SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently received a Best of Award from Coastal Style Magazine. The nonprofit’s founder, Scott Kammerer, received an award for Businessman of the Year in the same readers’ poll, which is conducted each year by the magazine. It is the second year the magazine has honored him with the award.
SoDel Cares was created to continue the core values that philanthropist Matt Haley, founder of SoDel Concepts, instilled in the company.
“As a company, it’s been an honor to carry on Matt’s passion for giving back to the community,” said Nelia Dolan, marketing director of SoDel Concepts. “At the same time, we are creating our own legacy with a new generation of the SoDel Concepts family. The primary mission of SoDel Cares is to contribute to the communities in which we live and work.”
Matt Denn, Delaware’s attorney general, said he is grateful for SoDel Cares’ donations to programs that benefit youth and provide job training to adults. “Investing in young people is the right thing to do to ensure that they have an opportunity to fulfill their potential,” Denn said. “SoDel Cares' contributions are incredibly important and much appreciated in a time of scarce state resources.”
“Congratulations to my friends at SoDel Concepts for SoDel Cares being named Coastal Style Magazine’s readers’ choice for best local charity,” said Sen. Chris Coons. “Scott and his team of amazing staff care a great deal about serving a delicious meal, but more importantly, serving their community."
Kammerer said he is proud of SoDel Cares’ impact in 2016. “With the help of our friends and partners, we hope to do even more in 2017,” he said.