The Champion Cares Foundation was established in 2014 by Michelle Yeager-Thornton and Brian Yeager of The Champion Companies. Michelle and Brian recognized the vast audience that could be reached through their Central Ohio apartment firm, and the impact that audience could make on the area’s most underserved citizens and neighbors. Both parents themselves, Michelle and Brian knew they wanted to focus their efforts on causes close to their hearts, namely helping children and families overcome struggles with access to basic human services and important youth development programs.


Our Leadership

Meet the key team members who propel Champion every day.

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Michelle Yeager-Thornton

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Brian Yeager

At work in the Community

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Kelli Berner

Board of Directors Executive Committee,
Children's Hunger Alliance

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Brian Hoar

Board of Directors,
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

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Caroline Worley

Board of Directors,
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio