Community Involvement

Register for EHTC's 33rd Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Outing HERE! Join the community on August 10, 2021!

At EHTC, we are active in the community. As a corporate citizen, EHTC strongly believes in the vitality of the Grand Rapids area. We recognize that a well-rounded business is measured not only by profitability, client satisfaction and professional growth, but also by its role in the community it shares. By joining together, we know we can make a difference in the lives of others.

Chipping for Charity Golf Outing

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Since 1987, we have hosted an annual charity golf outing, Chipping for Charity. This event provides an opportunity to help our community by donating to a worthy, local non-profit organization while enjoying a day of golf, fun and camaraderie. Participants may golf, attend the reception, sponsor a sign at one of the tees, donate to the charity, or donate door prizes. Contact our office to get involved!

EHTC has chosen the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth as the 2021 recipient. With the cancellation of the event in 2020 due to COVID-19, EHTC is excited to partner with this organization for this year's outing on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. This organization provides extra-curricular activities like sports and art to a variety of children in our community. By leveraging their long-standing partnership with the Grand Rapids Police Department, the Boys and Girls Club builds bridges between the community and law enforcement, fostering better relations, cultivating future community leaders, and establishing safer and stronger communities.

Funds from the 2021 Chipping for Charity Golf Outing will enable Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids to continue to work collaboratively with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in their Triple Play Program. This program increases the following among Club members:

  • Their knowledge of healthy habits, good nutrition and physical fitness;
  • Their number of hours per day participating in physical activities;
  • The ability to interactive positively with all youth and engage in healthy relationships; and
  • Increased participation at the Club, including recruiting new members.

Please join the community on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 to help raise money for this organization. Sponsorship and registration information can be found here.

 

Past recipients include:

On June 26, 2019, $17,000 was raised for Urban Family Ministries.

On June 27, 2018, $20,000 was raised for Children with Hair Loss.

On September 20, 2017, $18,300 was raised for GR8 Sports, Great Kids.

On October 19, 2016 (rescheduled due to a rain delay), $11,300 was raised for Women's Resource Center.

On September 23, 2015, $10,000 was raised for Ele's Place.

On September 18, 2013 approximately $6,000 was raised for South End Community Outreach Ministries (SECOM).

On September 19, 2012, approximately $10,400 was raised for Hospice of Michigan James B. Fahner M.D. Pediatric Hospice Care Program.

Since 1987, EHTC has raised over $307,000 for these charities:

  • Mercy Respite
  • ALA
  • Halcyon
  • Rose Haven
  • Christian Learning Center
  • Literacy Council
  • UCOM
  • Traveling Grannies and Grandpas
  • Northoek Academy
  • In the Image
  • Good Homes, Inc.
  • Black Education Excellence Program (BEEP)
  • Adoptive Family Support Network
  • Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW)
  • Home Repair Services of Kent County
  • North Kent Service Center
  • Genesis NonProfit Housing Center
  • Gerontology Network's Experience Corps Program
  • CLC Network's Horizons Program & Ready for Life Academy
  • Gilda's Club Grand Rapids
  • Children's Assessment Center
  • The Family Hope Foundation
  • Hospice of Michigan
  • South End Community Outreach Ministries (SECOM)
  • Ele's Place (Grand Rapids)
  • Women's Resource Center
  • GR8 Sports, Great Kids
  • Children with Hair Loss
  • Urban Family Ministries

EHTC chooses a different local charity each year to donate the proceeds of our annual Chipping for Charity outing. If you have a favorite charity you would like to see benefit from this outing in the future, please visit our Chipping for Charity Nomination Page to find out how you can nominate them.

If you have questions, contact Jill Bosnjak at JillB@ehtc.com or by calling (616) 575-3482.

Individuals

Many of our team members serve on non-profit boards and at other volunteer organizations in order to give back to the community. Team members are involved in organizations such as Blandford Nature Center, The Conservation Fund, Feed My Starving Children, Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, Kent Medical Foundation, Kid's Food Basket, Schren's West Michigan and Trout Unlimited. The Chipping for Charity Golf Outing is a way for the firm to collaborate as a team to give back to the community where we live and work.