The Hercules Foundation was established to honor the memory of Sergeant Ryan M. Lindenbaum of the Fairfax County Police Department, who passed away on August 27, 2015 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. Ryan was a friend, a golfer, a student, a coworker, a police officer, a brother, and a son. More importantly, Ryan is our inspiration.
The Hercules Foundation, a Virginia-based nonprofit corporation, evolved out of a charity golf tournament that our executives hosted in memory of Ryan in May 2016. The goal of the tournament was simple - bring all of Ryan's family, friends, and coworkers together to share some laughs and memories, and have a great time doing something that Ryan loved - golfing. Though the tournament was put together with only a few months' notice, we had 70+ golfers tee off which resulted in raising over $7,000 to donate to Ryan's two favorite charities (The National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund, and the National Brain Tumor Society).
After seeing what a difference we could make by hosting a golf tournament on short notice, we decided to dedicate more time and resources to raise funds for these charities, as well as have more of a direct impact to those in need within our community.