The PENTA Building Group’s charitable arm, The PENTA CARES Foundation (PENTA CARES), raised $150,000 for three Southern Nevada nonprofits during its recent 18th Annual Charity Golf Classic at Revere Golf Course. The event welcomed 320 golfers representing 88 companies, vendors and clients.
As a result of the event, the foundation donated $50,000 to each of the three nonprofits: the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NVCCF), the Women’s Development Center (WDC) and Nevada Military Support Alliance (NMSA).
Founded in 1993, NVCCF provides support services and programs to families of children diagnosed with life threatening or critical illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, renal, blood and immunologic diseases. With this donation, PENTA CARES continues its 15-year support of NVCCF’s Project A.R.K. (Aids & Resources for kids), providing critically ill children and their families with basic living needs, social services and individual and group counseling at no cost.
WDC works to provide affordable housing, economic and educational opportunities and support services to families and individuals. PENTA CARES’ donation will support WDC’s Transitional Housing Program, which provides individuals and families resources to work towards self-sufficiency, including housing, transportation, employment readiness and more.
Since 2003, the NMSA works to organize and promote the recognition, support and appreciation for men and women in the armed forces. The donation from PENTA CARES will continue supporting families of fallen service members and those who have returned home from the battlefield with injuries.
“Since opening our doors for business 22 years ago, PENTA has been about people and making a positive impact in the Southern Nevada community that we call home,” said PENTA President John Cannito. “That’s why we look forward to our annual Charity Golf Classic each year. The event has raised approximately $1.5 million for local nonprofits since 2005, a feat that would not have been possible without the incredible support of our clients, trade partners, vendors and PENTA CARES volunteers.”
Over the course of more than two decades, PENTA CARES has donated more than $9 million to 450 charities companywide, and each year PENTA employees and their families volunteer thousands of hours to nonprofit organizations in Las Vegas, Southern California and Phoenix.