Neal Communities donates $10,000 for the fifth year to local Semper Fi nonprofit
Neal Communities (NealCommunities.com), southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, donated $10,000 to benefit the Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Fundraiser, a local nonprofit organization established by Boca Royale Golf and Country Club residents dedicated to helping its parent organization, the Semper Fi Fund.
Neal Communities has been supporting the event since 2012 and has been a co-sponsor ever since. This year’s Boca Royale Semper Fi Charity Golf Tournament raked in over $300,000 through pledges, direct donations and auction items.
“We are honored to have the support of Neal Communities for the eighth annual Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament to benefit our nation’s heroes and their families,” said Karen Guenther, Semper Fi Fund president, CEO and founder. “This community has truly taken the Semper Fi Fund under its wing and made us feel like family. We thank all of the participants, generous sponsors and the entire community for your unwavering support.”
The Semper Fi Fund provides 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 and their families. This ensures that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. The Semper Fi Fund has assisted with $143 million in support to more than 18,000 of our heroes and their families.
The 2017 golf tournament and dinner was held Saturday, March 25 at the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club. General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, was the guest speaker. Karen Guenther, president, CEO and founder of the Semper Fi Fund, was also in attendance.
“This year’s event was a huge success,” said Russ Airington, the chairman of Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund. “The Boca Royale community rallied yet again for a wonderful cause. Members of the neighborhood and friends opened their hearts and wallets and combining pledges, donations and auction sales came to over $300,000. Thank you to everyone in the community for their generosity, participation and support.”
Established in 2010, the Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Fundraiser is an all-volunteer 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization. Since establishing the Semper Fi Fund in 2004, the nonprofit has distributed more than 106,000 grants, totaling more than $120 million in assistance to over 15,000 heroes and their families. The Semper Fi Fund has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for five consecutive years and an A+ rating from Charity Watch. The Fund distributes 93.5 cents of every dollar collected to the wounded and their families. For more information, visit the Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund website at http://BocaSemperFiFund.org.
About Neal Communities
With over 40 years of building award-winning homes, Neal Communities has over 70 successful communities throughout southwest Florida. The Lakewood Ranch-based builder was named the Professional Builder 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine.
To date, Neal has built over 11,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 44 Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.NealCommunities.com.
About the Semper Fi Fund
The Semper Fi Fund provides urgently needed resources and lifetime support for wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Case managers from the Semper Fi Fund work one-on-one with service members and veterans in order to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetime. We keep our overhead low so our impact on the lives of service members and veterans is greater. The Semper Fi Fund has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups: an A+ from CharityWatch — one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating last year — and six consecutive “4-Star” ratings from Charity Navigator, an achievement attained by only 3 percent of rated charities. Learn more at SemperFiFund.org.