ALL ABOUT HELPING OTHERS

The Charlotte Hornets Foundation helps make up most of our Swarm to Serve initiatives. The Charlotte Hornets Foundation is a separate 501c3 with focuses solely on giving back to our region.

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR VISION

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 nonprofit partnerships.

OUR HISTORY

NBA legend Michael Jordan acquired the Charlotte Hornets (then Charlotte Bobcats) in 2010. While there were many changes that came with a new owner, there was one initiative that relentlessly remained on top – reinvesting in the community this team calls home. And thus, the Charlotte Hornets Foundation (previously Cats Care under the Bobcats) was created.

The Charlotte Hornets Foundation aims to create a stronger Charlotte community. After research, surveys and discussions with community leaders, the organization selected four pillars on which to focus: Education, Wellness, Hunger and Military Care. Individual initiatives have been established in these focal areas that reaffirm our mission.

Since its inception, the Charlotte Hornets Foundation has awarded over 50 grants. With the help of over 90 partnerships, the Foundation has grown into the robust organization it is today.

In order to fund the numerous programs it supports, the Charlotte Hornets Foundation relies in large part on contributions from corporate partners and individuals, and fundraising events. The impact the Foundation has made is because of our partners, sponsors, fans, and supporters. For that, we thank you.

The Charlotte Hornets Foundation is dedicated to the needs of the Charlotte metropolitan area. With all administrative costs covered, 100 percent of your gift goes directly to benefiting our initiatives.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

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KNOW MORE ABOUT OURBOARD MEMBERS

Michael Jordan

Chairman

James Jordan

President

Fred Whitfield

Board Member

Joe Pierce

Board Member

Jim Dunlevy

Treasurer

Betsy Mack

Executive Director

KNOW MORE ABOUT OURSTAFF MEMBERS

Betsy Mack

Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Charlotte Hornets Foundation

Tiara Brown

Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility

Bari Pasternack

Senior Coordinator of the Charlotte Hornets Foundation

Gabby Sims

Senior Coordinator of Corporate Social Responsibility

Dave Stogdill

Manager of the Literacy Programs