Dating back to the early 2000’s, Best Buy’s Founder Richard “Dick” Schulze began and funded a company wide program to help employees during times of great hardship. Today, the family foundation of Mr. Schulze continues to fully fund an employee relief program for employees impacted by federally qualified disasters. Additionally, the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation supports the HOPE Fund, which helps Best Buy employees who are experiencing a hardship resulting from something other than a natural disaster.
The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Mr. Dick Schulze and his family hope all employees of Best Buy feel supported in their times of great need. Mr. Schulze believes the employees of Best Buy are the backbone of the company’s success, and his ongoing financial support of employees during times of suffering conveys his appreciation for all that those employees have meant to him personally and to the company.
Dick Schulze and his late wife Sandra established a fund in 2004 to support Best Buy employees in time of need. The fund supports employees living with the aftermath of a federally declared natural disaster. Now, the fund is administered by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, and it continues to help countless Best Buy employees during times of disaster.