NAC Have a Heart Foundation Mission Statement
The mission is to identify and raise awareness and funds for causes in our community which affect the quality of life of the members of our community and the world at large through both advocacy and fundraising.
About the Foundation
The NAC Have a Heart Foundation was founded by Jim Worthington, owner of the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC). His vision was to create a charitable arm of the NAC that would serve the community both locally and nationally. After giving significant contributions to the community (valuing over $1 million dollars annually) for over 20 years, he felt that he wanted to gather all of these altruistic activities under one organization and the Have a Heart Foundation was born.
While the foundation supports many causes, it currently focuses on raising funds for ALS research (funds going directly to ALS TDI) to find a cure for this horrific disease and supports advocacy for causes that affect the terminally ill. To date, almost $2 million has been raised for Augie’s Quest through Matt’s Mission. Many thanks for the support of our members, the community, our business partners and to NAC Have a Heart founder Jim Worthington for his personal contributions.