HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tyto Athene, LLC, a federal systems integrator headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, announced today that they have raised over $62,000 for the Fisher House Foundation during their 15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, making this the third year in a row that Tyto Athene has broken their donation record.
On October 12th, 2023, 130-plus peer and partner golfers from around the United States gathered at Stoneleigh Golf & Country Club in Round Hill, Virginia to support the event. The generous contributions of sponsors, donors, and golfers made this event a huge success. This donation will enable the Fisher House to provide 4,500 nights of lodging for military beneficiaries.
“Thank you, Tyto Athene, for 15 years of support to military and veteran families through Fisher House Foundation,” said Fisher House Foundation Chairman and CEO Ken Fisher. “The funds raised during the annual golf tournament help remove expensive burdens of lodging costs so families can focus on the care of their loved ones."
In collaboration with the local Department of Information Management (DOIM), Tyto Athene held its first charity golf tournament in 2007 to raise funds for a local Fisher House to be built at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Since then, Tyto Athene’s annual tournament remains a symbol of continued support for the Fisher House’s mission, raising close to $500K in donations to date.
“We are pleased to announce our continued support of the Fisher House Foundation. The Tyto team was able to pull off another outstanding event raising substantial contributions from our partners, sponsors, and golfers in support of an amazing charitable organization,” said Tyto Athene CEO, Chris Meilhammer. “We look forward to hosting this event next year.”
The tournament also served as a launch for Tyto Athene’s annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots toy drive. Tournament attendees brought new, unwrapped toys to kick-off the donating season. These donations put Tyto Athene on track to break its record of 1,600 donations collected in 2022.
Tyto Athene plans to host this tournament for many years to come, with the next one already scheduled for October 2024.
About the Fisher House Foundation
The Fisher House is a private-public partnership supporting members of the Armed Forces, retirees, veterans, and their families. This program recognizes the sacrifices of our military by meeting their needs beyond that normally provided by the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers, enabling family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time – during hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Annually, the Fisher House program serves over 10,000 families and has made nearly 3 million days of lodging available to family members since its inception in 1990. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House.
More information about the Fisher House Foundation may be found at: www.fisherhouse.org
About Tyto Athene
At Tyto Athene, we harness the power of technology to provide solutions that shape the future.
With over 60 years’ experience providing mission-focused digital transformation, our team of experts connect people with technologies to seamlessly integrate and modernize enterprise-level operations that increase mission resiliency, capability and flexibility for U.S. Defense, National Security, Intelligence, Space, and Public Safety agencies around the globe. Tyto’s deep understanding of the customer’s mission brings proven results. www.gotyto.com