With the support of suppliers, customers, team members, and additional business partners, MI and Milgard Windows & Doors were able to raise a record $1.4 million for charity at this year’s annual MI Foundation Charity Golf Outing, held October 18-24. As part of this event, the MI Foundation is donating 600,000 meals to food banks located in communities throughout the country where MI operates manufacturing facilities.

The MI Foundation’s 22nd annual Charitable Golf Outing was like the ones that came before it—except that the 2020 golf outing was the first one held virtually.

Originally scheduled to be an in-person event in Hershey, Pa., the MI Foundation transitioned the event to a virtual format. The team was determined to find a way to safely execute the event, while keeping health concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic top-of-mind.

“We challenged ourselves to create an event that kept our 22-year tradition alive,” said MI CEO Matt DeSoto. “Based on the results, I’d say the team executed to perfection.”

Guests took to the links at various courses across the country throughout the week-long event, which included an online auction that opened for bidding two days before the golfers stepped into their spikes. The auction came to a close on Sunday, Oct. 25, the day after the virtual dinner party.

This was the second straight year that the Charitable Golf Outing raised over $1 million. MI Windows absorbs the costs of running this event so that every dollar received goes toward charitable efforts. This year, the event included a record number of 41 sponsors and 284 attendees.

“All in all, it was a fun, diverse, and safe event,” said Amanda Klinger, who co-chaired the event with Robert Savidge. “We hope we can all get together in 2021 for our 23rd golf outing. But if not, we’ll be prepared.”

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