On Monday, July 13, 2020 The Caring Place will receive assistance in fulfilling its mission to provide for the basic human needs of all people in Georgetown and northern Williamson County. The Cullen Trust for Higher Education (Cullen Trust) and Southwestern University have teamed to make a substantial donation to The Caring Place as part of a community-wide fundraising campaign, Spirit of Caring. The effort is part of an emergency response to help individuals and families who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis.

The Caring Place provides services to over 6,600 individuals in its community. Last year the organization provided $773,319 in direct services. This year, the pandemic and economic downturn are expected to significantly increase the needs of the community.

The creation of a new campaign to support the work of The Caring Place comes as part of a statewide initiative, The Spirit Food Fund, launched by notable Texas businessman, humanitarian, and philanthropist, Corby Robertson, Jr. By utilizing the capacity and networking of an organization he founded, Spirit Golf Association, Robertson’s vision is to increase support for community organizations at a time when their constituent needs are growing. The Spirit Golf Association launched the Spirit Food Fund in May as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic to raise $2 million and recruit hundreds of volunteers for the Houston Food Bank.

Members of the media and Georgetown community are invited to the event.

EVENT: Check Presentation to The Caring Place

Interview and photo opportunities with:

  • Corby Robertson, Jr, Chairman of the Spirit Golf Association
  • Laura E. Skandera Trombley, President of Southwestern University
  • Todd Alfred, President of the Spirit Golf Association
  • Ginna O’Connor, Executive Director of The Caring Place 

DATE: Monday, July 13, 2020

TIME: 11:00 a.m.–Noon (CDT)

LOCATION: Southwestern University, Maple and University, Georgetown, TX
(Event will take place under the Southwestern Arch located on the westside of campus, just off of Maple Street and adjacent to The Cullen Building.)

HEALTH PROTOCOLS: In order to mitigate exposure to COVID-19, all visitors to Southwestern’s campus are required to wear face masks and observe 6-foot social distancing.

CONTACT: Scarlett J. Moss
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Southwestern University
Email: sfostermoss@icloud.com
Phone: 512.599.3363