Northern Trust Awards $75,000 to United Way to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Massachusetts

August 21, 2020

BOSTON — United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley received a $75,000 donation from Northern Trust in support of COVID-19 relief efforts as part of THE NORTHERN TRUST Charity Challenge held Wednesday at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.

The gift was made on behalf of PGA TOUR golfer Cameron Champ, who won the “longest drive” challenge on the 12th hole at TPC Boston. Champ squared off with fellow golfers Abraham Ancer, Charley Hoffman and Marc Leishman on the longest drive challenge and a closest-to-the-pin contest on the 16th hole, for a bonus pool of $150,000 funded by Northern Trust.

The Charity Challenge, which also included a nine-hole competition with the four players competing independently, provided a total of $450,000 to support organizations committed to education and youth services in the Greater Boston area.

“Cameron Champ had a good day on the course today, and the real winners were United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, along with other organizations that will receive funds for urgently-needed services,” said Kelly Mannard, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Northern Trust. “Northern Trust has a longstanding tradition of supporting the communities where we live and work, and those needs are greater than ever in these challenging times. We’re proud to support United Way and other Boston organizations that are providing food, financial assistance and other COVID-19 relief efforts to assist those who need it the most.”

“With the support of partners like Northern Trust, we will overcome this public health and economic crisis and empower our communities to rebuild, more equitable and resilient than ever,” said Bob Gianinno, President and Chief Executive Officer at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.. “Congratulations to Cameron Champ on winning the longest drive as part of The Northern Trust Charity Challenge! These funds will play a critical role in helping us to sustain our emergency assistance to families in need and support programs like early education, job training and back-to-school efforts that will be important to our long-term economic recovery.”

Visit United Way’s COVID-19 Family Support Fund for more information.