About Our Family

Established in 1975 Southwestern Fundraising, formally known as Great American Opportunities, is one of the largest and most reputable fundraising companies in the world. We are a part of one of the oldest and largest private corporations in Tennessee, comprised of member companies across a range of industries with the common goal of building people and positively impacting communities worldwide.

Since 1975 we have raised over 5.5 Billion!  Are you ready to raise some money?

We at Southwestern Fundraising have never lost our primary focus: helping kids. With campaigns that raise millions of dollars every year—including magazine fundraisers, discount card fundraisers, donation programs and coupon books—we still find our greatest joy in supporting the organizations in our communities that are changing lives. Including groups like yours.

Our History: To complement an experienced team of Southwestern Fundraising “Veterans” that have built the company from the beginning,Southwestern Fundraising has blended the experience of sales people and management resources from many of the most well-known companies in fundraising. As a result we have grown dramatically in recent years. This growth is a testament to the committed people that care about serving our schools, their customers, and one another.

Top salespeople from America’s Lemonade Stand (formerly IFS) joined the company in 2007, the talented Kathryn Beich Sales Team was acquired in 2008, along with the great brand and tradition of Kathryn Beich Confections. In 2012 Southwestern Fundraising became even stronger with the acquisition of QSP, another well-respected fundraising company.

Since our inception, experienced veteran representatives from companies like QSP, Lemonade Stand, Kathryn Beich, Henco, Nasco, NCS, Sally Foster, Century Resources, and Red Apple have chosen to continue their careers at Southwestern Fundraising.

Why? Because at Southwestern Fundraising the “Opportunities” are tremendous for the schools we serve, and as a result, for the sales and management team that supports them.

We look forward to the opportunity of serving your school. We invite you to contact us today so that we can make that possible!

Our Heritage: Founded in 1975, Southwestern Fundraising is part of The Southwestern Family of Companies, a cornerstone of the Nashville community and the oldest direct selling company in America. Since 1855 At Southwestern Family of Companies our mission is to be the best organization in the world at helping people develop the skills and character they need to achieve their goals in life.

Every summer dating back to the late 1800’s, several thousand students fan out across the country selling books, educational software and learning resources. These students utilize skills earned in their summers at Southwestern to reach successful careers at the top levels of corporate, government and entrepreneurial businesses alike.

Multi-ethnic group of excited children (ages 7 to 10 years) jumping in inflatable bouncy castle.

We look forward to the opportunity of serving your school. We invite you to contact us today so that we can make that possible!

Are you ready to raise some money?

Let us send you some information on our many options.