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Support The Enlisted Project receives $50,000 grant from Callaway foundation

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Retired Marine Col. John “JP” Farnam, past Support The Enlisted Project board chairman; STEP Director of Development Veronica Worthington; Lisa Farris, Callaway Golf Co. Foundation program representative; and STEP co-founder and CEO Tony Teravainen, retired Navy, celebrate the foundation’s $50,000 grant on Friday, Feb. 23. (Courtesy photo)

Every year, the Callaway Golf Co. Foundation selects one military charity to support, and this year, Support The Enlisted Project was named its national charity partner.

STEP received a $50,000 gift from the foundation on Friday, Feb. 23, which will help aid military families and service members in need of financial assistance in the San Diego and Washington regions.

“After learning about STEP’s mission and efforts to support military members in need, the Board agreed that the programs and services provide great tools for financial stability,” said Becky Fine, Callaway Golf Co. Foundation board member. “The work that STEP does is transformative for military members who are facing financial hardships, especially after service. We’re honored to provide this gift to such a deserving organization that aids our country’s heroes who protected us.”

The Carlsbad-based company foundation’s focus is to support programs that improve lives and contribute to communities on a select basis. The foundation also serves as a catalyst for Callaway employees to become involved in and contribute to their communities.

Military news“For over a decade, STEP relies on donations like this to continue to provide financial assistance to our military service members, veterans, and their loved ones,” said Tony Teravainen, CEO and co-founder of Support The Enlisted Project. “This gift from Callaway Golf Company Foundation empowers our team to reach more military members and families in need of financial relief and respite.”

STEP recently completed its 11th year serving young military and veteran families facing financial crises. As a nonprofit, community-funded agency, STEP has worked with 250,000 military lives and reports a 90% success rate at permanently changing financial behaviors over the 7,400 families served through its Emergency Financial Assistance Program. The organization’s future 10-year strategy is to expand beyond Southern California and Washington state to serve more families across the United States.


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