The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of The Home Depot and has been the top corporate partner of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation since our partnership began in 2012. Committed to serving those who have served us, The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot, a 400,000-strong army of associate volunteers, work to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. In 2016, The Home Depot Foundation announced its goal of investing a quarter of a billion dollars in veteran-related causes by 2020. In May 2018, CEO, President and Chairman of The Home Depot, Craig Menear, announced at our Annual Footsteps to the Future Gala that their funding goal was met two years early and The Home Depot was now committed to investing a half a billion dollars by 2025 for veteran-related causes. HomeDepotFoundation.org
Since 2014, GMC, a division of General Motors, has partnered with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation as its exclusive and national charity of choice. With more than 100 years of supporting the U.S. Military, General Motors is committed to our partnership and our nation’s heroes. The company employs more than 60,000 veterans. General Motors is dedicated to transforming lives through technology and engineering, and has been pushing the limits of transportation for more than a century. Today, it is in the midst of a transportation revolution to create a safer, better, more sustainable future with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion. As an open, inclusive company, it is also creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed and valued for who they are. GMC.com
The Marcus Foundation
The Marcus Foundation was founded by Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of The Home Depot. Bernie and Billi Marcus have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy, and to date, have given over one billion dollars since they created their Foundation. Since 2015, The Marcus Foundation has been a tremendous supporter of Tunnel to Towers. The Marcus Foundation focuses its efforts on veterans, human services, mental health, Jewish federated giving programs, education, public affairs and community. A few of their many worthwhile initiatives include: The Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, The Marcus Heart Valve Center, the SHARE Military Initiative and the Marcus Institute for Brain Health.
Esther and Harold Mertz Foundation
The Esther and Harold Mertz Foundation is an extraordinary partner of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, and is instrumental in our efforts to serve veterans as well as fallen first responder and Gold Star families. The members of the Mertz Foundation’s Board of Directors continue what its founders began in the 1970s. The Mertz Foundation furthers the legacy and philanthropic generosity of Esther and Harold Mertz by giving hope and assistance to those who are impoverished or disadvantaged, showing compassion to those who have lost hope, and making a difference in the lives of those who are suffering from some deficiency in body, mind or spirit.
CBS New York
CBS New York continues to serve as a proud media sponsor of the Tunnel to Towers Run as it has for over a decade. The event is broadcasted live by many of its owned and operated stations and affiliated throughout the country. NewYork.cbslocal.com/tunnel-to-towers
Established in 1984, Carpet One Floor & Home is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with more than 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. As the exclusive flooring supplier to our Building for America’s Bravest program, Carpet One has committed to the installation of the floor coverings for each of the smart homes built throughout the United States. In addition, Carpet One has carried out a successful campaign where a portion of each sale benefitted a Building for America’s Bravest. Through Carpet One, we forged relationships with Mohawk, MasterBrand, and Hunter Douglas. CarpetOne.com
New York Jets
The generosity of New York Jets Chairman and CEO Woody Johnson has made a remarkable difference in the lives of our injured service members. Mr. Johnson and the Jets have been strong advocates for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation by supporting the construction of four smart homes, thus far, for our injured service members. Mr. Johnson also opened doors to additional support by making introductions to Johnson & Johnson. NewYorkJets.com
Mohawk, a company known for revolutionary product innovation, award-winning design, and outstanding service provides the floor coverings for each smart home. The company provides the highest quality laminate and engineered hardwood flooring products, and has innovated the softest, most family-friendly and pet-friendly carpets ever. MohawkFlooring.com
The Fox News Channel including Fox and Friends and Fox 5 serves as a proud media supporter of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation through their television, radio and online outlets. Fox News is dedicated to promoting the mission and message of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, and has been instrumental in raising awareness and funds for our military, first responders, and their families. FoxNews.com
Semper Fi Fund
The Semper Fi Fund was established in 2004 by a group of Marine Corps spouses. Those same women run the Fund today alongside other spouses from all service branches and retired service members, all of whom intimately know the needs of military families. Since inception, the organization has issued more than $145 million in assistance. The Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund, which provides assistance to injured veterans of all branches of the military, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. In 2010, the organization first partnered with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, and continues to do so today by donating to each of our smart homes. Together we are providing independence for our most catastrophically injured heroes. SemperFiFund.org
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Oldcastle Materials is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete and paving services in the United States with operations at 1,400 locations nationwide. The company operates under the North American arm of international building supply company CRH plc, based in Dublin, Ireland. More information can be found at www.oldcastlematerials.com.
United Parcel Service (UPS) and its employees have supported the Tunnel to Towers Foundation since its inception. Whether it’s providing trucks for our race participants to store their personal items at our annual New York Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk, issuing grants to the Foundation, participating in a workplace giving campaign that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, or hosting an annual golf outing to support the Foundation, UPS has been a tremendous supporter. UPS.com
MasterBrand, one of the largest cabinet manufacturers in North America, builds and donates all of the kitchen cabinets for our smart homes; a $20,000 value per home. MasterBrand is committed to four basic tenets: quality construction, fashionable products, and on-time and complete delivery. Masterbrand.com
SCOUT Marketing, an independently owned and operated, full-service integrated agency, supports the Tunnel to Towers Foundation with an incredible pro bono effort that includes a broad awareness campaign (branding, website redesign, videos, social media, etc). SCOUT, which built its agency on the mantra – Be Brave, has contributed to countless charitable organizations since its inception in 1999. It was looking for an exclusive charitable organization to have a more significant impact on when it found T2T. findscout.com
Ashley HomeStore is the No. 1 furniture retailer in the U.S. and one of the world’s best-selling furniture store brands with more than 700 locations in 36 countries. From design through fulfillment, Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best home furnishing values, selection and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers every day. To learn more about Ashley Furniture Industries, visit: ashleyfurniture.com
API Group, Inc.
API Group, a multi-billion-dollar parent company for over 40 independently managed construction companies located in more than 200 locations worldwide, supplies the fire protection and life safety for each of the smart homes. The sprinkler systems provided by API Group are extremely important to the safety of the service members. APIgroupInc.com
Hunter Douglas supplies each smart home with window treatments. Hunter Douglas products offer amazing design, variable light control, motorization, insulation against heat and cold while saving energy, protection from damaging UV rays, sound absorption, and child safety. HunterDouglas.com
Glidden PROFESSIONAL® Paints is a nationally-recognized brand, dedicated to serving the needs of the professional marketplace, specifically, commercial painting contractors, architects, building owners and facility managers. Glidden donates the paint for all of the smart homes we build. Glidden Professional is a trusted and recognized professional paint brand available at The Home Depot. Glidden.com
United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world. The company has an integrated network of 997 rental locations in 49 states and every Canadian province. The company’s approximately 14,800 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at unitedrentals.com.
In addition to all it does for programs in local communities, U-Haul has made a commitment to support many military and veteran organizations, including the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. On the last weekend in September, as we carry out the annual NYC Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk, U-Haul is a tremendous sponsor, donating its vehicles to transport supplies from our base on Staten Island to the starting line in Brooklyn and finish line in Manhattan. And it doesn’t stop there. U-Haul donates its vehicles to the Foundation for each our service member homecoming ceremonies through our Building for America’s Bravest program. This enables our crew to transport stages, platforms, chairs, video equipment, etc. at no cost. This type of donation allows us to continue to boast a program service percentage of over 93%.
Northfield Bank, which operates 38 locations in Staten Island, Brooklyn and New Jersey, is a key local sponsor for Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Northfield has been a sponsor at each of our Veterans Day golf outings, and regularly provides the Foundation with the time and talent of its volunteers. The assistance Northfield employees provide at registration for the Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk is immeasurable. eNorthfield.com
Northwell Health strives to improve the health of the communities it serves and is committed to providing the highest quality clinical care; educating the current and future generations of health care professionals; searching for new advances in medicine through the conduct of bio-medical research; promoting health education; and caring for the entire community regardless of the ability to pay. Through responsible decision-making and community support, Northwell Health strives to protect and improve the environment and quality of life in our communities.
Lincoln Property Company
Lincoln Property Company was founded in 1965 as a developer and manager of high-quality residential communities. With development and investment properties in more than 200 cities, Lincoln is currently ranked the second largest property manager in the United States. Lincoln strives to provide its residents with superior service for a comfortable and convenient lifestyle. Lincoln Property Company has the distinct honor of being the first sponsor of the NYC Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk.
American Airlines Group (AAG) is the largest airline in the US and one of the largest in the world. The company's mainline carriers provide scheduled air transportation along with its group of regional subsidiaries and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle. It also offers freight and mail services through its cargo division. In all, American operates nearly 6,700 flights daily to 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. It operates about 950 mainline aircraft and almost 600 regional aircraft. AAG is also part of the oneworld alliance, where member carriers share airport lounge facilities and offer interconnected loyalty programs. www.aa.com
Bassett Furniture Industries is busy building a better furniture business. The company, founded in 1902, makes wooden and upholstered furniture for home use, featuring bedroom and dining suites, sofas, chairs, love seats, and home office furniture. Bassett sells through 60 company-owned stores and some 30 licensed locations under the Bassett Home Furnishings brand. With about a dozen stores, Texas is the largest market among the some 25 states in which Bassett operates. The company’s logistics unit handles getting goods from factories and warehouses to stores; it has nearly 800 vehicles on the road. www.bassettfurniture.com