The Hargrove Foundation has reached a milestone in giving as of spring 2021 – they have now contributed over $2 million dollars to charitable causes across the country! Since inception in 2012, the Hargrove Foundation has been on a mission to support groups and organizations making a difference in the areas of health and human services, education, arts and culture, and qualified sports activities. Reaching this milestone would not be possible without the support of Hargrove Teammates and partners in all Hargrove office locations.
“We are excited to reach this point in our charitable giving,” says Micki Kohn, President of the Board for the Hargrove Foundation. “It’s incredible to think of the thousands of lives that have been positively impacted by the $2.1MM we’ve now funneled back to our communities.”
The Hargrove Foundation hosts several events across the country each year to raise funds and awareness including fishing rodeos, golf tournaments, auctions, block parties, and an annual black-tie Gala event. The Hargrove Foundation was originally founded after Hargrove realized a desire to mobilize in support of victims when several tornadoes devastated northern Alabama in 2011. Disaster relief efforts remains paramount to our Team, having supported victims of many flooding and hurricane disasters over the last decade, and having given $100,000 in COVID-19 relief.
“We look forward to continuing to give back to the communities that surround our 16 offices and beyond,” says Ralph A. Hargrove, President and CEO of Hargrove Engineers + Constructors. “As our family of companies continues to grow and serve clients in new areas, it also creates opportunities to show leadership and renew our Team’s passion for community outreach.”
The Hargrove Foundation will host its fourth annual gala on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at the Battle House Hotel in downtown Mobile, Alabama. We are privileged to have Frank Abagnale, leading authority on anti-fruad and security, and subject of Steven Spielberg’s film “Catch Me if You Can”, as our keynote speaker for this year’s event. The evening will begin with an invitation-only cocktail hour for VIP sponsors and then festivities will continue with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m.
Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s leading authorities on anti-fraud and security practices. Steven Spielberg’s film “Catch Me If You Can,” is based entirely on the story of Abagnale’s life. With Abagnale depicted by Leonardo DiCaprio, the film highlights his life as one of America’s most infamous con men, embezzling millions of dollars by posing as an airline pilot, attorney, professor, and physician — all before the age of 21. After recognizing his highly-specialized skill set, Abagnale became an asset to the FBI and has been associated with the agency for over 40 years. Now, Abagnale consults with Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, and government agencies about embezzlement, forgery and security practices.
“We look forward to hearing Mr. Abagnale’s unique perspective on anti-fraud practices,” says Steve McClure, Chairmain of the Hargrove Foundation Board of Directors. “Clearly he is a very intelligent individual with a Spielberg-worthy story. I wouldn’t want to miss it!”
Proceeds from the event will once again be directed to the HAT Project, dedicated to helping mobility limited children achieve more independence through the use of adaptive cars. To learn more about Hargrove’s Adaptive Toy Project, visit hargives.org.
For guests that may choose to stay at The Battle House Hotel, a special event group rate is available. Ticket and partnership details can be found online at hargrovefoundation.org/2018gala.
The Hargrove team is bringing the Mobile community together in Cathedral Square for the second annual Downtown Get Down event benefitting the Hargrove Foundation on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 5:30-8:30pm. For a $10 donation, enjoy food and beverage specials from local area food trucks and vendors, as well as live music from The Underhill Family Orchestra. Your donation includes a complementary soda, water, or beer of choice upon entry.
Downtown Get Down is a family-friendly event for all ages. Children 12 years of age and under will be admitted free of charge. A kids’ zone with entertainment will also be available. Cash and credit card donations for The Hargrove Foundation will be accepted upon arrival. Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://hargrovefoundation.org/2018-downtown-get-down/.
“This is a chance for people to gather together to celebrate our community and support the mission of The Hargrove Foundation to give back,” said Hargrove’s Mobile Office Leader, Roy Duncan, PE. Downtown Get Down is one of many fundraising events organized throughout all 13 of Hargrove’s offices nationwide in the effort to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.
The Hargrove Foundation is the charitable link of the Hargrove family of companies. The Foundation serves to support the four paramount sectors of education, arts & culture, sports activities, and health and human services. This event will serve to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education programs funded by the Hargrove Foundation.