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GOLF, IL (May 10, 2017) … The Western Golf Association and the Women’s Western Golf Association are forming a new partnership in which the WGA will assist in managing WWGA championships beginning Aug. 1, leaders jointly announced this week.

The new agreement also provides for the WGA to help guide the Women’s Western Golf Foundation, which was founded by the WWGA in 1971 and has awarded more than $3.5 million in scholarships to more than 690 young women from across the country.

The history of connections between the two organizations dates back more than 116 years, as the WGA was the initial sponsor of the Western Women’s amateur championship in 1901. The women organized their own association in 1903, changing the name to the Women’s Western Golf Association. In 2011, the WGA agreed to provide administrative support to WWGA championships beginning in 2012.

As part of the new five-year agreement, the WGA will help stage and promote the WWGA’s Women’s Western National Amateur Championship and the Women’s Western National Junior Championship and secure host sites for the events.

The 117th Women’s Western Amateur Championship will be played June 12-17 at River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst, Illinois, and the 91st Women’s Junior Championship will be held July 10-14 at Dubuque Golf and Country Club in Dubuque, Iowa.

“The history between these two golf associations goes back to the beginnings of the Women’s Western Golf Association. We have had a great relationship with the Western Golf Association through the years,” said Frances Fleckenstein, president of the Women’s Western Golf Association. “After forming our partnership again in 2011, we now look forward to taking the next step to having their full support, which will be beneficial to both our organizations.”

WGA Chairman David Robinson said the partnership is a perfect fit for the two historic organizations.

“We’re excited to be deepening our relationship with the WWGA, which has done so much in the Midwest and across the country for women’s golf,” said Robinson. “It is an organization whose values and storied history of championships and scholarships are very much aligned with our own.”

The two organizations also jointly sponsor a Women’s Western Evans Scholar, awarding a four-year tuition and housing college scholarship to a female caddie who excels academically, has an outstanding caddie record and demonstrates financial need.

The current Women’s Western Evans Scholar is Hannah Gillespie, who is completing her freshman year at the University of Notre Dame. 



GOLF, Ill. – In 2017, 106 student caddies from the greater Chicago area have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full tuition and housing college grant offered to golf caddies.

Each caddie, whose name and biographical information is listed below, has a unique story, which reflects the scholarship’s four selection criteria: a strong caddie record; excellent academics; demonstrated financial need; and outstanding character. Recipients will begin as Evans Scholars this fall, attending one of the 19 universities nationwide, including 15 where the Evans Scholars Foundation operates a Scholarship House. The Evans Scholarship is valued at an estimated $100,000 over four years

“Each of these deserving Evans Scholars epitomizes what our Program has been about since its creation in 1930,” said WGA Chairman David Robinson. “Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice is humbling, and we are honored to help them pursue their dreams.”

The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Golf, Illinois, has supported the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since 1930. One of golf’s favorite charities, it is the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies.

Currently, a record 935 caddies are enrolled in 20 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 10,400 caddies have graduated since the Program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.

“These young men and women have worked tirelessly to earn this life-changing opportunity,” said John Kaczkowski, WGA President and CEO. “They have shown excellence in the classroom and in their communities, as well as on the golf course. We welcome them to the Evans Scholars family.”

Funds for the Scholarship come from contributions by 30,600 golfers across the country, who give through the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $10 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation.

