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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Celebrates Anniversary with $500,000 in Donations to 50 Charities Across the U.S. and Canada

September 2, 2021 GMT

MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 2, 2021--

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced its 5-50-500 charitable giving campaign, celebrating the fifth anniversary of the combination of Southern Wine & Spirits and Glazer’s in 2016 by donating $10,000 to 50 charities for a total of $500,000.

Charities were chosen through an internal survey process where all Southern Glazer’s employees across 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada, were able to submit their favorite local charities for consideration. From a list of more than 3,100 submissions, Southern Glazer’s VolunCheers Ambassadors, who are stationed across the Company’s footprint to champion local volunteering and giving efforts, narrowed down their market’s submissions to make the final charity selections. Please click here to see a full list of the benefiting charities.

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This selection process helped ensure that all certified 501(c)(3) charities chosen to receive $10,000 donations were deeply meaningful to Southern Glazer’s employees and their local communities, in addition to ensuring a broad impact across a wide range of diverse causes.

“I don’t think anyone could have predicted just how much we would accomplish in five years, and in traditional Southern Glazer’s style, we want to share our successes with the communities we serve,” said Wayne E. Chaplin, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “We wouldn’t be here without our resilient and dedicated employees. With the 5-50-500 campaign, we’re able to make an even greater difference in their local communities.”

Employees have logged more than 42,000 volunteer hours in support of various causes since the launch of Southern Glazer’s volunteering and giving platform, VolunCheers Online, in 2018. For more information on the Company’s CSR efforts, please click here to download Southern Glazer’s 2020 CSR Report.

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About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.

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