PHOENIX, Ariz – December 9, 2014 -Arizona headquartered BillingTree®, one of the nation’s premier payment solutions providers, announced its latest charitable event sponsorship today. The company will be the presenting sponsor for the December 12th Future for Kids 13th Annual Golf Classic at Whirlwind Golf Club. The event raises money to fund educational programs focused on academics, athletics and ethics for at-risk young people.
The charity golf tournament, which features an evening banquet hosted by Miss Arizona Alexa Rogers, includes a performance from Arizona singer-songwriter Ashley Wineland. This is the second time BillingTree has teamed up with Future for Kids this year – in September the company sponsored the 2014 Youth Basketball Camp at Grand Canyon University.
Additional ‘goodwill’ recipients in 2014 included Florence Crittenton’s Teaming Up For Girls Luncheon and Season for Sharing, the annual holiday campaign of The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and 12 News, which is a donor-advised fund of the Arizona Community Foundation. BillingTree employees also continue utilizing the long-standing company volunteering policy, supplying 3 paid office-hours per month per staff for personal causes. This employer-paid volunteer time frequently includes support for St. Mary’s Food Bank, Feed My Starving Children, and several other organizations totaling over 1800 man-hours per year.
“BillingTree gives a generous percentage of its annual profit along with hundreds of man-hours thanks to our Board’s philosophy on giving back to the local community” commented Scott McCollum, BillingTree’s Chairman. “It’s wonderful to share ‘goodwill’ and continue our work with so many local charities through our employee’s time and sponsoring events like the Future for Kids golf tournament”.
For more information about getting involved or sponsoring the 13th Annual Golf Classic interested parties can visit the Future for Kids Website.
About Future for Kids
For 23 years Futures for Kids has been inspiring youth through the motto “academics, athletics, ethics.” Its vision is to provide vulnerable youth with the resources for a bright future. Operating with the support of 600 volunteers Future for Kids offers once a week out of school enrichment for at-risk youth involving homework help, ethics discussion and fitness activities. It also runs large-scale sport and fitness camps with professional coaches and athletes, as well as a week-long summer camp focusing on fitness and nutrition.
About Florence Crittenton of Arizona
Founded in 1896, Florence Crittenton of Arizona has been dedicated to its mission of giving every girl whose life we touch safety, hope and opportunity. The agency has helped foster the recovery of girls and young women who have endured periods abuse, neglect, homelessness, poverty, teen pregnancy, drug abuse and/or mental instability. Florence Crittenton’s evidenced-based programs and services provide housing, healthcare, education, counseling, and social support to young women and girls, ages 10-to-21. Florence Crittenton holds the charter for the state’s first and only public, single-gender preparatory school, the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona (GLAAZ).
About Season for Sharing
Season for Sharing raises awareness and dollars for non-profit 501(c)3 agencies. Now in its 21st year, Season for Sharing has generated more than $53 million to help local agencies that serve at-risk children and families, improve educational skills, aid victims of domestic violence and assist older adults. All contributions are matched 50 cents on the dollar until donations reach $800,000. Additionally, 100% of all funds go to the agencies because The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and 12 News pay all administrative and fundraising costs.
BillingTree’s mission has centered around assisting companies with growing their business by delivering cost-effective, compliant payment solutions that increase and accelerate collections. Committed to and serving the accounts receivable industry for over a decade, BillingTree is the industry leader in the breadth of integrations with core collection platform systems and payment technologies, and in payment compliance. At BillingTree – Your Growth is Our Business. For more information, visit www.mybillingtree.com or call 877.4.BILLTREE.
# # #
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.