Founded by father/daughter team, Mark and Paige Bellissimo in 2009, the Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (GCC) came forward as a way to increase funding to local non-profits, following the 2008 economic crisis, at a time when donations were scarce.

The impact of COVID-19 replicates the situation of 12 years ago; for local non-profits, their staff and volunteers, the effects of the pandemic have been consequential – they have stepped up to meet our neighbor’s emerging needs ranging from food insecurity, loss of income, access to basic needs, healthcare support, etc.

While the logistics of putting on an event at this time are unclear, the GCC team shifted quickly from “can we even do this” to “how could we NOT do this”?

Through the support of the equestrian industry and the local community, the GCC has acted as a catalyst for charitable giving over the last 11 years, distributing $14.8 million to 256 Palm Beach County non-profit organizations.

Due to the unique setting surrounding COVID-19, the event’s 12th edition is committed to shifting a majority of its funding priorities to support local non-profits who are directly supporting and assisting the most vulnerable and affected populations in Palm Beach County.

We would like to invite you to join other generous sponsors as the GCC will host its 12th annual event at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

After you have had a chance to review the event and sponsorship information by clicking on the photo above, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as assist you in designing your very own custom donation/sponsorship package. We are here to ensure you realize your envisioned impact.

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For additional information, please contact:
Anne Caroline Valtin, Executive Director
Cell: 727-678-8677

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