Choice Hotels + Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation

Choice Hotels and Steve Joyce, have stepped up in a big way to help me. Here’s the thing about Steve Joyce. He’s the President & CEO of one of the largest, most successful hospitality companies in the world.  Everyone knows Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn - that’s Choice Hotels. But he is a regular guy.  He tells me he didn’t grow up with a lot.  But, he knows he was lucky to have family and loved ones around always looking out for him. So he knows how important it is for kids to get a solid start in life, a strong foundation. And that to teach kids about the right choices, you have to start young. So two years ago, he came down to the camp to serve as a mentor to the boys. He says he was humbled, he was moved and he wanted to do more. 


 I had just lost my airline sponsor and those tickets are expensive! So he came up with a point donation program that his company would match dollar for dollar through its loyalty program, Choice Privileges. The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation - Choice Privileges Points Donation Program enables Choice Privileges members to donate loyalty points to be redeemed for cash to benefit the Foundation. Then, Choice Hotels adds their corporate match. Last year’s donation program was so successful. In fact, $100,000 was raised for the Foundation. This year, Choice Hotels has its sights set even higher and wants to kick it up a notch! Steve Joyce joined me on the show to announce that Choice Hotels will now match donations up to $75,000! That’s a potential $150,000 to support programs like our Mentoring Camp.

And Choice is STILL doing more for us. If you are not a Choice Privileges member, but want to start giving, Choice Hotels has something special just for you. Go to and join Choice Privileges. Choice Hotels will give you 500 points when you join AS WELL AS donate an additional 500 points to the Foundation. So here’s the deal folks. We want to do business with a company that supports what we are trying to do to improve our communities, to lift up our youth. So go to and check out the program.

Points + Match = Bright Future