Growing the Future

The Sam & Nada Simon Foundation

Sam and Nada Simon strongly believe in giving back and have a history of generously helping others. For example, the Simons have been Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican’s Museums since 2010, based on their love for the Catholic Church and in the mission to preserve the Vatican’s extensive art collection, which is housed in its museums.

In 2011 they formalized their philanthropic efforts through the creation of their foundation, which has a focus on the military, children and education. The Foundation’s mission is to identify and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in the communities where their businesses operate, as well as in areas of the world where children are most at risk. Together with their Atlas Oil team, they built Atlas Park, complete with playground equipment, for the Taylor, Mich., community, across from its headquarters.

Sam and Nada are active volunteers and believe in personally getting involved in the organizations they support. They are deeply grateful to the U.S. military men and women who selflessly serve to protect our freedom. Together with Simon Group Holdings company leadership and the Atlas Cares employee team, they’ve hosted an annual Christmas celebration for military families, at Michigan’s Selfridge Air National Guard Base, since 2006.

Other organizations that have received assistance from The Sam and Nada Simon Foundation include:

  • St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., to defray the cost of additional handicapped parking.
  • The Garden Party Michigan, which provides trade school scholarships to underprivileged young adults.
  • City Year Detroit, which is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for Detroit students.
  • Focus Hope, in Detroit, which has a mission to overcome racism and poverty through education and training opportunities for the under-served and -represented.
  • Cornerstone Schools is a K-12 Christ-centered academic institution, which provides tuition assistance to help make an outstanding education possible for students in Detroit.

Click here to listen to an interview with Foundation President Nada Simon and Congresswoman Candice Miller, in for Frank Beckmann, on WJR radio.