Press Release

John R. Pope Becomes 28th Member of TCF Founders Club

Oct 26, 2023

Washington – Today, the American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Cares Foundation (TCF) announced that John R. Pope, in memory of his late father Tony A. Pope, has personally committed to becoming the 28th member of the TCF Founders Club.
“John’s decision to join the TCF Founders Club reflects his character as well as his commitment to trucking,” said TCF Chairman Phil Byrd, president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express.  “John is a superb advocate who has made immeasurable contributions to our industry through his various leadership roles.  For so many years, his generous spirit has also prompted him to give back in countless ways to improve the lives of individuals and families in his community.  On behalf of ATA and TCF, I would like to personally thank him for becoming a TCF Founders Club member.”
The Founders Club is a special class of donors comprised of individuals and corporations committed to a $100,000 contribution over 10 years. Founders Club members will receive special recognition across Trucking Cares Foundation programs for their early and generous commitments to making our mission a reality.
“Because of the support of John and all of our Founders Club Members, the Trucking Cares Foundation is able to provide critical support for important causes in the U.S. and around the world,” said John Lynch, president of the Trucking Cares Foundation. “John’s contribution, made in honor of his late father and my personal friend Tony, allows TCF to respond quickly when needs arise, as well as make ongoing contributions to important causes throughout the year.”
The Trucking Cares Foundation is the trucking industry’s charitable arm, focusing on several core areas, including: humanitarian and disaster relief, eradicating human trafficking, leadership development, strengthening the industry’s relationships with law enforcement and military and veterans’ organizations, and safety and research opportunities.
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