While their business success changed the Names’ family, it never changed the family’s humility and commitment to serving their community. Scott and Sis remembered their humble beginnings and the struggles of life during the Depression. For them, philanthropy was a part of being human and always the right thing to do.
In 1996, Scott and Sis started the Names Family Foundation in order to formalize their innate desire to impact their family and their community. Combining their passions for philanthropy and athletics, Scott and Sis put the focus of their foundation on supporting non-profit organizations that emphasized health, wellness and physical education. Today, the influence of the Names Family Foundation can be seen, felt and experienced through the caring attention of their Executive Board.
The Names Family Foundation board promotes health and wellness by supporting physical education and athletics. Through these actions, it not only helps to impact our community, it keeps alive Scott and Sis’ legacy of sports, love, family and generosity.
“I am so excited and grateful for the unique opportunity to serve on the NFF board and carry on my Grandparent’s legacy. I have been fortunate to have attended a handful of groundbreaking ceremonies, site visits, and events that have honored our grandparents and the foundation’s hard work. It has been such an honor to speak to hardworking community members and learn more about their passions to make the world a better place. These opportunities have opened my eyes and restored my faith in the many incredible people who have dedicated their lives to service.” – Trina Gohrick