Philanthropy & Social Responsibility 

The ARDA-WIN Philanthropy and Social Responsibility Content Group is responsible for receiving and implementing suggested fundraising initiatives, establishing protocol for the fundraising initiatives and the charitable organization(s) benefiting from these initiatives. The ARDA-WIN Philanthropy and Social Responsibility Content Group planned actions are subject to review and approval of the ARDA-WIN Committee and/or ARDA. 

Plans for October

Member groups across the country are joining forces on Wednesday, October 26, for “Pinktober”— hosting fundraisers that benefit one national charity and also support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Events will be held at local WIN Wednesday events to support Send Me on Vacation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides financially disadvantaged breast cancer survivors with the opportunity to initiate the healing process through a vacation experience. For more information about ways you can participate in/support this initiative, please contact Content Group Lead Renee Wagner.

The Philanthropy and Social Responsibility Content Group set a $1,500 fundraising goal for 2016. In just one night at the ARDA-WIN Advantage Orlando Regional in January, our goal was far exceeded when the group raised over $2,100 to benefit Harbor House of Central Florida. This wonderful evening demonstrated the depth and breadth of the generosity throughout our industry.  Just because the goal was shattered doesn’t mean that the work stops—we’re committed to keep the momentum going throughout the year!

WIN Wednesdays So. California raises $710 for Pacific Cancer Fitness 

In March 2016, the So. California WIN Wednesdays group dedicated the evening to Pacific Cancer Fitness. Charitable contributions from the raffle that evening generated a total of $710. The founder of Pacific Cancer Fitness shared with the group that the funds would provide nutrition and physical support to 16 cancer survivors unable to pay for services due to hospital bills.   

Thank you to the following organizations and their associates for making this possible:

  • Grand Pacific Resorts
  • Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
  • Welk Resorts
  • Wyndham
  • First American Title
  • RCI
  • Resort Vacations Inc.

Nominate a Cause 

If you are an ARDA member and avid supporter of a 501(c)(3), we want to hear from you! Please share with us why your organization supports a certain cause and the group will take into consideration for fundraising and awareness efforts. Email: rwagner@gpresorts.com  

Join us in our continued support of these organizations: