The GATE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Jacksonville-based GATE Petroleum Company, and GATE customers raised $50,000 for the American Lung Association, the company announced. Funds were collected in coin boxes located at the registers of all GATE locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, beginning in July and running through December 2023.
Funding will be allocated to the respective Lung Association organizations in the communities where collected.
“It’s been a privilege to contribute to the American Lung Association,” said Kathy Brady, executive director of The GATE Foundation. “Our gratitude extends to our customers, whose generosity was instrumental in achieving this shared goal.”
The American Lung Association mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
“We are so honored and grateful for The GATE Foundation for partnering with us to help end lung disease in our community,” said Chris Gonzalez, chair of the American Lung Association’s Jacksonville Local Leadership board of directors. “This campaign not only allows us to raise vital funds for research, but also increases awareness of what we do in the community.”
In addition to corporate level giving, The GATE Foundation conducts two paper icon and two coin box collection campaigns each year to benefit organizations that align with its mission to support efforts and services that nurture and protect the well-being of family and community.
In January, the GATE Foundation shared that it had raised $215,000 to benefit Camp Boggy Creek at its annual charity golf tournament in 2023.