Community Involvement

Achieving a great future, means giving back

The Phoenix Organization supports our neighborhoods in which we do business. As leaders in the restaurant industry, its important to us to continue to invest in the well-being of our community, anyway we can. We proudly partner with the following programs:

Burger King McLamore Foundation

Burger King McLamore Foundation, through Burger King Scholars program, awards scholarships to high school seniors in our communities and BK employees to help advance their education.

Taco Bell Foundation

At the Taco Bell Foundation, no cause is more important than supporting the passions and dreams of our youth. We invest in America’s youth, ages 16-24, and to help them pursue their educational goals and carrer aspirations – no matter what their unique passion. We leverage our scale and reach to convene the right partners, and bulid impactful programs and experiences so these your people can confidently pursue their dream-career.

Since 1992, the Foundation has reached more than 4 million young people across the country and has awarded more than $83 million in grants and scholarships, foucused on education and career readiness.

No Kid Hungry

No child should grow up hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids does. That’s why we need your support. Every dollar you donate to No Kid Hungry is tax-deductible and feeds a child up to 10 healthy meals. Denny’s is proud to partner with No Kid Hungry to help in the fight to end childhood hunger.

Florida Tour De Force

Help Denny’s raise funds for the famalies of fallen Florida officers.

VFW Unmet Needs Program

Established in 20004, the VFW Unment Needs program ( has provided over $10.5 million in emergency assistance grants to nearly 9,000 qualified veterans and military families. In 2007 Burger King francisees became the primary supporters of the Unmet Needs program; to date they have raised more than $5.3 million to provide veterans and military families with assistance for rent, mortgages, utilities, vehicle repairs, food and other basic needs. Eligible applicants can recieve grants of up to $1,500 toward qualifying expenses, paid directly  tothe creditor.

In Loving memory of Jay Levins

Jay Levins Scholarship

Jay Levins was a Leader, a Coach, a Mentor, and a Force to be reckoned with.  Jay enjoyed a multi-faceted career, beginning with his position as CEO of a multi-unit regional Department Store chain.  In 1994, Jay followed his dream to Colorado, where he made owning ski shops his reality.  By 1997, Jay along with Cousin’s Glenn and Gary Levins Co-Founded the Phoenix Organization.  This dream team managed 300,000 Sq FT of commercial real estate space, as well as opening their first Two Burger King locations in NY and FL.   

Jay’s love was for business, but his passion was community involvement.  Jay was instrumental in bringing the Police Athletic League Youth Lacrosse program to Suffolk County Long Island.  He sat on the board as the President of The Suffolk Y JCC, as well as The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.   With unbridled energy, and a sparkle in his eyes, Jay committed himself to his philanthropic endeavors.  He believed in the importance of education, and supporting those individuals who worked hard to advance themselves and invest in their future.    

Jay’s daughter Rachel is very proud to carry on his legacy and celebrate deserving Scholars in Jay’s honor.   

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The Phoenix Organization

One of the Nation’s Leading Burger King, Denny’s & Taco Bell Franchisees in South Florida.