 will also observe the Foundation’s expansion into Conroe, Texas. For many years, Conroe was home to Brian and his family, and was the location for many, many of Brian’s successes. No discussion about Brian’s life is complete without Conroe’s inclusion. We are excited to welcome Brian’s friends, family, classmates and colleagues to the Foundation. And, we are excited to benefit Conroe City schoolchildren (some of whom no doubt have grown up listening to their daddy’s stories about Brian.)
The Foundation is pleased to announce its newest board members, Mike Greathouse and Josh Arnaud, who will lead our Conroe-based initiatives. Mike and Josh were lifelong friends of Brian, and have been friends of the Foundation since its inception. Their shared participation has fostered the Foundation’s successes, and we are humbled by their active roles.
2012 promises to be another big year for the Foundation, balanced equally by building blocks and launch pads. Check back often to see what we’re up to!
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