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Paying it 4WARD through mentoring

6.28.18.4Ward.LIRik R., Account Executive for Fleet Management in Indianapolis, spends his time outside of work building a different type of enterprise – a nonprofit called 4WARD.

After his own mentorship experience, Rik was inspired to co-found 4WARD with his mentor as a way to pay it forward to other young men in his community.

And the rest is history.

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Supporting heroes one shoebox at a time

Operation ShoeboxGrowing up with a mother who served in the Army, Karen M. learned at an early age how important it is to support the troops fighting for freedom.

When Karen took on the role of HR Manager at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in the Atlanta Operating Group two years ago, she knew the partnership her predecessor established with Operation Shoebox was one initiative she had to continue.

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An endurance test to celebrate an enduring legacy

Ireland TriathlonEnterprise founder Jack Taylor believed in having fun and giving back to the local communities where employees live and work.

After Jack passed away in 2016, the Ireland Operating Group looked to pay homage to his philosophy. At the top of their list: an annual run, bike and swim – all to benefit a local non-profit.

And with that, the annual Jack Taylor Memorial Triathlon headed to the start line.

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Giving back, one tree at a time

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Enterprise employee Ariff A. and his wife Jessica helping out at the planting in Oregon

When Arbor Day was founded in 1872, the idea was simple – set aside a special day for tree planting.

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, of course, sets aside many days a year, as it’s in the 13th year of a special 50-year pledge for tree planting.

Every year, 1 million trees are planted as part of the Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge – a unique public-private partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that will continue through 2056.

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Enterprise’s Fill Your Tank Program Reaches $20 Million in Donations to Help Fight Hunger

55_Community Food Bank of Central AlabamaThe Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has now donated $20 million to food banks around the world as part of one of the largest donations aimed at fighting hunger.

The program, known as Fill Your Tank, is a company-wide initiative launched in October 2016 to celebrate Enterprise’s 60th anniversary by providing a total of $60 million, to address food insecurity. The Foundation is distributing $10 million per year over a six year period. The Fill Your Tank program is partnering with hunger relief organizations including Feeding America, Food Banks Canada and the Global FoodBanking Network. Continue reading Enterprise’s Fill Your Tank Program Reaches $20 Million in Donations to Help Fight Hunger

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A big brother’s influence

Kyle and NateKyle Z. recently attended a meeting that could make or break the possibility of a college football career — just not for him.

Kyle, an Area Manager with the Southwest Florida group, already had his heyday as a Division I college athlete. So what led him to attend a parent/teacher conference at Fort Myers High School? The opportunity to advocate for his Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) little brother, Nate.

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Cycling for a Hero

Start of RideThe expression once a police officer, always a police officer resonates with Senior Global Cyber Security Manager Brian M.

After spending 20 years in law enforcement — first as a police officer in Chesterfield, Missouri, and then as part of the FBI’s cyber squad — Brian now runs cyber operations at Enterprise Holdings. Regardless of the cyberspace he’s patrolling, his respect for the police force led to an Enterprise Holdings Foundation grant to benefit an injured local officer.

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Paying it Forward

Enterprise employees in central Alabama empower future female leaders.

1.23.18.GirlsIncFifteen years ago when Ashley H. first participated in Enterprise’s annual United Way campaign she directed her contribution to Girls Inc., a United Way member agency. At the time, she had no idea it would later lead to her operating group having a larger focus on mentoring young women.

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A walk to remember

CF Foundation PicBaltimore Group supports fundraiser walk to honor colleague’s fight with Cystic Fibrosis.

There’s a distinct measure of pride in Jeff A.’s voice when he recounts the many different charities that benefit from the support of the Baltimore operational group.

The short list includes: American Heart Association, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Ovarian & Cervical Cancer Research, Baltimore Parks & People and Voices For Children.

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Fighting fires with rental cars (and trucks)

Enterprise Holdings, Rental Car, First Responder, Wild Fires,  Cal Fire, 111717How Enterprise supports first responders battling California wildfires.

On Oct. 8, as many Californians drifted off to sleep, one of the most destructive fires in the state’s history ignited in Northern California. High winds following a dry, hot summer set the stage for devastation. Within minutes, intense, fast-moving fires began raging across much of Napa and Sonoma counties.

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