Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation donates $125,000 to Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House

Leaders from the Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation presented officials from the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House with a check for $125,000 raised through the 2018 Red Coat Dinner and Charity Golf Classic for Children, which were held June 22 and June 23, respectfully.

“On behalf of the entire Mad Anthonys membership, I’m honored to present this check reflecting this year’s donation to the Hope House,” said Mike Wallace, president of the Mad Anthonys board of directors. “It is a vital refuge and resource for many families in a great time of need, and we are excited to support and strengthen the work of the Hope House thanks to everyone’s participation in this year’s dinner and charity golf event. Once again, the collective efforts of our members are greatly appreciated – this year’s donation would not be possible without it.”

Officials with Mad Anthonys presented the check at an event Wednesday morning at the Children’s Hope House on the campus of Lutheran Hospital. This year’s donation of $125,000 to the Hope House brings the cumulative total donated by the Children’s Foundation to more than $5 million since it began its partnership.

“The support of the Mad Anthonys over the past 10-plus years has been absolutely critical in strengthening and expanding our ability to serve families in need each and every day,” added Andrew Gritzmaker, executive director of the Hope House. “Our board and staff are committed to providing families with a welcoming, family-centered and home-like environment, and the support and generosity of the Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation has helped us enhance our mission for almost a decade.”

The 2018 Red Coat Dinner and 2018 Mad Anthonys Charity Classic for Children took place June 22 and 23, respectfully, and honored local businessman Doug McKibben and Notre Dame Head Football Coach Brian Kelly as 2018 Red Coat recipients.