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Greenville

Seventh Annual SYNNEX Share the Magic Raises Record-breaking $1.8 Million for Upstate Children’s Charities

Founder, Peter Larocque, Honored with the Order of the Palmetto by Governor Henry D. McMaster

GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 14, 2017)  SYNNEX Share the Magic, a charitable fundraising initiative created in 2011 by Peter Larocque, President, North American Technology Solutions for SYNNEX Corporation, (NYSE: SNX), announced today that more than $1.8 million was raised in 2017 for four Upstate children’s charities. This marks the most significant fundraising total in the initiative’s seven-year history. Beneficiaries of SYNNEX Share the Magic include: A Child’s Haven, Clement’s Kindness, Make-A-Wish South Carolina and Pendleton Place.

Additionally, South Carolina Governor Henry D. McMaster presented the Order of the Palmetto to Peter Larocque. Under his leadership, SYNNEX Share the Magic has raised more than $8.5 million over the past seven years for Upstate children facing incredible challenges. The Order of the Palmetto is the state’s highest civilian honor awarded to citizens of South Carolina for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of national or statewide significance.

“After seven years, SYNNEX Corporation is prouder than ever of how our associates and business partners, along with local organizations and individuals, have united in the spirit of charitable giving to make significant changes in young lives within our community through these four highly deserving charities,” said Larocque. “While I am honored to receive this prestigious recognition, this effort would not be possible without their time and energy. It takes an extremely dedicated, hard-working team to raise this amount of money year after year.”

Community events in 2017 included the SYNNEX Share the Magic Day at the Greenville Drive, SYNNEX Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Comedy for Cause at The Greenville Comedy Zone, a jewelry showcase at Hale’s Jewelers and a book signing by esteemed architect Keith Summerour. Additionally, SYNNEX Share the Magic was the beneficiary of several premier fundraising events in Greenville, including the Greenville High School Spirit Week, Bill Haas Charity Classic and the BMW Charity Pro-Am.

With the help of SYNNEX Share the Magic in 2017:

  • A Child’s Haven decreased its dependency on diminishing government funds allowing them to serve more young children suffering from trauma or developmental delays. Additionally, it allowed their parents to receive necessary therapeutic interventions. A Child’s Haven provides therapeutic intervention and prevention services for developmentally delayed, abused and neglected children ages 12 weeks to 5 years in Greenville County. The organization is dedicated to transforming the lives of these young children and providing support and education for their families. They provide hope to families in challenging situations and give them the tools they need to look beyond their current circumstances to a brighter future.
  • Clement’s Kindness provided Upstate hospitals with critical facility upgrades that directly serve thousands of children impacted by pediatric cancer and blood disorders in addition to providing over $935,000 in direct financial assistance and programs to the families. Clement’s Kindness Fund for the Children helps address the medical, psychological, social, emotional and financial needs of Upstate families impacted by pediatric cancer and serious blood disorders. The fund also provides financial support to the BI-LO Charities Children’s Cancer Center and the Bon Secours St. Francis Cancer Center AYA Program which directly impacts the patients and their families.
  • Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 184 wishes last year, averaging a wish every forty-eight hours. Make-A-Wish believes hope is medicine, and their mission is to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Wishes provide wish kids with hope, renewed energy and strength – aiding them in facing their conditions and in healing. The transformational experience of a wish also unites communities and brings families closer together. As one of 62 Make-A-Wish chapters across the U.S., the South Carolina chapter has been granting wishes for local kids with life-threatening medical conditions since 1984. The chapter has never turned away a qualified child.
  • Pendleton Place provided residential and family-based services to 1,285 abused, neglected, and at-risk children in the Upstate community. In addition, hundreds of families benefited from the work accomplished through three key programs: the Assessment Center, Connections Count and Smith House. Pendleton Place offers programs that protect, equip, and heal vulnerable children, young adults, and families. Pendleton Place strengthens children while rebuilding families because it is their goal for each child to have a stable home environment and a bright future.

SYNNEX Share the Magic is a year-long initiative comprised of multiple community events, which culminated with a gala in October featuring high-dollar silent and live auctions, as well as one of the most popular party bands in the country.

About SYNNEX Share the Magic
SYNNEX Share the Magic, a fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation, provides much needed funding for South Carolina children and their families facing incredible challenges such as: life threatening illness, abuse and neglect. For information about SYNNEX Share the Magic and its beneficiaries, visit www.synnexsharethemagic.com.

SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, and all other SYNNEX company, product and services names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYNNEX Corporation. SYNNEX, and the SYNNEX Logo Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. Other names and marks are the property of their respective owners.

Greenville

Greenville High School Raises More Than $170K for SYNNEX Share the Magic

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 18, 2017) – On Friday, September 15, 2017 Greenville High School announced a total of $170,595 raised during their 2017 Spirit Week competition for charity beneficiary, SYNNEX Share the Magic.

SYNNEX Share the Magic is an annual fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation to provide funding for Upstate, SC children facing incredible challenges such as life-threatening illnesses, abuse, neglect, or developmental delays. The four beneficiaries are: A Child’s Haven, Clement’s Kindness, Make-A-Wish South Carolina, and Pendleton Place.

Greenville High School competed in a friendly rivalry against J.L. Mann and held a series of fundraising events to raise money for their respective charities.

“Spirit Week is every student at Greenville High’s favorite part of the year,” said Anne Frances Saad, Student Body President at Greenville High School. “I am fortunate to lead our student body in raising money and am proud to see our hard work paying off for such a great cause.”

“We are honored to be selected as the beneficiary of Greenville High School’s 2017 Spirit Week,” said Peter Larocque, founder of SYNNEX Share the Magic and President of North American Technology Solutions for SYNNEX Corporation. “SYNNEX is proud to help the students fulfill their mission and make a lasting impact in our community.”

Funds raised during Spirit Week will help SYNNEX Share the Magic continue their life-changing work to help children facing challenges and impacted by illness.

About SYNNEX Share the Magic
SYNNEX Share the Magic is an annual fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation to provide the much-needed funding for Upstate, South Carolina children facing incredible challenges such as life-threatening illnesses, abuse, neglect, or developmental delays. The four beneficiaries are: A Child’s Haven, Clement’s Kindness, Make-A-Wish South Carolina, and Pendleton Place. For more information, visit www.SynnexShareTheMagic.com.

About Greenville High School
Greenville High School’s mission is to foster excellence by empowering students to become critical thinkers, productive citizens, and lifelong learners. Academically grounded and motivated for success, today’s graduates are well-prepared to enter the workforce or to attend the finest colleges and universities across the nation. Pride in the community and in its heritage, permeates the school.

Greenville

SYNNEX Share the Magic Raises More Than $1.5 Million for Upstate Children’s Charities

GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 15, 2016)  SYNNEX Share the Magic, a charity fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation, (NYSE: SNX), announced today that more than $1.5 million was raised for four Upstate children’s charities. Beneficiaries of SYNNEX Share the Magic include: A Child’s Haven, Clement’s Kindness, Make-A-Wish South Carolina and Pendleton Place.

SYNNEX Share the Magic was founded in 2011 by Peter Larocque, President, North American Technology Solutions for SYNNEX Corporation. Over the past six years, the initiative has raised more than $6.6 million for Upstate children.

“After six years, SYNNEX Corporation is still proud of how our associates and business partners, along with community organizations and individuals, have united in the spirit of charitable giving to make real change in young lives through four highly deserving charities,” said Larocque. “We intend to raise an impactful amount year after year.”

With the help of SYNNEX Share the Magic in 2016:

  • Make-A-Wish South Carolina will grant the heartfelt wishes of more than 150 children and their courageous families in 2017. By having one of their biggest dreams come true, these children and their families are able to take the focus off their illness through a joyful experience.
  • A Child’s Haven could decrease its dependency on diminishing government funds allowing them to serve 134 children suffering from trauma or developmental delays. It addition, it allowed their parents to receive necessary therapeutic interventions.
  • Clement’s Kindness could provide Upstate hospitals with critical facility upgrades that directly serve thousands of children impacted by pediatric cancer and blood disorders in addition to providing approximately $425,000 in direct financial assistance to the families.
  • Pendleton Place could provide residential and family-based services to 1,045 abused, neglected, and at-risk children in the Upstate community. In addition, hundreds of families benefited from the work accomplished through four key programs. Family Bridges, the Assessment Center, Connections Count and Smith House.

