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#BizGivesCLT 2021 Winners


The Charlotte Business Journal and SHARE Charlotte have partnered to create #BizGivesCLT, an annual opportunity to recognize local businesses who generously support Charlotte nonprofits in big, bold and creative ways in celebration of #GivingTuesdayCLT on November 30, 2021.

#GivingTuesdayCLT is Charlotte’s local response to GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement. Now in its eighth year,  #GivingTuesdayCLT is an unprecedented collaboration of hundreds of Charlotte nonprofits as well as corporations, local businesses, community organizations and individuals coming together through good.  #GivingTuesdayCLT has influenced more than $31M in gifts to Charlotte nonprofits and inspired over 29K new donors. 

There are 3 categories in which a businesses can partner with a local nonprofit for a #BizGivesCLT award:

• Most Generous Financial Gift

• Most Volunteer Time Pledged

• Most Creative For Profit / Nonprofit Partnership

We are excited to announce this year’s winners who were featured in the December 17th edition of the Charlotte Business Journal.

Most Generous Financial Gift

  • Business: Kia and the Kia Dealer Management Group

  • Nonprofit: Do Greater Charlotte

  • Summary:
    Kia, Kia Dealership Management Group and Jim Keffer of Keffer Kia provided a $300K donation to Do Greater Charlotte who builds creative confidence in youth through training in design, entrepreneurship and interactive media in under resourced communities. Their Mobile CRTVLab and the new CRTV Lab at Shiloh Institutional Baptist Church provides modern digital technology, a unique creative co-learning space and a nurturing community to help youth turn their ideas into future opportunities. This donation will help support the completion of the innovative CRTVLab at Shiloh and the building of a creative digital curriculum for disconnected youth in West Charlotte.


Most Volunteer Time Pledged

  • Business: NTT Ltd

  • Nonprofit: Apparo

  • Summary:
    NTT employees pledged to serve 250 volunteer hours in 2022 for Apparo who provides pro bono IT and business process consulting for nonprofits.  These employees will serve in a variety of ways that will include advocating for Apparo within their personal and professional circles through their strategic use of social media and serving on committees that drive funding for Apparo. Additionally they will provide critical business process and technology expertise for the nonprofits that Apparo serves.


Most Creative For Profit  / Nonprofit Partnership

  • Business: Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop - Huntersville

  • Nonprofit: Charlotte Angels

  • Summary:
    Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop in Huntersville wanted to find a way to give back to Charlotte Angels which is an organization that supports children, youth, and families in the foster care community  through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship. They created a campaign that donated $1 from the sale of every Chocolate Chess pie they sold in the month of November and were able to provide a $1,000 donation.

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