CoreCivic’s annual Chairman’s Charity Golf Classic generates $475,000

Tony Grande, CoreCivic Charitable Fund Chairman (front left), Damon Hininger, CoreCivic President and CEO (front right), and Mark Emkes, CoreCivic Board Chairman (back right) present a $475,000 check to representatives from Nashville-area nonprofits.

Tony Grande, CoreCivic Charitable Fund Chairman (front left), Damon Hininger, CoreCivic President and CEO (front right), and Mark Emkes, CoreCivic Board Chairman (back right) present a $475,000 check to representatives from Nashville-area nonprofits.

CoreCivic held its annual Chairman’s Charity Golf Classic on October 5, 2017, at the Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory.  The event raised   a record-breaking $475,000 – funds that will go to a group of 25 Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations doing important work for former offenders, victims of crime and abuse, and underserved youth. More than $4.3 million has been raised for Nashville-area charities since the event began in 1991.

“The Charity Golf Tourna- ment exists to make a difference, and for 26 years that is exactly what we’ve worked to do,” said Tony Grande, CoreCivic Charitable Foundation Chairman. “Middle Tennessee is experiencing rapid growth and our nonprofit organizations are under increased pressure to meet the demands of a growing population. I am thankful that so many friends and colleagues joined us once again to ensure that these groups are supported, just as they support so many of our neighbors.”

“This event is a direct reflection of CoreCivic’s longstanding history of community support in Middle Tennessee and around the country,” said Grande. “Whether it is through time or resources, we feel a deep sense of responsibility to serve our communities and better the public good.”