SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- National homebuilder Taylor Morrison has donated $100,000 to the Special Olympics chapter of northern California.
Company representatives made the donation during Celebrity Winterfest 2011 last month, which was held in Lake Tahoe, Nev.
The homebuilder was the title sponsor of Celebrity Winterfest, which raises critical funds for more than 17,000 athletes in northern California and Nevada who receive free sports and competition opportunities throughout the year.
"Taylor Morrison is a company focused on community, and we couldn't think of any better way to give back to that community than to assist our friends at Special Olympics of Northern California," said Taylor Morrison CEO and President Sheryl Palmer. "The athletes of Special Olympics are a truly inspiring group and one that we're proud to be affiliated with."
In addition to Special Olympics, Taylor Morrison employees donate their time and money in other communities across the country.
In the past year, Taylor Morrison divisions have participated in events to raise money for the American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Coalition for the Homeless and American Red Cross, among others.
Taylor Morrison employees also came to the aid of earthquake-stricken Haiti, raising tens of thousands of dollars for relief efforts.
Taylor Morrison employees had good reason to participate in such charitable events. As part of the company's Peak Performance program, Taylor Morrison provided a matching donation for the money raised through such charitable endeavors, meaning the goodwill and money raised was in many cases doubled, thanks to the program.
"It's important for us to fundraise and volunteer in the communities that we call home," Palmer said. "Doing so makes our commitment to community a reality for our neighbors and friends."
For more information on Taylor Morrison and its communities, please visit www.taylormorrison.com