The Michael J. Mungo Foundation
The Michael J. Mungo Foundation A Legacy of Giving
The Michael J. Mungo Foundation honors the legacy of our company founder: the late Michael J. Mungo. Throughout his life, Mr. Mungo generously, selflessly, and most often, quietly donated likely more than any single, local citizen to help the less fortunate. Upon his death, he left the entirety of his estate to his Foundation to continue his mission of helping those in need in Richland and Lexington Counties. He strongly believed in reinvesting the money he made back into the community from which it came.
Under the direction of Beth DeRidder, the Michael J. Mungo Foundation is projected to donate approximately ONE MILLION DOLLARS annually to Midlands' charitable organizations. At this time, tax-exempt organizations must be invited to make an application, as the Foundation does not have the staff to receive unsolicited grant requests.
Foundation Issues Challenge for Harvest Hope Donations!
The MJM Foundation issued a challenge to the Greater Columbia, South Carolina, community to donate to Harvest Hope Food Bank during the Share Your Holidays campaign. The Foundation promised to donate $1 for every $2 donated. In late November, Vice President Matt Mungo and his son, Stewart, presented a check for $125,000. More information on Harvest Hope Food Bank.
Partnership to Help Local Flood Victims
If teamwork makes the dream work, then some dreams are coming true for homeowners struggling to rebuild after the floods in Richland and Lexington counties.
Hundreds of volunteers will work to rebuild at least 10 flood-damaged homes over three days at the end of December thanks to a partnership between Columbia-based Home Works of America and national disaster relief charity St. Bernard Project, with funding by United Way of the Midlands, the Michael J. Mungo Foundation and more than half a dozen local supporters.
The project, dubbed ReBuild Together, will help lay the groundwork for continuing rebuilding and recovery efforts for homeowners who have fallen through assistance gaps following the October 4 floods that damaged hundreds of homes in the Midlands alone.
“We need to get in here and start fixing people’s houses as soon as possible,” said Stewart Mungo, chairman of the Michael J. Mungo Foundation. “There are poor people and people who aren’t wealthy but are underinsured or not insured that just needed help, they needed a hand. ... It’s our problem. It’s our neighbors. It’s our community.”
Reprinted from The State.
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