A new hard-copy edition of Toll Lifestyle Magazine has been delivered to each one of our Toll Brothers homeowners, and now we would like to bring it to you, our blog readers! Take a glimpse into the world of Toll Brothers and the luxury home communities that we are building in the most spectacular locations nationwide.
We will be featuring several articles from the magazine on our blog. The article we are highlighting here focuses on the charitable quest of the Toll Brothers team – enjoy!
Toll Brothers has always sought out associates with great spirit and integrity. So it’s only natural that many are drawn to charitable pursuits both in the workplace and individually. Toll Brothers associates are encouraged to “give back” in the communities we serve, as well as in the national and even global organizations that serve so many.
As a team that is committed to leaving the world a better place than we found it, Toll Brothers has contributed to a wide variety of charitable causes. Many of these are recurring fundraisers that have been on the Toll Brothers agenda for many years, while others are smaller causes that have touched our hearts.
Here is a glimpse of just a few of Toll Brothers’ charitable pursuits.
On a national scale, Toll Brothers has supported the American Cancer Society (ACS) for many years in both big and small ways, along with other organizations devoted to ending the devastation of cancer, including Breast Cancer Awareness, Daffodil Days, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand fundraisers. Toll Brothers locations nationwide raised money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And mustaches abounded companywide as we raised funds for Movember, an organization that benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
In addition to health-related charitable pursuits, we support many other organizations that benefit our local communities and beyond, including Operation Holidays from Home, which donates goody bags to our troops serving overseas; Toys for Tots; a Back-to-School Supply Drive, which supports children by supplying them with essential school needs; and many others.
Each year, Toll Brothers provides a holiday donation in the names of our employees to a list of various charities. Employees can select to donate to any of the following causes: the Abramson Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, the American Red Cross, Abington Memorial Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
One of Toll Brothers’ largest fundraising efforts is the Annual Fundraising Gala. Now in its 21st year, the gala has raised millions of dollars for various charities. During this year’s event over $500,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society. The Philadelphia gala is one of the largest fundraisers for ACS each year.
Like many Toll Brothers associates, Group President Chris Gaffney spends a lot of his free time devoted to raising funds that benefit the community. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Covenant House New York, and since then has been a fundraiser and advocate for the organization, which benefits homeless youth. Toll Brothers also holds collection drives at many communities to support the homeless youth of Covenant House.
Another notable event is Toll Brothers’ participation in Light the Night charity walkathons in honor of Joel Rassman, our former long-time Chief Financial Officer, who passed away from leukemia in 2010 after a two-year battle. Since then, Toll Brothers employees across the nation have participated in the annual walkathons.
Toll Brothers encourages all employees to give back to the non-profit organizations that inspire them. Each year, individual departments bring their teams together to perform charitable work in groups as part of the Company’s “Day of Service” program.
While the efforts of Toll Brothers employees have certainly benefited many in their quest for healthier lives, there are other areas where we are also focused. For several years now Toll Brothers has sponsored the Toll Brothers – Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, bringing opera to neighborhoods throughout the world. Toll Brothers also regularly supports Seeds of Peace, an organization that brings together youth from areas of conflict in an effort to bring peace to the Middle East.
We hope this gives you just a glimpse into the many charities that Toll Brothers supports. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the Charity section of our website.
Stay tuned to read more articles from the Toll Lifestyle Magazine, that will be featured in our blog, or you can pick up a hard-copy of the magazine when you visit one of our community sales centers.