ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (April 21, 2016) – Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, recently donated $10,000 to benefit the Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Fundraiser, a local nonprofit organization established by Boca Royale Golf and Country Club residents dedicated to helping its parent organization, the Semper Fi Fund, and its subsidiary, the America’s Fund.
This year’s Boca Royale Semper Fi Charity Golf Tournament raised an impressive $230,000, bringing their seven-year total contributions to the Semper Fi Fund to over $1 million. Neal Communities has been supporting the event since 2012 and has been a co-sponsor ever since.
The Semper Fi Fund and its program America’s Fund provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. This ensures that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities.
The 2016 golf tournament and dinner was held Saturday, April 2 at the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club. General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps and the board chairman of the national Semper Fi Fund, was the guest speaker. Karen Gunther, founder and CEO of Semper Fi Fund, was also in attendance.
“Neal Communities is honored to support the seventh annual Charity Event to provide support to our injured heroes and their families,” said Pat Neal, chief executive officer of Neal Communities. “We are indebted to these heroes and are proud to support this very worthy charity since 2012. They have defended our country bravely, and Neal Communities is proud to provide this small token of our appreciation and support.”
Established in 2010, the Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Fundraiser is an all-volunteer 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization.
Since establishing the Semper Fi Fund in 2004, the nonprofit has distributed more than 106,000 grants, totaling more than $120 million in assistance to over 15,000 heroes and their families. The Semper Fi Fund has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for five consecutive years and an A+ rating from Charity Watch. The Fund distributes 93.5 cents of every dollar collected to the wounded and their families.
About Neal Communities
Neal Communities was named the Professional Builder 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012's "America's Best Builders" by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 10,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area's largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm's continued, record-setting local success. The company's honors and accolades include 44 Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards.
Photo: Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Fundraiser members with Pat Neal, CEO of Neal Communities, and Frank Lugo, chairman of the Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Fundraiser committee