A tradition of strengthening the communities we serve.
At Carver Financial, giving back is integral to the work we do. Our team champions a number of causes and campaigns that make a vital difference in people’s lives.
Pounds of Food Donated
A History of Philanthropy
Launched our cornerstone food drive program. In 32 years, the initiative has provided more than 500,000 meals to families in need.
Founded the Annual Tim Groves Memorial Charity Golf Event. To date, the event has raised more than $350,000 for local charities.
We began an initiative called Carver Cares, to highlight and support local charitable organizations. The goals are to raise awareness of the services available to the community and to help support the organizations monetarily. At selected events throughout the year, local organizations will provide a brief overview of their mission, services and organizations. As a company we will match any donations to the highlighted organization – up to $4,000 – made in the month following the event. We let clients know which organization we are highlighting prior the event. The community partners are listed in event communications and on our Events Page. At the event clients learn a little more about the agency being featured and what they do for the community. If you have a specific organization you would like considered, please contact Kelley Drumm. Charities are selected based on information obtained from Form 990, as well as their financial responsibility.
For the last few years, a food drive has been held as part of our Client Appreciation Event at the Lake County Captain’s baseball game. In 2020 more than 1,700 clients, family, and friends who came to the game brought enough non-perishable food for nearly 3,000 meals, which was donated to End 68 Hours of Hunger Lake County. We have continued to support End 68 Hours of Hunger, The Salvation Army, and Lake County Free Clinic along with other local organizations. The 2021 food drive raised more than 3,000 meals again. Our Annual Charity Golf event donated more than $50,000 to the Be The Match Bone Marrow matching program.
Carver Financial Services was founded with the vision of making peoples lives better. Over the last year, I reflected on the fact that donating food can and has made a difference, yet we were only treating the symptom and not the root cause of hunger or homelessness. The question was, how to do we fix this? The answer is the New Beginning Initiative.
The New Beginning Initiative is focused on permanently eliminating hunger and homelessness in Lake Country by helping individuals who want to help themselves. This initiative focuses on those who want to work – rather than getting a hand out. This initiative is here to help those individuals work, earn an income to support themselves and their family, provide dignity, independence and financial freedom. This also benefits our community. by improving the employment in our county. It benefits all of us with better property values, a more robust community and higher tax base.
Non-Profits We’ve Supported
Big Creek Rescue Dogs
Carter Nedley Foundation
Cleveland Food Bank
End 68 Hours of Hunger Lake County
Fisher House Foundation
Greater Cleveland Fisher House
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Humane Society (Rescue Village)
Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland
Lake County Council on Aging Foundation
Lake County YMCA
Lake County Free Clinic
Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation (Leaf)
Magnolia Club House
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Mentor Firefighters Historical Association
Mentor Rotary Foundation
Ridge Elementary School
Ronald McDonald House
Rotary Club of Mentor
Royal Family Kids Camp
Sub Zero Mission
The Salvation Army
The Littlest Heroes
Torchlight (formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lake/Geauga County)
US Coast Guard Foundation
USO of Northern Ohio
Willoughby Fine Arts Association
Willoughby Rotary Foundation – WRAP
Carver Cares and the charities featured are independent of Raymond James.