To learn more about the WGA and ESF, visit www.wgaesf.org 

The recipients, who are organized by hometown, include:

First Name

Last Name

Awarded University

High School Name

Hometown

Sponsoring Club

Dean

Barkoulies

Miami University

Addison Trail HS

Addison

Medinah CC

Kendall

Johnson

University of Colorado

Dundee-Crown HS

Algonquin

Inverness GC

Patricia

Lohman Meza

Northwestern University

Jacobs HS

Algonquin

Crystal Lake CC

John

Cody

University of Illinois

Shepard HS

Alsip

Ridge CC

Kyle

Kornblum

Indiana University

Rolling Meadows HS

Arlington Heights

Rolling Green CC

Julia

Isaacs

University of Wisconsin

Rosary HS

Aurora

Aurora CC

Francis

Bongiovanni

University of Illinois

South Elgin HS

Bartlett

The Royal Fox CC

Molly

Mehta

University of Illinois

South Elgin HS

Bartlett

St. Charles CC

Cailee

Riley

Marquette University

Bartlett HS

Bartlett

Medinah CC

Fines

Owens

University of Illinois

Fenwick HS

Berkeley

Riverside GC

Samantha

Torres

University of Washington

Emma Willard School

Berwyn

Ruth Lake CC

Marco

Torres

University of Illinois

Fenwick HS

Berwyn

Skokie CC

Emily

Ayala Serrato

University of Colorado

Dundee-Crown HS

Carpentersville

Inverness GC

Zachary

Beaugureau

University of Wisconsin

Cary-Grove Community HS

Cary

McHenry CC

Eveline

Adamski

Miami University

Lane Technical HS

Chicago

North Shore CC

Kyrie

Agee

University of Illinois

De La Salle Institute

Chicago

Exmoor CC

Julissa

Andino

University of Illinois

Westinghouse HS

Chicago

North Shore CC

Tyler

Belisle

University of Illinois

Mount Carmel HS

Chicago

Conway Farms GC

Elena

Brambila

Marquette University

Jones College Prep HS

Chicago

Riverside GC

Thomas

Brannick

Marquette University

St. Patrick HS

Chicago

Ridgemoor CC

Mateo

Chavez

Ohio State University

Young Magnet HS

Chicago

Sunset Ridge CC

Raphael

Cruz

University of Kansas

De La Salle Institute

Chicago

Sunset Ridge CC

David

Czapla

Marquette University

Notre Dame College Prep

Chicago

Ridgemoor CC

Johanna

de Leon

Marquette University

Trinity HS

Chicago

Conway Farms GC

Kaitlyne

Diaz

University of Illinois

Taft HS

Chicago

Bryn Mawr CC

Haley

Doyle

University of Illinois

Queen of Peace HS

Chicago

Ruth Lake CC

William

Dreux Jr.

Northwestern University

Saint Ignatius College Prep

Chicago

The Beverly CC

Richard

Eberwein

University of Illinois

St. Patrick HS

Chicago

Park Ridge CC

Marissa

Edwards

University of Illinois

South Shore International College Preparatory HS

Chicago

The Beverly CC

Brooke

Gawel

University of Notre Dame

Nazareth Academy

Chicago

The Beverly CC

Robert

Grayson Jr.

