Lendlease (US) Community Fund raises more than $355,000 for military families, veterans

  • 23 Sep 2019
In addition to raising funds for LLCF’s BlueStar Scholarships program, the tournament supported nonprofits including Boot Campaign, K9s for Warriors, Operation Stand Down Tennessee, and Operation Shower, among others. Players from local, regional and national corporations participated including title sponsor Bank of America Merrill Lynch; platinum sponsors IHG® Army Hotels, WinnResidential, Lowenstein Sandler, Bureau Veritas, Paragon Construction and Mainscape; and gold sponsors Ameresco and Lincoln Land Services LLC.  

Ricky Raley, former Specialist and infantryman in the Indiana Army National Guard and Veteran Ambassador for Boot Campaign, as well as Luke Pell, former Captain in the U.S. Army, country singer-songwriter and avid volunteer with Wounded Warrior Project, CreatiVets and the Travis Manion Foundation, joined us during the golf tournament to speak to their experiences during their service, as well as the many benefits their organizations provide. Additionally, we were honored to have Richard Casper, former infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps and Co-Founder of CreatiVets, join us to sing “They Call Me Doc” during the golf tournament opening ceremony. 

“Lendlease works closely with the Department of Defense with a unified goal to provide housing communities aimed at improving the quality of life for military service members and families across the country,” said Phillip Carpenter, LLCF Chairman of the Board. “We appreciate the constant sacrifices that our service members and their families make, and we are honored to give back to them. This year marks 7 years of hosting our golf tournament, and I am proud to say we have successfully given back over $1.9m thanks to all who have contributed to the tournament and continue to do so year after year. Our efforts wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors and dedicated Lendlease volunteers.” 

LLCF is a nonprofit organization that focuses its efforts on supporting the military men and women who live in homes and neighborhoods we've created, as well as supporting the communities where our employees work and live. Through the LLCF, we support community growth and development by funding projects that address community challenges in the areas of housing, education, health, economic development and environmental sustainability, and create or support programming aimed at improving the quality of life for military families who sacrifice so much for us. For more information on the LLCF, visit