Pilot Company and guests at its travel centers raised a record-breaking $1.75 million during a three-week in-store round-up campaign to benefit the Call of Duty Endowment, a nonprofit organization that helps place veterans into jobs after their service. The amount more than triples the original 2021 goal of $500,000 and supports more than 3,000 service members in their search for employment.
Pilot Company has partnered with the endowment since 2019 to support the nonprofit's goal to help 100,000 Veterans secure post-service employment by 2024. From Oct. 25 to Nov. 15, guests were invited to join the cause by rounding up their change at the company's more than 750 participating U.S. travel centers, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the endowment. Pilot Company matched $100,000 of the donations.
"We're proud to support military service members and their families every day with a year-round discount at our stores," said Shameek Konar, CEO of Pilot Company. "For Veterans Day, it was important that we do something special to not only thank veterans, but also support them. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our guests and the hard work of our team members to raise this record-setting amount for the Call of Duty Endowment that will help thousands of veterans find their next career."