Founded in 2007 by multi-platinum recording artist, actor and television personality Nick Lachey, The Nick Lachey Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping children, families and communities in need throughout the United States. Off-stage and off-screen, Lachey remains a constant advocate for children’s and humanitarian causes through his work with the organization which drives much needed funds to a variety of charities across the country including: VH-1 Save The Music Foundation, Feeding America, Make-a-Wish Foundation, The Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as well as his Alma Mater, The Cincinnati School for Performing Arts.
In 2007, Lachey and NASCAR champion Jimmy Johnson conceptualized “The Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic” a tournament that challenged celebrities to win individual holes in a team-skins format. Each hole had a designated monetary value, and the celebrity team who won the hole allocated their winnings to the charity of their choice. Over the last three years of the competition, Super Skins raised over $1.1 million for multiple charities including The Nick Lachey Foundation, The Jimmie Johnson Foundation, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and Make-A-Wish Foundation to name a few.
Most recently, the Nick Lachey Foundation, along with PNC Bank, sponsored its first annual toy drive and holiday experience this Christmas. All proceeds went towards The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people and providing a nurturing environment for kids to learn and grow. In addition, Lachey worked closely with The Dragonfly Foundation to visit kids with cancer at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in early December 2010. To date, Lachey remains an active and loyal supporter for a great number of organizations that do good around the globe.