Urban Meyer and Jeff Wyler have announced that they are joining forces in efforts to raise money and awareness for various nonprofit organizations in Central Ohio.
“It’s not a secret that economic conditions over the last several years have caused many nonprofits to struggle to meet the needs of the people they serve”, said Coach Meyer. “Jeff and I are fortunate to have positions in our community that gives us the opportunity, and the responsibility, to be involved and help make a difference.”
Before developing this partnership, both men have been active, for many years, in countless fund-raising events, including work through their own nonprofit foundations, The Urban and Shelley Meyer Family Foundation and The Wyler Family Foundation.
“Urban and I share the same desire to be involved with, and ‘give back’ to the communities that supports us…and we’re certain that we’ll be able to make a much bigger impact by working together…” said Wyler, “We’re excited to get started.”
Starting in September, the two men are launching a campaign that will offer free mammograms to women throughout Central Ohio. This program will run through December 2013.
Along with fund-raising plans for Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institutes, Meyer and Wyler said they are also looking into several other charitable, literary and educational organizations.