ESOPATHON 2022 from The Employee Ownership Foundation

ESOPATHON is a month-long, activity-based, fundraising event that allows employee owners to set up their own chartible fundraising webpage, participate in teams together (like their own ESOP company team), all while celebrating Employee Ownership Month.

When you participate in ESOPATHON, you pick your activity and recuit colleagues, friends, and others to support your effort. Do you swim? Great! Get colleagues to donate a dollar for every lap in October! Are you a runner? Ask your friends to donate funds per mile run. How about reading books? Absolutely. So long as your activity can be measured by time, distance, or units you can raise funds toward that goal. Join a company team and maximixe your contribution!

The real strength of the employee ownership movement comes from the more than 10 million individual employee owners. ESOPATHON is your opportunity to stand with your peers and support employee ownership and your ESOP.


Now in its second year, ESOPATHON is a month-long, activity-based campaign to engage the employee ownership community nationwide in the EOF’s effort to support the essential research, education, and public outreach that is necessary to make and keep employee ownership available for all Americans. 

The Employee Ownership Foundation would like to thank the nearly 200 participants, representing all 18 of TEA’s Chapters, Taylor Guitars and Newport Restaurant Group for their generous prize donations, and the many companies that ran team campaigns. We look forward to seeing you for ESOPATHON 2023, taking place during Employee Ownership Month in October.

2022 ESOPATHON Leaderboards

Top Company – Total Raised:

  1. Carris Reels
  2. Gardener’s Supply Company
  3. Cedar Rapids ESOP Community

Top Company Per Capita:

  1. Gardener’s Supply Company
  2. CTL Engineering Inc.
  3. Mountain Hardware & Sports

Top Professional Team:

  1. Ambrose Advisors 
  2. Praxis Consulting
  3. Blue Ridge ESOP Associates

Top Chapter:

  1. New England
  2. Iowa & Nebraska
  3. Ohio & Kentucky

Top Individual:

  1. David Fitz-Gerald
  2. Daniel Goldstein
  3. Cindy Turcot

Where Does Your Money Go?

The Employee Ownership Foundation's single goal is to help more individuals become employee owners.

When you participate in ESOPATHON, the funds you raise will fuel the mission of the Employee Ownership Foundation and help expand access while protecting those who already have an ESOP.

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