Daily Point of Light # 2616 Feb 13, 2004

Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Kansas has dedicated employees who give of their time and talents to support the greater Kansas City communities they serve. They truly understand the importance of giving back to the community.

In 2001, the Enterprise team made a significant donation to the United Way and they continue to be a crucial ingredient of the United Way team locally. Enterprise interns and the Human Resource Department also volunteered with the Spofford Home for Children, cleaning, washing windows, painting and hosting a cookout for the children. At the end of the year, the Enterprise team also held their Monster Dash as the Kansas Speedway. They created the event, and their employees make up 90% of the volunteers.

From 2002 to the present, the Enterprise team has continued to be an active force of service in their community. They made donations to the Gillis Children and Family Home, which has served the Greater Kansas City area for more than 80 years, and the United Negro College Fund of Kansas City. They held the Buck O’Neil Gold Classic in May 2002 for Reviving Baseball in the Inner City (RBI). And, through another company sponsored golf tournament, the Enterprise team raised funds to support the Women’s Intersport Network (WIN) for Kansas City. WIN for Kansas City is a subdivision of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation and was established in 1994 to promote sports participation opportunities and recognition for girls and women in the community.

Annually, the Enterprise Fleet Services and Leasing Division holds a Christmas fund raiser to support Angel Tree. The Angel Tree program relies on the generosity of Kansas City residents who adopt angels from trees in local malls. Each angel represents a child whose parents have applied to the Salvation Army for Christmas assistance.

The Enterprise team is also a partner of the National Urban League. Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Taylor, was recently elected to the National Urban League’s Board of Trustees. They will serve as corporate sponsors for many of the National Urban League’s ongoing programs as well as participating and underwriting a four-year research project that addresses the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

In addition, the Enterprise team has helped the following local businesses and charities through donation, partnerships and/or volunteer work: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Neighborhood Housing Services, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Community Living Opportunities, Special Olympics of Kansas City, ALS Association, Children’s Center for Visually Impaired, Sertoma, Washburn University, Brain Injury Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Kansas City, Oznam Home for Boys, William Jewell College, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and Project Equality.