Every year, CMAC Partners collaborates with numerous outreach and non-profit organizations, inspired to build a stronger and healthier community, both in our community of Central Florida and the communities of our clients across the nation. Our continued partnership with groups such as New Hope for Kids, Canine Companions for Independence, Second Harvest Food Bank, and TOCA allows the CMAC team to personally connect with and support these communities through charitable organizations. Read below to learn more about the organizations that CMAC supports.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores, and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties. Second Harvest offers programs to help at-risk economically-challenged adults, such as a 16-week culinary training program, in order to set them on a path to self-sustainability and learn life skills. CMAC contributed to and attended one of Second Harvest’s Chef’s Nights, “Wine, Cheese and Chocolate: A Perfectly Paired Dinner,” hosted by three local food and wine experts. The evening benefited the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program.
New Hope For Kids
New Hope for Kids Wish Program, based in the state of Florida, grants wishes to children though the age of 19 diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. CMAC has been a part of making a child’s wish come true, recently partnering with the Orlando Magic NBA basketball team to grant the wish of Nicholas Hurley, a 15-year old Orlando resident with Type 1 Diabetes. Nicholas is unable to play sports due to his health conditions, but is devoted to the Orlando Magic. CMAC Partners sponsored Nicholas’ wish to attend a game and meet his favorite player, Nikola Vucevic. In addition to courtside game tickets and the private meet-and-greet with Vucevic, CMAC arranged a limousine for Nicholas and his family to cruise to the game in style.
TOCA (The Orthopedic Clinic Association) Foundation’s mission is to improve the community in the areas of math, science, and medical research through support of the Boys and Girls Clubs. The 2nd Annual TOCA Foundation Golf Tournament took place in April of 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. The Boys and Girls Clubs are able to improve the community’s educational outcomes and future leaders. CMAC participated as a Sponsor of the TOCA Foundation Golf Tournament.
Davis Phinney Foundation
The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s mission is to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. It provides essential information, practical tools, and inspiration to people living with Parkinson’s. The Foundation funds early-phase, innovating research that focuses on exercise, speech, movement, and other factors that affect quality of life. Olympic Bronze medalist and Tour de France Stage winner Davis Phinney started the Foundation when he was diagnosed with Young-onset Parkinson’s as a way to inspire and encourage those living with Parkinson’s. CMAC has previously donated to the Foundation and looks forward to continuing to work with them.
Canine Companions for Independence
Each year, CMAC Partners is the lead sponsor in Dog Fest, an event to raise money on behalf of Canine Companions for Independence. Canine Companions’ mission is to provide properly trained service dogs for those with disabilities or those who need assistance with day-to-day activities. Organized by Workout 32789, a local Winter Park fitness center, the event pairs armchair athletes and service dogs for a day of fun and fitness. We are pleased to announce that over $10,000 was raised during this year’s event, a doggone good result. Canine Companions has training centers and chapters throughout the United States.