Most businesses measure success by growth of revenues and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization). We have a great team and have been blessed beyond all expectations with success in our business over the last several years. When we founded the firm, we committed to set aside part of our gross revenues each year for charitable endeavors and we established the Venturi Charitable Gift Fund. Our mission is more than just writing checks. We can leverage our team and talents to cultivate community impact through service. Our success can be measured by the impact with have on our community.
This was the second year of the Venturi Charity Shoot, an event that benefitted veteran group Honor Flight Austin. Over 100 participants and eight corporate sponsors made this year’s event an incredible success. Through a matching grant from the Venturi Charitable Gift Fund and the generosity of our donors and other corporate sponsors we raised $150,000 for Honor Flight Austin this year, a 300% increase over last year’s event. This contribution will help heal and change the lives of 150 veterans. Thank you to our sponsors DLA Piper, HPI Real Estate, Tri State Capital Bank, Focus Strategies, Aero Capital Solutions, JTS Capital and Hog Heaven. In addition, many donors made pledges to support Honor Flight Austin and will attend a Venturi Honor Flight in September as Honor Flight Guardians.