As a Senior Data Analytics Specialist, Bennett L. spends his days crunching numbers and translating them into understandable charts. You could say he is a master of Excel spreadsheets.
But on weekends, he masters sheets of a different type: music sheets.
Since 2015 Bennett has volunteered with the Kirkwood Children’s Chorale (KCC), a nonprofit educational organization which offers vocal training to young singers in second through 12th grades.
Continue reading Singing in St. Louis
Rik 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.
Continue reading Paying it 4WARD through mentoring
Growing 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.
Continue reading Supporting heroes one shoebox at a time
Enterprise 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.
Continue reading An endurance test to celebrate an enduring legacy
Carrie A. knows what it’s like to spend more time inside the walls of a hospital than out.
Her youngest daughter, Avery, who was born in 2011, spent most of her life — all 10 precious months of it — fighting to survive at the University of Michigan’s Children’s Hospital.
“No one ever anticipates needing to be at a hospital for months-on-end,” says Carrie, Group HR Manager in the Southwestern Ontario group. “That’s why it’s important for me to give back to organizations like the Ronald McDonald House – an option for my family and for many of our friends experiencing challenging times.”
Continue reading Giving from the Heart
The 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
Kyle 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.
Continue reading A big brother’s influence
The 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.
Continue reading Cycling for a Hero
Baltimore 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.
Continue reading A walk to remember
How 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.
Continue reading Fighting fires with rental cars (and trucks)