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Mission Statement

The Charlotte Hornets Foundation is committed to inspiring a philanthropic culture and strengthening the Charlotte region through intentional partnerships, charitable giving and social projects in the areas of Education, Wellness, Hunger and Military Care.

Foundation Staff

Betsy Mack – Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
Dave Stogdill – Manager, Literacy Programs
Alexandria Howard – Coordinator, Charlotte Hornets Foundation

Recent News

Hornets and Fox Sports Southeast to Donate $34,000 to CMS Teachers

The Charlotte Hornets and FOX Sports Southeast, in partnership with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation, will award a total of $34,000 in Teacher Innovation Fund grants to 11 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teachers to support the implementation of dynamic ideas to educate students.

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Charlotte Hornets Foundation Restaurant Week – September 12 – 16 5:00 – 8:00pm

Join us for Charlotte Hornets Foundation Restaurant Week! From Monday, September 12 to Friday, September 16, 2016, we invite you to dine at some of your favorite Buzz City eats between 5:00 and 8:00pm, during which at least 10% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to the Charlotte Hornets Foundation!

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Charlotte Hornets Donate to Novant Health during Hornets Game

Hornets executives Bernie Washington and Pete Guelli present Novant Health EVP & CCO Jesse Cureton with a $146,309 donation to the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser during halftime of the March 12 Rockets vs. Hornets game.

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Philanthropic Milestones

2010
The Charlotte Hornets Foundation, in partnership with Fox Sports Southeast, contributed $250,000 to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to fund middle school sports programs.

2012
The Charlotte Hornets Foundation and Fox Sports Southeast contributed $250,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to support the fight against hunger in the Charlotte community. The donation was earmarked for food and the purchase of a refrigerated mobile pantry.

2013
In partnership with Fox Sports Southeast, the Charlotte Hornets Foundation contributed $200,000 to the Y Achievers program, a YMCA of Greater Charlotte program, and $30,000 in scholarships for Y Achievers students. The Y Achievers program is designed to help teens set and pursue high education and career goals.

2014
The Charlotte Hornets Foundation, Fox Sports Southeast and Lowe’s contributed $250,000 to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools Foundation to establish the Teacher Innovation Fund, which seeks to empower teachers to implement successful, innovative strategies to educate and prepare every child to graduate from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools college and career ready.

2015
The Charlotte Hornets Foundation and Fox Sports Southeast, contributed $200,000 to Central Piedmont Community College’s Veteran Employment Fund, which provides veterans the opportunity to pursue paid internships with Charlotte companies while working towards their degree.

2016
In partnership with Bank of America and Lowe’s, the Charlotte Hornets Foundation contributed $300,000 towards improving education and literacy in Charlotte. The donation included $100,000 each to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation and Freedom School Partners and donations of $50,000 each to Child Care Resources Inc. and CrossRoads Corporation.

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Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214.
The license is not endorsed by the state.
The foundation’s Federal Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax or Form 990 is available upon request.