Greater Orlando Builders Association Foundation to Support Six Local Charities in 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 20, 2019) – Dedicated to supporting local children and families in need, the GOBA (Greater Orlando Builders Association) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, has donated more than $1 million to youth-related charities and scholarships across Central Florida since its charter in 1985.

In 2019, the Foundation has pledged to support six focus charities including:

  • Center for Independent Living creates fully inclusive and accessible communities where everyone can meaningfully contribute regardless of disability.
  • Elevate Orlando, a civic non-profit dedicated to equipping and empowering underserved youth to graduate with a plan for the future.
  • Embrace Families (formerly Community Based Care of Central Florida) empowers families to safely care for their children by engaging, protecting and inspiring every child, every day.
  • New Hope for Kids brings hope, healing and happiness to children and families suffering from grief, loss or life-threatening illnesses.
  • Quest’s Camp Thunderbird provides recreational programs for children and adults with developmental challenges.
  • Voices for Osceola’s Children advocates for the best interests of abused, abandoned, and neglected children by supporting the development, growth, and continuation of the Guardian ad Litem Program in Osceola County.

Annual Foundation funds are primarily generated during two of GOBA’s signature events: the 6th Annual Nine and Wine Golf Event, to be held April 24, 2019 at The Winter Park Golf Course, and the 3rd Annual Charity Clay Shoot, set for Nov. 15, 2019 at BlackJack Sporting Clays. Both events are open to the public to participate.

“As contributing members of the Central Florida home building industry, we realize that our success is not solely dependent upon our own hard work and talents. It is a reflection of the dynamic community in which we live and work. As the charitable arm of GOBA, our mission is to provide, in perpetuity, a vehicle for our association to support our community,” said Chassity Vega, GOBA CEO.  “We believe there is no greater way to insure the community’s future than by helping a child and no better way to demonstrate our gratitude than by encouraging someone else’s dream to flourish.”

In 2018, The Foundation awarded $40,000 to five focus charities and $19,500 in scholarships funds to 15 deserving students through its ongoing partnership with the University of Central Florida (UCF).

“We wouldn’t be able to accomplish our goals without our dedicated Board of Trustees, GOBA members and staff liaisons. We look forward to continuing to support the children and young adults of Central Florida,” Vega added.

About Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA)

Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA) is the authority, educator and promoter of the housing and building industry representing more than 700 members and 25,000+ employees. Since 1953, GOBA has served the construction industry in Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties. The intention is to foster an environment within the association and within our neighborhoods to create opportunities for building relationships, businesses and communities while balancing economic, social and environmental needs of our members and communities served. For more information, visit and @BuildOrlando on social media platforms.


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