As NuStar has grown, so has our commitment to supporting the communities in which we have operations. Our partnership and our employees take great pride in giving back and building a brighter future for our neighbors by contributing time, talent, money and other resources to hundreds of community initiatives each year. NuStar maintains local volunteer councils in each community in which we operate to contribute to the charitable and civic causes unique to that local community.
We know that money doesn’t always solve problems – people do. That’s why our volunteers, known as the “NuStar Superstars,” are active in their communities and spend many hours of their personal and professional time serving their communities through projects such as fundraising initiatives, community clean-up events and educational outreach programs. Companywide, NuStar employees annually contribute over 88,000 volunteer hours to charitable and civic causes in the communities where the company has operations.
United Way is NuStar’s top community priority because there’s no better way to make a difference as United Way reaches out and meets the critical needs of the entire community. That’s why we’re so proud that 99.9 percent of our U.S. employees contributed to our record-breaking United Way campaign in 2020. Thanks to our employees' and our directors' generous gifts and our company match, we pledged a record $4.7 million to United Way in 2020. What's more, our average per capita contribution is the highest in the nation.
The NuStar NuHope Golf Classic is our annual golf tournament that raises money to support Haven for Hope, a transformational campus in San Antonio that addresses homelessness. This tournament, which raises more money than most PGA TOUR events, is one of the most successful amateur golf tournaments in the nation. Through the support of our business partners and friends over the past 13 years, the event has raised nearly $48 million to help Haven for Hope in their fight against homelessness. It has provided the necessary resources to help Haven's staff and partners save and transform countless lives since its inception.
We can’t think of a better investment in our future than these contributions to our communities!