ESOPATHON is an employee ownership engagement and fundraising program for the Employee Ownership Foundation, held annually each fall through October’s Employee Ownership Month. 2023 marks the third annual ESOPATHON and each year your effort has grown – and we hope this year is the best yet!

ESOPATHON is your opportunity to stand with your peers and support employee ownership and your ESOP. When you participate in ESOPATHON, the funds you raise fuel the mission of the Employee Ownership Foundation and help expand access to the benefits of employee ownership while protecting those who already have an ESOP. Want to know more about how the EOF gives back to promote employee ownership? Click here.

Our goal for ESOPATHON this year is to raise $500,000 for the Foundation to continue expanding its critical programs. And we know employee owners can do just about anything when they put their mind to it. As we enter October, we’ll announce prizes, the leading teams and TEA chapters, and other special events.

Not sure how to participate or want more ideas? Check out our 2023 ESOPATHON Participation Guide for tips, tools, and ideas! Remember, as a 501(c)3, donations to the EOF are tax deductible. As always, contact TEA staff (Nicole at or 202-293-3661) with any questions or for more information.

Thank you for considering ESOPATHON during Employee Ownership Month.

The response has been overwhelming already, but there’s still time to act. The Foundation would like to acknowledge the participants and companies that stepped up so far, and the 21 companies participating as teams:

  • Airplus of California
  • Blue Ridge ESOP Associates
  • Bowers + Kubota Consulting, Inc
  • Carris Reels, Inc.
  • Cedar Rapids ESOP Community
  • Chartwell Financial Advisory
  • CTL Engineering, Inc.
  • DCS Corp Employee-Owners
  • DVL Group
  • Freedom Industries, Inc.
  • Gardener's Supply Company
  • IMTRA Corporation
  • Mountain Hardware and Sports
  • Praxis Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Recology
  • Salem Fabrication Technologies Corporation
  • Sentry Equipment Corporation
  • TI-Trust, Inc.
  • Wright Service Corp

To register for ESOPATHON please visit