For decades, Fluor employees have hosted golf tournaments to raise funds for local nonprofit organizations. In total, Golf for Greenville and Golf for Greater Houston have raised more than $10.2 million through an employee-driven volunteer effort.
Each of these tournaments operates independently and works to provide substantial funding, primarily for capital projects of deserving charities in each community. The golf tournaments follow Fluor's giving priorities: education, economic development, environment and public health and critical human needs. The programs involve scores of Fluor employees who donate thousands of hours to organize and host the annual tournaments. Each tournament relies on Fluor suppliers and other business contacts as sponsors and players. Golf for Greenville is held in the spring, while Golf for Greater Houston is held in the fall to minimize overlap and maximize fundraising.
Established in 1990, Golf for Greenville has raised more than $6.8 million for Greenville, South Carolina, area charities. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the tournament roared back in 2022, donating $420,000 for projects across the Upstate of South Carolina. Grant applications for the 2023 Golf for Greenville are currently open.
Golf for Greater Houston began in 2008 and has raised nearly $3.3 million for Houston, Texas, area charities. Following the pandemic, the tournament was able to return in October 2021 and donated $200,000 to five local charities. More than 60 volunteers donated more than 2,100 hours over the course of many months to make the event a success. Plans for the October 2022 tournament are well under way.
Both Golf for Greenville and Golf for Greater Houston are excellent examples of Fluor employees using their professional skills and personal passion to effect meaningful change for their neighbors in need.
Golf for Greenville volunteers celebrate distributing the final round of donations to local charities.