In May 2016, Rick Hendrick and wife Linda established the not-for-profit Hendrick Family Foundation. It consolidated the philanthropic efforts of the Hendrick family and absorbed its predecessor, the Hendrick Marrow Program, which raised more than $15 million since 1997. A leukemia survivor, Rick Hendrick also is involved with the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte and various other charitable endeavors.
The Hendrick Family Foundation partners with organizations to support our community’s most vulnerable children in need of critical help across multiple facets of life. Currently, the foundation’s primary areas of investment include: hunger relief with Second Harvest Food Bank, social mobility with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and furthering the amazing work of Levine Children’s Hospital.
Hendrick Automotive Group and Hendrick Motorsports are proud to be involved with the foundation’s signature annual fundraising event, Learn Live Hope. The May golf tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina attracts 240 players, including Hendrick drivers, sponsors and supporters. The 2019 Learn Live Hope event also hosted an opportunity for attendees to volunteer on-site with Second Harvest Food Bank Metrolina. Volunteers packed 500 backpacks full of food for local students facing hunger.