SYNNEX Share the Magic is a year-long initiative that raised more than $1.5 million in 2016 through several community events and culminated with a gala in October featuring nationally-acclaimed entertainment and high-dollar silent and live auctions. Community events include the SYNNEX Share the Magic Day at the Greenville Drive, a golf tournament, a guest bartending event at Bubba Annie’s, comedy night at The Greenville Comedy Zone, shopping nights at Monkee’s of the West End, Twill and Muse along with a jewelry showcase at Hale’s Jewelers. SYNNEX Share the Magic has also become a beneficiary of other premier fundraising events in Greenville, including the Bill Haas Charity Classic and the BMW Charity Pro-Am, both presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

About SYNNEX Share the Magic
SYNNEX Share the Magic, a fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation, provides much needed funding for South Carolina children and their families facing incredible challenges such as: life threatening illness, abuse and neglect. For information about SYNNEX Share the Magic and its beneficiaries, visit www.synnexsharethemagic.com.

SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, and all other SYNNEX company, product and services names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYNNEX Corporation. SYNNEX, and the SYNNEX Logo Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. Other names and marks are the property of their respective owners.

Greenville

SYNNEX Share the Magic Presents Nearly $1M to Upstate Children’s Charities

Yearlong fundraising initiative raises a record amount for children in need across the Upstate

GREENVILLE, S.C. – November 20, 2015 – SYNNEX Share the Magic, a charity fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), announced today that nearly $1 million is being distributed to four Upstate children’s charities. Beneficiaries of SYNNEX Share the Magic include: A Child’s Haven, Clement’s Kindness, Make-A-Wish® South Carolina and Pendleton Place for Children and Families.

Founded in 2011 by Peter Larocque, President, North America Technology Solutions for SYNNEX Corporation, SYNNEX Share the Magic raised $500,000 in its first year alone. Over the past five years, the initiative has raised more than $5 million for Upstate children, distributing more than $3 million to the four charities.

“SYNNEX Corporation is proud of how our associates and business partners, along with local organizations and individuals, have united in the spirit of charitable giving to make a significant impact in our community through these four well-deserving organizations,” said Larocque, “Our goal is to increase the amount of money raised for these charities year after year, and we will continue to deliver on this commitment.”

With the help of SYNNEX Share the Magic, Make-A-Wish South Carolina plans to grant the heartfelt wishes of 180 children and their courageous families in 2016. By having one of their biggest dreams come true, these children and their families are able to take the focus off their illness through a joyful experience.

In 2016, A Child’s Haven plans to create a new Parent Support Center servicing children ages 12 weeks to 18 months, open an additional classroom for two year olds and provide intensive training for staff in infant intervention.

Clement’s Kindness plans to complete renovations on the Knox and Priscilla Haynsworth Day Hospital at the BI-LO Charities Children’s Cancer Center as well as construction of the Dr. Cary E. Stroud Camper Care Center at Camp Courage. They will continue to provide financial assistance to families in need at the BI-LO Charities Children’s Cancer Center.

In 2016, Pendleton Place will serve abused and neglected children and support families in crisis by ensuring safety and child well-being through four recently expanded programs to include: Family Bridges, Assessment Center, Connections Count, and Smith House.

SYNNEX Share the Magic is a year-long initiative that raised $1.5 million in 2015 through several community events and culminated with a gala in October featuring nationally-acclaimed entertainment and high-dollar silent and live auctions. Community events include the SYNNEX Share the Magic Day at the Greenville Drive, a golf tournament, a guest bartending event at Bubba Annie’s, a jewelry showcase at Hale’s Jewelers, and a casino-themed party. SYNNEX Share the Magic has also become a beneficiary of other premier fundraising events in Greenville, including the Bill Haas Charity Classic and the BMW Charity Pro-Am, both presented by SYNNEX.

The sixth annual SYNNEX Share the Magic gala will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the TD Convention Center.

About SYNNEX Share the Magic

SYNNEX Share the Magic, a fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation, provides the much needed funding for South Carolina children and their families facing incredible challenges such as: life threatening illness, abuse and neglect. For information about SYNNEX Share the Magic and its beneficiaries, visit www.synnexsharethemagic.com.

Greenville

Rovin influencing change for children, families at Pendleton Place

Shared Article from City People, Wednesday, May 6, 2015  SYNNEX Share the Magic is proud of one of its Steering Committee Members, Laurie Rovin, Executive Director of Pendleton Place for Children and Families, beneficiary of SYNNEX Share the Magic. Rovin was honored at the SC General Assembly’s annual Women’s Caucus Luncheon. The Cacus honored the role that nonprofits like Pendleton Place play in making South Carolina a great state.

Pendleton Place for Children and Families exists to keep families safe and support families in crisis through prevention, assessment, and intervention.

To read the full article from The Greenville News eEdition on greenvilleonline.com, click here.

For more information on Pendleton Place, visit www.pendletonplace.org.