GoDaddy and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to Match Up to $1 Million!

November 1st, 2013

Web Hosting Company and Charitable Organization to Match Customer Donations Dollar-for-Dollar

The incredible support continues for the Semper Fi Fund and our program America's Fund! As this month marks the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps (November 10th), GoDaddy and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation are giving our injured and critically ill service members and their families a very special gift. From November 1 through December 31, the charitable foundation and Web hosting company will match donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million to the Semper Fi Fund.

A special Marine Corps Birthday message from GoDaddy
Executive Chairman and Founder Bob Parsons

Donors wishing to double their support for our wounded and critically ill heroes can visit the Semper Fi Fund’s dedicated donation page: https://semperfifund.org/donate-godaddy/ for donation instructions. Additionally, GoDaddy customers who purchase products through GoDaddy.com during this time period can elect to “Round Up for Charity” during checkout, selecting the Semper Fi Fund as the beneficiary. “Round Up for Charity” allows GoDaddy customers to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar, effectively donating their spare change.

Never forgetting his military roots, GoDaddy Executive Chairman and Founder Bob Parsons, a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a recipient of the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and Purple Heart Medal, continues to make it a priority to give back to those who have given so much.

“This is a perfect opportunity for all of us to step-up and really help veterans who have been critically injured while defending the freedoms we enjoy as Americans,” said Parsons.

“The Semper Fi Fund changes lives,” added Renee Parsons, co-founder of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. “This matching campaign represents an opportunity for GoDaddy customers and Semper Fi donors to double the impact of their gift – delivering hope to twice as many veterans and their families.”

The matching campaign follows closely on the heels of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation’s recent gift of $1 million to the Semper Fi Fund, bringing their total contribution to the Fund to $2.8 million. GoDaddy and their customers have donated more than $1 million over the past two years.

2012  $1 million check presentation from GoDaddy and The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation. Photo courtesy of GoDaddy

2012 $1 million check presentation to the Semper Fi Fund from GoDaddy and The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation.
Photo courtesy of GoDaddy

“We are deeply grateful for the love, passion and support shown by GoDaddy and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation," said Karen Guenther, CEO of Semper Fi Fund, "and for helping the Semper Fi Fund make sure our wounded and critically ill service members and their families are not alone on their long road to recovery. Such dedication to our military members and families is inspirational to all of us. Their contribution is so much more than just a dollar amount - they’re also rallying their communities and raising awareness, which today is more critical than ever. We can’t begin to thank them for all they do.”

GoDaddy, the Web’s largest platform for small business, has a history of supporting veterans with recruiting programs to help hire veterans. “It’s important for us to get behind the men and women who fought for this country,” said GoDaddy Chief People Officer Auguste Goldman. “GoDaddy can help make a difference in the lives of these veterans and their families and The GoDaddy/Bob & Renee Foundation Challenge is a great way to honor them for the sacrifices they’ve made.”

To find out more about Go Daddy’s charity work, go to www.GoDaddyCares.com

About the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation inspires hope by providing critical funding at critical times to communities striving to make a difference. The foundation primarily focuses on issues in the greater Phoenix area. The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation believes every person is entitled to an education, good nutrition, medical care, a stress-free, happy environment and the hope that they too, will share in the American Dream. The foundation provides funding to non-profit organizations that are successfully addressing these essential needs. The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation is also committed to the children of Haiti, helping to grow and improve schools, medical services and overall well-being for communities in rural Haiti through the Hope for Haiti organization.

About GoDaddy
GoDaddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL certificate provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. GoDaddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue according to 451 Research (Mass-Market Hosting Report-Fall 2012) and is the #1 provider of net-new SSL certificates for 2012, according to the Netcraft, LTD Secure Server Survey. To learn more about the company, visit GoDaddy.com/PR.