The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation, which serves as the philanthropic arm of The Home Depot and has invested nearly $400 million in local communities since 2002, is at the forefront of improving the homes and the lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. By 2020, The Home Depot Foundation anticipates that it will have allotted $250,000,000 to veteran-related causes. While The Home Depot Foundation is the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s top financial partner, its support runs far deeper than dollars and cents. Through Team Depot, its 385,000-strong army of associate volunteers, Home Depot associates and suppliers work side-by-side with nonprofit organizations to improve the homes and lives of deserving veteran families. HomeDepotFoundation.org
In 2015, GMC, formally the GMC Division of General Motors LLC, announced a national partnership with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and our Building for America’s Bravest program. GMC launched a national campaign called #enlistme. This serves as a rallying cry to stir people to act. GMC is leading the charge to help build more smart homes by inviting people to “enlist” to “unlist” service members from the smart home waiting list. GMC.com
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
Johnson & Johnson
As the world’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson has a history deeply rooted in supporting those who serve and their families. That’s why Johnson & Johnson supports programs designed to help service men and women as they reconnect with their loved ones, heal from both the visible and invisible wounds, and look to reenter the workforce, and joins forces with a wide variety of non-profit and government groups that excel in supporting this important mission. Johnson & Johnson’s support of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk Series and its Building for America’s Bravest program is designated to help build custom designed, specially adapted homes for the most catastrophically injured American service members. Learn more about how Johnson & Johnson champions those who serve at www.jnj.com/heroes
The Marcus Foundation
The Marcus Foundation, whose focuses include human services, mental health, Jewish federated giving programs, education, public affairs and the community, first awarded the Tunnel to Towers Foundation a grant in 2015, and is a tremendous supporter. The Marcus Foundation was founded by Bernard Marcus, the co-founder of The Home Depot. Bernard and Billi Marcus have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy.
Esther and Harold Mertz Foundation
The members of the Esther and Harold Mertz Foundation’s Board of Directors continue what its founders began in the 1970s; sharing their generosity 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. We’re extremely grateful for the Foundation’s remarkable philanthropy.
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
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
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 Stephen Siller 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
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
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
United Parcel Service (UPS) and its employees have supported the Stephen Siller 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
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
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
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 Stephen Siller 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%.
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
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
SCOUT Marketing, an independently owned and operated, full-service integrated agency, supports the T2T 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
JTR Solutions, a custom software development organization located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, is an ardent supporter of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. JTR originally supported the Foundation by providing server management to ensure that systems were operating at optimal capabilities during times of extreme usage. In 2017, JTR Solutions extended its philanthropic ways by taking on the tremendous task of building and developing the Foundation’s new website for an extremely minimal fee. It will continue to support Tunnel to Towers in a multitude of ways. jtrsolutions.com