Speedway Children’s Charities names Taylor Kirby Director of the Charlotte Chapter
Taylor Kirby, National Business Development and Events Manager for Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), has been named the Director for the nationwide nonprofit’s Charlotte chapter, officials announced today.
“Taylor has played an integral role in the growth of the Charlotte Chapter,” said Greg Walter, executive vice president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “In 2022 alone, he was instrumental in helping distribute $785,400 in grants to 43 deserving charities, in part by growing and retaining numerous volunteers and helping to identify deserving organizations in need throughout the greater Charlotte region.”
As director, Kirby will oversee fundraising events for the Charlotte chapter, plan and organize the annual Speedway Children’s Charities Gala, recruit and retain volunteers, as well as assist in the distribution of all fundraising dollars to children in educational, financial and medical need, along with child victims of human trafficking and those facing homelessness throughout Charlotte and surrounding areas.
“I am excited to continue impacting the lives of local children in need here in Charlotte and surrounding areas,” said Kirby. “Through my years with SCC, I’ve seen the impact this organization has on our community and I’m ready to work alongside our incredibly dedicated Board of Trustees, volunteers and staff to continue those efforts and support even more deserving organizations.”
Kirby joined the Charlotte Motor Speedway team as an intern in 2017. Upon his graduation from Winthrop University, Kirby began a successful career in real estate, serving the greater Charlotte and Wilmington, NC markets, before returning to SCC. In 2021, he accepted the role with Speedway Children’s Charities as the National Business Development and Events Manager, successfully helping execute events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Circuit of The Americas and North Wilkesboro Speedway.
In 2022, Kirby, alongside SCC’s staff and volunteers raised a record number of donations through its annual black-tie gala, golf tournaments, 50/50 raffles, charity track rides and more.
The Charlotte chapter of SCC is one of 11 located at Speedway Motorsports facilities across the country. In 2022, the chapters collectively distributed nearly $2.9 million to charities that directly impact children in need. Since its inception in 1982, SCC has awarded in excess of $65 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the nation.
For more information on Speedway Children’s Charities, to volunteer or make a donation, visit www.speedwaycharities.org.
ABOUT SPEEDWAY CHILDREN’S CHARITIES
SCC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Local chapters are partners in change, working with a broad range of people and organizations to identify and resolve pressing issues dealing with children in their communities. Because of the unique conditions in every community, the issues Speedway Children's Charities address are determined locally. Challenges ranging from learning disabilities, broken homes, and childhood cancer are on the agenda for the local chapters of SCC and the numerous non-profit organizations they support.