Then, the doctor has terrifying news. Your son has a congenital heart defect. The doctors say he needs open-heart surgery with additional surgeries down the road.
“We always say if people don’t stay with Enterprise, it’s because they don’t have the skills, resources or motivation,” says Tamara, a former Rental Area Manager turned HR Generalist in Dallas, Texas. “But it’s our job to give them those things.”
Charlie, Branch Rental Manager in Orange Park, Florida, recently completed his third Boston Marathon and fifth overall. Most of his marathon appearances helped raise money to fight deadly diseases. All of them were motivated by his mother.
They say some are born to become change agents…and others have that need thrust upon them. But in every circumstance, it’s a huge help to have the right can-do culture behind you – so say four women who’ve made a difference at Enterprise and beyond.
Brian B., Group Rental Manager in Virginia, is no stranger to giving back. For the past 20 years he’s volunteered with Special Olympics, and he’ll soon embark on a new adventure with the organization – honorary coach of Team Virginia for the 2018 Special Olympics USA games.
We spoke with Carolyn Kindle, Vice President and Executive Director of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation to learn more about her perspective on the business. Here are her answers:
The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has contributed more than $230 million to thousands of non-profit efforts; what are the Foundation’s philanthropic strategies and objectives?
Nearly 60 years ago, after serving his country in the skies over the South Pacific, Jack Taylor came home to start a business.
He was a proud member of the “Greatest Generation,” serving as a decorated U.S. Navy fighter pilot in World War II. He often credited the lessons he learned in the Navy – including integrity, hard work, team spirit and simply doing the right thing – with helping to shape him as a person and as a businessman.
The bright blue skies overhead gave no hint of the devastation that was about to descend on Fort McMurray, Alberta, on the first Tuesday in May.
Locals knew about wildfires burning in the vicinity, but “there was no smoke in the air that morning,” says Will S., Area Manager. After lunch he stopped by the local Enterprise truck branch which sits up a bit from street level—and when he glanced out the window, Will noticed something ominous: billowing smoke, bearing down on the city.
There are times when having a network of neighborhood branches takes on a whole new meaning. That’s certainly the case in Flint, Michigan — as Enterprise employees have been pitching in with a neighborly effort to address the current water crisis.
The city of about 100,000 people has been operating under a state of emergency since early January, due to lead contamination that rendered its water supplies unsafe to drink.