Group 1001 Partnerships



Education and sports have the power to transform communities.

"Group 1001 and our subsidiaries have a strong commitment to service and community transformation. Education and sports initiatives, coupled with impactful partnerships, allow Group 1001 to improve lives through positive change in our communities."

— Dan Towriss, CEO & President, Group 1001

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

Building multi-purpose fields and empowering communities with clean, safe places for kids to play, learn and grow. In 2018, Group 1001 and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation combined efforts to build a total of 10 Youth Development Parks over 5 years in 10 cities across the country. We surpassed our goal and have completed 13 parks together. Each park promotes an active and healthy lifestyle, as well as provides educational opportunities for underserved youth through mentor based programs.


Educating and empowering the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice, and improve race relations in our country. Development of the Group 1001 Fellowship Program helps support equity in career opportunities for athletes transitioning from athlete to professional. Our partnership helps to better communities where we live and work.


Equipping students with digital programs focusing on financial education and STEM, inspiring pursuit of careers in these growing fields. Empowering youth with tools to learn will allow them to seek out exciting careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Providing adult programs to teach financial management and planning.
Pacers Foundation

Pacers Foundation Inc.

Dedicated to improving the quality of life of youth in the state of Indiana and motivating them to become involved in community activities, take their education seriously, set personal goals, actualize their dreams, and take responsibility for their own lives and neighborhoods.
Andretti Autosport

Andretti Autosport

Bringing brand awareness through the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and leveraging aligned mission to educate and inspire STEM learning and career exploration alongside EVERFI. Group 1001 and Andretti have made 61 race starts in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, showcasing Group 1001 brands including Gainbridge and Delaware Life while growing a collaborative business network. The No. 26 Gainbridge Honda is piloted by second-generation racer and INDYCAR standout Colton Herta who took the partnership to victory lane at three races in 2021. The 2022 season will be Herta's fourth season of INDYCAR competition and second season carrying the Gainbridge yellow, blue and black.
Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis 500

Presenting sponsor of the Indianapolis 500, the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Since 2019, Gainbridge has served as the Presenting Sponsor of the Indianapolis 500 and as the Official Annuity and Life Insurance Partner. As Gainbridge continues to expand, its association with one of sports’ most historic venues provides a key platform for brand recognition and customer acquisition. At 113-years-old, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the oldest continually operating racetrack in the United States and is known as the Racing Capital of the World. With more than 250,000 permanent seats, it is the world’s largest sports seating facility and hosts the largest single-day sporting event in the world, the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

Indy Women in Tech

Inspiring women and girls of all ages to pursue STEM related careers through mentoring, financial support, and education. IWiT has also designed a comprehensive and innovative approach, by partnering with multiple local organizations, to help women enter, re-enter or transition into the tech workforce. The education and training program, launched in May of 2017, strives to help women obtain and finance the necessary training, education and mentoring to succeed in a tech-related career.
Indy Sports Corp

Indiana Sports Corp

Hosting world-class events to drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride, garner national and international media attention, and create opportunities for youth. Indiana Sports Corp, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1979 as the nation's first sports commission. Our partnership supports the Indiana Sports Corp's Inspiring Sports youth programs which positively impacts thousands of underserved kids each year through clinics, grants, and curriculum-based programs that teach valuable life skills and the importance of health activity.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Fighting against hunger through programs and partnerships focused on distributing food and critical groceries to the Indiana communities they service. The No One Runs on Empty campaign sought to foster education and engagement in the community resulting in increased awareness, volunteer hours, and value of food donations.
Gainbridge LPGA

Gainbridge LPGA

Partnering with the LPGA Tour for the last 6 years and using the annual Official LPGA Tour event as a platform to drive positive change through both the iWIT Championship and the Gainbridge LPGA. The tournament's key pillars focus on youth education, STEM, women's empowerment, and community impact. Our partnership has impacted over 6,500 youth, created over $1 million in donations, and brought over $42 million in economic impact to Indianapolis and Palm Beach County communities.


Parity, a minority-founded sports tech company, is on a mission to change the game for elite women athletes and their fans. The company creates equitable opportunities through premium brand partnerships and builds proprietary platforms that financially benefit Parity's growing roster of over 700 athletes.
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Rev Racing

Focused on developing female and minority drivers and pit crew members in the NASCAR development series for future competition at NASCAR’s highest levels, Rev Racing seeks to obtain the highest quality applicants representing diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers and industry professionals. This Primary Sponsorship allows us to facilitate a heightened level of athlete development and expand avenues for national series participation and advancement.
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Billie Jean King Cup

The Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge is the women’s World Cup of Tennis. Previously known as the Fed Cup, it is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sports. Together with the International Tennis Federation (ITF)’s Advantage All program, which aims to inspire and empower women on and off the court, Gainbridge’s strategic partnership with the Billie Jean King Cup will support the goal of equivalent prize money for men and women in the World Cup of Tennis, bringing more awareness to women’s sports as well as providing a means to address equality in pay for women’s sports prize awards.