Clark Nexsen and Kimley-Horn are excited to announce that $8,669 has been raised in their annual Hops for Hope fundraising campaign, which supports Children’s Flight of Hope, a nonprofit organization in North Carolina that provides flights to specialized medical care for children in need. This campaign marks the fifth straight year that the Raleigh offices of Clark Nexsen and Kimley-Horn have participated in this fundraising effort.
“I’m extremely proud of our fundraising team this year,” said Scott Nelsen, AIA, Architect and Clark Nexsen fundraising team captain. “Between the enthusiasm in our office, the strong partnership we have with Kimley-Horn, and the support from the Clark Nexsen Foundation, we were able to beat our fundraising record for this amazing campaign and organization.”
Hops for Hope pairs corporate teams in the Triangle area with local breweries to create a unique beer in support of Children’s Flight of Hope. Each team is given a “passenger” that highlights how the organization is helping children in need. This year, the team partnered with Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing to create their beer. Inspired by their passenger Sheldon, who is from Indianapolis, the team created Hoosier Daddy, a sour ale that combines traditional Indiana flavors with a modern cocktail taste.
“Not only did we support a great cause, but we also got to work with our friends and industry colleagues at Clark Nexsen,” said David Hursey, PE, Surface Water Engineer and Kimley-Horn fundraising team captain. “They’re a great group to work with, and we’re so happy to partner with them every year for this campaign.”
In addition to the fundraising efforts by the Clark Nexsen and Kimley-Horn team, the Clark Nexsen Foundation matched the amount raised by Clark Nexsen before the end of the event, further enhancing the campaign’s impact. The Clark Nexsen and Kimley-Horn team efforts did not go unnoticed. At the Hops for Hope event, they won two awards, Best Booth Display and Most Creative Beer Concept, in the Craft Beer Competition.
“We are always happy to support local initiatives, especially ones right here in Raleigh,” said Jennifer Heintz, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Architect, Principal, and Clark Nexsen Foundation Board Member. “This joint effort with Kimley-Horn has been incredibly successful over the past few years, and thanks to the support and hard work from everyone involved, I have no doubt it will continue to be successful for years to come, where ultimately the kids are the winners.”
About Children’s Flight of Hope
Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1991, Children’s Flight of Hope believes that distance and the cost of travel should never be barriers to care. The organization provides flights to specialized medical care that might otherwise financially be out of reach, allowing access to the best physicians at the best healthcare partners, easing the emotional and financial burden of the healthcare journey, and ensuring children have the best chance for hope, healing, and bright futures.