“Our continued support of the Fisher House is just one more way for us to thank our nation’s heroes and their families for their service.”
Carolyn Kindle Betz, Senior Vice President and Executive Director – Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, May 2015
In 2015, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – announced a $3 million, three-year commitment to the Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides no-cost lodging to the families of veterans receiving treatment at military medical centers. This latest gift from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation follows an initial donation in 2013 to the Fisher House Foundation.
Each year, $750,000 of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation’s $1 million annual donation is earmarked for the Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship program. The program is open to the dependent, unmarried children, under age 23, of those who have fallen in battle and all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since Sept. 11, 2001. The remaining $250,000 will be allocated for building homes on the grounds of major military and Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers.
Enterprise’s support for the military goes back six decades. The company is named after the USS Enterprise, one of the aircraft carriers our founder, Jack Taylor, served on as a U.S. Navy pilot during World War II. It’s widely recognized as the most decorated warship in U.S. military history.
Today, Enterprise Holdings’ support of the military focuses on three key areas – recruitment and hiring, local operations and community relations. For more information about Enterprise Holdings’ military heritage and hiring opportunities, visit go.enterpriseholdings.com/military/.