The Richmond Brothers Foundation was started with a vision of perpetuating the gifting, philosophy of its founders, David and John Richmond. It is the philanthropic arm of Richmond Brothers, Inc., in addition to 1 and 2 Richmond Brothers Place, LLC. We carry out our purpose by promoting the message of giving of our time, talent, treasure, and touch. We give financially, not out of what we receive but we give so that we might receive. The foundation is focused in two areas primarily: children and young adults and health and fitness.
The foundation focuses on children because they are our future. It does this by providing basic needs, education, and opportunity where none might otherwise exist or by funding and developing existing programs. We want to teach our youth values, morals, high standards, character and integrity. Those who have benefited in this area are the preschoolers, toddlers, and latch key children of St. Mary’s Childcare and Development Center, Queen’s School, Lumen Christi, and New City Resources, to name a few.
As our children continue to develop, Richmond Brothers is proud to have established an endeavor with Jackson Community College to help fund the Wilbur L. Dungy Endowed Chair. This will ensure instruction and equipment in the sciences that would not have been possible without the vision of the Dungy family and the funding of the Endowed Chair. We feel blessed and want to thank the family and the college for allowing us to be a part of this effort. We now have broadened our touch by reaching out to all the communities that the college touches, mainly Jackson, Hillsdale and Lenawee counties. In addition, to ensure that deserving young adults have the opportunity to continue their education which will give them greater opportunities in life, the foundation has funded a scholarship program at the college.
To reach out even further beyond what we can see, we believe in and support The Lingap Children’s Foundation, which maintains an orphanage and educational opportunities in the Philippines. These children are truly the forgotten of a society and great work is being done by the Lingap Center. We are proud to be associated with such a fine group of people and wonderful children; in addition, we are excited about the opportunities they have to create change in their community.
Our second focus is health and fitness. Our family, as have many, continues to be touched by cancer and thus we support and help fund the American Cancer Society through the Tony Open. In addition, we are currently developing other opportunities to encourage health and fitness before disease can begin.