Total Quality Logistics Gives $300,000 to Big Brothers Big Sister

Lead “Defender’s Circle” gift to help match Greater Cincinnati children a Big Brother or Big Sister  

Cincinnati, OH (September 24, 2021) — The TQL Foundation, a Total Quality Logistics charitable foundation, is proud to donate a matching gift of $300,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati (“BBBS”). The contribution is the lead gift in a new BBBS initiative, the “Defender’s Circle”. The Defender’s Circle is an effort spearheaded by TQL to match all individuals on the BBBS waiting list with a Big.

“After being involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for more than 15 years, we know they make a tremendous impact on the Greater Cincinnati community,” said Kerry Byrne, TQL President. “We have seen it firsthand at our company — one of our longest tenured and most senior leaders was a Little. The mentorship his Big provided helped him become the man and leader he is today. We could not be prouder to be the leading gift for the Defender’s Circle.”

“We are grateful for the extraordinary support TQL has given to our agency over the years,” said Kathy List, BBBS President & CEO. “This gift to the Defender’s Circle exceeds even that. It allows us the opportunity to plan for the future in a way we haven’t been able to in the past and has resulted in a flood of donations from others eager to know their gifts are being matched by TQL.”

The contribution was announced at the third-annual BIG Breakfast fundraiser. A group of business leaders from the region’s most influential Cincinnati companies came together to show their support for the mission of BBBS and raised nearly $280,000. The event featured a conversation between Kroger CEO, Rodney McMullen and P&G Executive Chairman, David Taylor on the positive influence mentorship can have, both personally and professionally.

To date, the TQL Foundation and Total Quality Logistics have donated $738,000 to BBBS.

About the TQL Foundation

The TQL Foundation was created in 2015 to harness the values of TQL, LLC for the good of the community. Just as TQL’s success hinges on strong teams that exceed expectations for our customers, the TQL Foundation exists to do the same for our community. We proudly partner with 50+ nonprofit organizations that provide support systems for those that do not have them.

About TQL

At Total Quality Logistics (TQL), we create greater supply chain efficiencies for our customers by combining industry-leading technology and unmatched customer service. Customers and carriers turn to us daily to solve their transportation needs with competitive pricing, continuous communication, and a commitment to do it right — every time. Annually, we move more than 2+ million loads across the nation through our comprehensive portfolio of logistics services and our network of 90,000+ carriers. In addition, through TQL Cares and the TQL Foundation, our company and employees make the world a better place by donating thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars each year. TQL is proud to be the naming rights sponsor of TQL Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer’s FC Cincinnati. Founded in 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio, TQL is one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation, with 7,000+ employees in 55 offices across the U.S. Learn more at

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