Giving Back With Golden Bear Realty Charities

Golden Bear Realty proudly supports the Nicklaus Children’s Foundation and the Shawn Jenkins MUSC Children’s Hospital

Jack & Barbara Nicklaus

"Children are the root of the heart" -- Barbara Nicklaus

Golf icon Jack Nicklaus authored countless success stories during his remarkable career. But what truly marks his greatness is the decision he made decades ago to use his success in the game as a platform and vehicle to help so many others. “As Barbara and I look back on our careers and our lives together,” he reflected, “we realize and appreciate that golf has contributed to us having a lifetime of fulfillment, enrichment and happiness. We made a commitment that once we were in a position to help and give back to others, we would. We have always focused most of our efforts on children. As Barbara likes to say, ‘Children are the root of the heart.’”

Jack and Barbara founded the Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation in 2004 in an effort to provide families access to world-class pediatric healthcare. Collaborating with pediatric hospitals across the country, the Foundation has grown from a vision to a reality, supporting innovative programs focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of childhood illnesses. “To us, there is no higher calling than to help children in need of medical care, hope and healing,” say Jack and Barbara Nicklaus. 

The Nicklaus’ youngest son, Michael Nicklaus shares this passion of ensuring that all children have access to quality medical care in the communities where they live. As the father of five healthy children, he welcomes the opportunity to support his parents’ vision through the newly named Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and through the newly constructed Shawn Jenkins MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Because healthy children are the ultimate priority, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, with the help of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, is embarking on an ambitious $150 million capital campaign to support the expansion of the main Florida campus and the outpatient centers serving patients and families from Jupiter to Miami and beyond. Similarly, in South Carolina, the $125 million fundraising campaign to build the Shawn Jenkins MUSC Children’s Hospital is currently underway. The new Charleston hospital will feature more rooms, expanded services, enhanced family support, and new technologies.

Golden Bear Realty is pleased to partner with both the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and the Shawn Jenkins MUSC Children’s Hospital and support the family legacy that will have an enduring impact on children for generations to come. A portion of all Golden Bear Realty transactions will benefit these extensive endeavors.