Philanthropy

At Capstone Restaurant Group, philanthropy is an important component of our culture. We have a rich history of giving back to the communities in which we live and work. In addition to our restaurant activities, we encourage our Team Members throughout the country to contribute to their communities in any way they can.

The following are some charities we have been active with over the past several years:

THERE WITH CARE

Providing fundamental support services to families and children facing critical illness during a medical crisis.

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KANSAS CITY HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE

Bringing expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance and hope to people of all ages and at any stage of serious illness.

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Capstone Foundation – Chip in for Veterans

The Company through its 501(c)3 foundation sponsors an annual charity golf event in Charleston, SC that benefits the Stand Up and Play Foundation, as well as PGA Hope. This event has raised over $210,000 over the last three years. For further information check out:

https://www.standupandplayfoundation.org/
https://pgareach.org/services/military/
https://www.hardeesgolfforcharity.com/

Local Restaurant Events

Our local markets have been very involved in community activities as well. Below are just some examples of events and campaigns for charity that we have been involved in:

Montana – Our stores in Montana have sponsored local high school sports teams, collected donations for Marines Toys for Tots and donated coupons for the local activities such as the community Easter egg hunt.

Kansas City, MO – Our restaurants in Kansas City are big supporters of the Solace House, a Kansas City Hospice, and are a sponsor of its annual Head for the Cure 5K event. We have raised over $5,000 per year, for three consecutive years. In addition, we have had numerous participants run the race, and many other volunteers offer support to the runners by working stations along the race route. The team in Kansas City has also been the top sponsor for the Hero’s for Hospice 5K run and this event has exceeded $12,000 in donations over last four years. Additionally, these restaurants sponsored a hole for the Wayne Thomas Foundation supporting Missouri junior golf at Osage National for three consecutive years, donating over $1,500. They also sponsored a hole and team in the Lee’s Summit North Sports Association, donating over $500 in 2019. Lastly, this team sponsored the Jadon’s Hope Bug Run in Olathe, Kansas to support finding a cure for SMA (an inherited disease in which the children are not able to build muscle effectively), raising over $1,000 for three consecutive years.

Northern Colorado/Wyoming – Along with sponsoring various school sports teams, they have also donated breakfast for the United Way fundraiser of Wyoming on numerous occasions, feeding up to 160 people.

St Louis, MO – Aside from holding promotional events to raise over $75,000 for a local food drive, our Hardee’s partnered with Heat Up St. Louis. This is a non-profit group that provides utility assistance to the needy, seniors, and disabled. Through in-restaurant fundraisers, we sell $1.00 Sausage Biscuits and receive cash donations. We were able to raise over $470,000 combined in the last few years for this non-profit.

Tri Cities, TN and VA – Hosts a fundraiser for the local children’s hospital as well as a Christmas toy drive. Monthly they donate and serve breakfast at a local soup kitchen serving the inner city homeless and underserved. For over 15 years they have donated food for the local Optimist Club fundraiser that helps fund projects for children in need. As a partner with the local safety council, they work with local volunteers and provide lunch for area 5th graders attending a Kid’s Safety Fair where they learn fire, chemical and personal safety taught by area professionals. Working with the area Habitat for Humanity, they provide lunch weekly for the volunteers working on the houses.

Bremen, GA – We are proud sponsors of the American Warrior Garage, a non-profit organization of veterans working for veterans. This non-profit automotive restoration shop engages in the restoration of classic cars, trucks and hot rods for the benefit of our wounded warriors and veterans. They also provide on the job training for veteran apprentices in welding, metal fabrication, body work, rust repair, automotive electronics and mechanics.

North Charleston and Summerville, SC – We are proud supporters of 2 great youth organizations. LPGA*USGA Girls Golf and The First Tee

  • LPGA*USGA (Girls Golf) is the only national junior golf program that specializes in providing girl-friendly environments for juniors to learn the game of golf. They are the experts in making the game of golf fun and teach more than just stance and swing; they teach girls valuable life skills like confidence and perseverance. Each of their 500 Girls Golf sites help prepare girls ages 6 – 17 for a lifetime of enjoyment of the game while also inspiring them to feel confident, build positive self-esteem and live active and healthy lives.
  • The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to kids and teens. Through after-school and in-school programs, they help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.

Central Illinois Region – Our restaurants in this area raised money through the Hardee’s Stars for Heroes Program that provided the America’s Gold Star Families organization $104,000 in donations over the course of 5 years. This organization provides honor, hope, and healing to families who have lost a loved one in service to our country through the

United States Armed Forces. For more information, visit their website at http://www.americasgoldstarfamilies.org.

Boulder Offices of Capstone Restaurant Group – Our office donates time to There With Care helping to prepare meals for families and children facing critical illness. In addition we donated food for these meals that have totaled over $125,000 in the last six years.