Brunswick Corp.’s boat group consists of 15 brands worldwide, including Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft and Sea Ray. The group’s additional four brands — Rayglass, Uttern, Valiant and Quicksilver — are marketed in countries other than the United States.
CEO David Foulkes says the decision shows the company’s “confidence” in its new direction.
“This is an exciting time for Freedom Boat Club and the boating industry,” said Brunswick Corp. business acceleration president Brenna Preisser.
The company did not make the donation public, but said its funds will be divided between the Red Cross and Grand Bahamas Disaster Relief Foundation.
The employees at Lund and Crestliner filled a boat with back-to-school supplies and raffled a new Lund to raise an additional $10,000 for local school charities.
The builder held a ceremony yesterday at its Edgewater, Fla., facility.
The news comes after the company announced it was eliminating 100 salaried positions last month.
Savoy Magazine named Brown among other prestigious African-American women.