Westgate Resorts Foundation
As a hospitality company, it’s our business and nature to care for others, including our owners and guests. This hospitality extends to those who live in the places that Westgate Resorts calls home.
Since 2001, our team members have invested in the healthy future of our resort communities through the Westgate Resorts Foundation, which helps great nonprofit organizations committed to our Strong Families | Strong Workforce mission. If families are equipped to break through barriers like temporary homelessness, domestic violence, gaps in education or returning to the workforce after military service, then they keep working or quickly return to work…paving their own path to self-sufficiency and lifelong success. A strong workforce means thriving communities where people want to live and vacation.
“The Foundation’s mission of Strong Families | Strong Workforce is rooted in Westgate’s legacy of generosity and entrepreneurialism,” says David Siegel, president and CEO of Westgate Resorts. “Through our strong relationships with nonprofit organizations nationwide, we have the right partners in-place to help us strengthen families in all the places Westgate and our team members call home.”
As part of Westgate Resorts’ commitment to the community, the company covers all the Foundation’s administrative costs. 100 percent of the money donated to the Foundation helps Westgate team members during a qualifying unforeseen emergency and great nonprofits in Westgate’s resort communities that support our Strong Families | Strong Workforce mission.
In 2020, the Foundation:
- Donated $260,000 to 14 nonprofits across the country in Westgate Resorts’ first Covid-19 Community Response Grant program.
- Donated almost 3,000 holiday toys and gifts to the children of Westgate team members and local Toys for Tots programs across the country.
- Distributed over 1,700 school-supply-filled backpacks to the children of Westgate team members.
- Distributed thousands of pounds of produce, food, and essentials to local nonprofits during the brink of the COVID-19 breakout in the summer of 2020.