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Ada Jenkins pivots with fundraisers; golf tourney brings in $36K

May 26. Ada Jenkins Center’s Golfing for Good event May 17 raised $36,200 for the non-profit community resource hub for families in Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville.

AJC’s spring gala was the agency’s primary fundraising event until COVID-19 hit last year. The gala was canceled during both 2020 and 2021 due to COVID; in its place, Golfing for Good was created this year so that AJC friends could safely gather outside.

Pandemic impact

“Like everyone – families, businesses, and nonprofit agencies – the Ada Jenkins Center has been changed by COVID-19. Our health services were forced to pause as a result of the pandemic. Our food pantry transitioned to a ‘drive-through’ service. We served as a distribution point for federal CARES Act funding to help clients pay their mortgage, rent, and utility bills. Many of our own employees had to work remotely so that they could balance their children’s new virtual learning experience with their commitment to our clients. We’ve pivoted some of our services – including moving to a regional partnership model for our medical and dental programs — so we could best serve the families who rely on us, and did so while facing decreased contributions from some of our major funders.”

—Harold E. Rice Jr. CEO
Ada Jenkins Center


Golfing for Good sponsors included Bank of America (Champion Sponsor), Novant Health (Golf Cart Sponsor), Trane Technologies (Registration Sponsor), Davidson Wealth Management (Tournament Meal Sponsor), Hyde Park Storage (Putting Green Sponsor), the Vine Society (Beverage Cart Sponsor), The Alexander Realty Group (Gift Bag Sponsor), Cornelius Today (Media Sponsor).

Hole sponsors: The Alexander Realty Group, Stacey and Keith Anderson, Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery, C. DeWitt Foard & Co. and FIG Marketing.