BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sun Capital Partners Foundation, Inc. (“The Foundation”), today announced that it has selected Fort Lauderdale-based charity HANDY (“Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth”) to receive a $100,000 grant. HANDY is a non-profit organization whose mission is to embrace, educate, and empower vulnerable youth to become engaged, productive adults. HANDY annually serves more than 1,300 at-risk children who participate in comprehensive programs that focus on education, youth development, and economic self-sufficiency.
“We’re exceedingly proud to contribute to HANDY’s invaluable work supporting disadvantaged youth, and are very pleased to be able to help them in their mission,” said Marc Leder, Co-CEO of Sun Capital Partners and President of The Foundation. “HANDY is an award-winning non-profit organization offering an expansive list of programs to help children and young people who have been removed from their homes because of domestic violence, substance abuse or abandonment, and we are eager to help them address these vital community issues.”
Marc J. Leder and Rodger R. Krouse, founders of Sun Capital Partners, started The Foundation with the belief that success brings with it a responsibility to make a difference in local communities. By supporting innovative non-profit organizations, The Foundation aims to fulfill its mission of promoting sustainable and positive change. The Foundation’s Charity Committee carefully evaluates potential charitable partners to ensure the funding the Foundation provides is deployed effectively and has a meaningful impact.
The Foundation serves to enhance Sun Capital’s strong culture of social engagement and giving back. Previous grant recipients include Boca Helping Hands, Women in Distress, Junior Achievement of South Florida, SOS Children’s Villages, and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.
About Sun Capital Partners Foundation
Sun Capital Partners Foundation, Inc. was established in 2007 to unite the Sun Capital family – Sun Capital's employees, portfolio companies and business partners – in a purposeful philanthropic effort.
About Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Sun Capital Partners is a global private equity firm focused on identifying companies’ untapped potential and leveraging its deep operational and financial resources to transform results. Sun Capital is a trusted partner that is recognized for its investment and operational experience, including particular expertise in the consumer products and services, food and beverage, industrial, packaging, chemicals, building products, automotive, restaurant and retail sectors. Since 1995, Sun Capital has invested in more than 330 companies worldwide across a broad range of industries and transaction structures. Sun Capital has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles and New York, and affiliates in London, Frankfurt, Stockholm and Shenzhen.