Tyto Athene & The Fisher House Foundation: Supporting our Nation’s Heroes
Since 2007, Tyto Athene has been raising funds to support the Fisher House Foundation. The Fisher House is a private-public partnership that supports members of the Armed Forces, retirees, veterans, and their families by offering shelter and support during a medical crisis. Located on the grounds of every major medical military center, and many VA medical centers, Fisher House facilities provide a comforting “home away from home” while a loved one is receiving care in an unfamiliar environment. This special support is even more important to a family during the most stressful time — the hospitalization of a wounded, injured, or ill service member, veteran, or family member.
Tyto Athene held their first Charity Golf Tournament in 2007 as a grassroots effort in collaboration with the local Department of Information Management (DOIM) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina to raise funds for a local Fisher House to be built at Fort Bragg. This effort grew into an annual charitable event that was held at a local Fayetteville, NC public golf course for its first 5 years and in 2012 the venue was moved to Northern Virginia.
Tyto Athene’s charity event has helped to raise over $250,000 over the years for the Fisher House Foundation. To maximize the funds donated, Tyto Athene covers all of the costs associated with the golf tournament so that all sponsorships and golf fees are donated directly to the Fisher House. Additionally, during the 2020 Holiday Season, Tyto Athene employees came together to raise another $5,000 to support our nation’s military and veteran families during the COVID-19 crisis.
Tyto Athene’s goal is to enable our nation’s heroes, during the mission and after. Furthermore, many of our employees are veterans or have family members in the military. By supporting our military and veterans, we are supporting our own communities. Partnering with the Fisher House Foundation allows our organization to continue to give back to those that give everything for our country.
Tyto Athene is looking forward to hosting this year’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament in September 2021 to benefit the Fisher House Foundation. More information about the event can be found here: www.gotyto.com/charity-golf-tournament
More information about the Fisher House Foundation may be found at: www.fisherhouse.org