Community Involvement

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, customer 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. Our golf outing, Chipping for Charity, provides an opportunity to help our community by donating to a worthy, local charity and 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.

2017 will be the 30th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Outing, which is why our EHTC is hoping to make this the best event to date! This year's recipient, GR8 Sports, Great Kids, has partnered with the Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) to ensure students have access to sports, regardless of their ability to pay. Studies have shown that increased amounts of physical activity positively impact a student's ability to go to school, focus, study and learn. The availability of these programs after school also enables students to have safe activities to partake in once the school day is over.   

Funds raised from EHTC's 30th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Outing will help to:

  • Field over 150 middle school teams in fourteen sports, engaging over 2,500 students
  • Offer four sports to elementary students with over 3,500 students participating
  • Help to develop exceptional, well-rounded student athletes in the GRPS district while encouraging healthy lifestyles

Looking to join in the fun on September 20, 2017? Sponsorship and Registration Details can be found HERE.

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.

On September 21, 2011, $8,828 was raised for for the Family Hope Foundation.

Since 1987, we have raised over a total of $252,000 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

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, 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) 551-4136.

Individuals

Many of our team members serve on non-profit boards and at other volunteer organizations in order to give back to the community. Several team members teach classes at Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW). Other organizations include The Conservation Fund, Feed My Starving Children, Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, Kent Medical Foundation, Kid's Food Basket, Rotary Club, and Schren's West Michigan Trout Unlimited.