University of Illinois

Fenwick HS

Chicago

Riverside GC

Alejandra

Hernandez*

Marquette University

Cristo Rey Jesuit HS

Chicago

Edgewood Valley CC

Joseph

Lopez

University of Illinois

DePaul College Prep

Chicago

Park Ridge CC

Manuel

Madriz*

University of Kansas

Wayland Academy

Chicago

The Beverly CC

Robert

Mersch

University of Illinois

Northridge Preparatory School

Chicago

Evanston GC

Liam

Murphy

Marquette University

Fenwick HS

Chicago

Park Ridge CC

Yaitzell

Noriega

Marquette University

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts HS

Chicago

The Beverly CC

Christopher

Novo

Ohio State University

Loyola Academy

Chicago

Northmoor CC

Khadijah

Olowu

University of Illinois

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts HS

Chicago

The Beverly CC

Brandie

Smith

Ohio State University

Holy Trinity HS

Chicago

Glen Oak CC

Francesca

Soto

Marquette University

Saint Ignatius College Prep

Chicago

The Beverly CC

Katelynn

Soto

University of Illinois

Woodlands Academy
of the Sacred Heart

Chicago

La Grange CC

Emily

Stummer

University of Wisconsin

Lane Technical HS

Chicago

Bryn Mawr CC

Michael

Valicento

University of Illinois

St. Patrick HS

Chicago

Ridgemoor CC

Daniela

Garcia

Northwestern University

University of Chicago
Lab School

Chicago

Oak Park CC

Alejandro

Roman

Miami University

Loyola Academy

Chicago

Exmoor CC

Gianmarco

Petrelli

Miami University

Homewood-Flossmoor HS

Chicago Heights

Olympia Fields CC

Melina

Scofield

Northwestern University

Cristo Rey Jesuit HS

Cicero

The Glen Club

Weronika

Jasko

University of Kansas

Hinsdale Central HS

Clarendon Hills

Ruth Lake CC

Mateusz

Milaszewski

University of Colorado

Deerfield HS

Deerfield

Briarwood CC

Klaire

Carlquist

University of Kansas

South HS

Downers Grove

Ruth Lake CC

Matthew

Marth

Northwestern University

Benet Academy

Downers Grove

Butterfield CC

Donavan

Bird

University of Illinois

Streamwood HS

Elgin

Elgin CC

Nicholas

Dattalo

Indiana University

St. Patrick HS

Elmwood Park

Oak Park CC

Michael

Dattalo

University of Illinois

St. Patrick HS

Elmwood Park

Oak Park CC

Frank

Stocco

University of Illinois

Elmwood Park HS

Elmwood Park

Oak Park CC

Jakub

Zwierzynski

Purdue University

Elmwood Park HS

Elmwood Park

Oak Park CC

Luis

Murphy

University of Kansas

Fenwick HS

Elmwood Park

Oak Park CC

Steiv

Shore

University of Michigan

Elmwood Park HS

Elmwood Park

Oak Park CC

Conor

Sheehan

University of Kansas

Brother Rice HS

Evergreen Park

The Beverly CC

Jack

Dingle

University of Kansas

Lincoln-Way East HS

Frankfort

Prestwick CC

Marc

Siegler

University of Minnesota

Glenbrook South HS

Glenview

North Shore CC

Julia

Nakashima

University of Illinois

Glenbrook South HS

Glenview

Park Ridge CC

Claudia

Frausto Sandoval

Marquette University

Warren Township HS

Gurnee

Skokie CC

Anna

Telling

University of Missouri

Warren Township HS

Gurnee

Merit Club

Scott

Harbut

Indiana University

Ridgewood HS

Harwood Heights

Ridgemoor CC

Thomas

Oblazny

University of Illinois

Amos Alonzo Stagg HS

Hickory Hills

Edgewood CC

Kyle

Johnson

Marquette University

Marian Catholic HS

Homewood

Idlewild CC

Thomas

Casey

University of Wisconsin

Lake Forest HS

Lake Bluff

Knollwood Club

Jeffrey

Kitzerow

Indiana University

Lake Forest HS

Lake Bluff

Knollwood Club

Mark

Rinaolo

Northwestern University

Lake Forest HS

Lake Forest

Conway Farms GC

Peter

Dudek

University of Michigan

Lake Zurich HS

Lake Zurich

Twin Orchard CC

Alexander

Krasowski

Northwestern University

Lake Zurich HS

Lake Zurich

Twin Orchard CC

Sarah

Ferriter

Pennsylvania State University

Lemont HS

Lemont

Edgewood Valley CC

Katelyn

Fonner

University of Missouri

Lisle HS

Lisle

River Forest CC

Robert

Gikas

University of Illinois

St. Rita of Cascia HS

Lockport

Glen Oak CC

Ryan

Muehlfelder

University of Illinois

Johnsburg HS

McHenry

Bull Valley GC

Charles

Siefke

Miami University

Prospect HS

Mount Prospect

Rolling Green CC

Dominika

Wojtowicz

Indiana University

Prospect HS

Mount Prospect

Rolling Green CC

Samantha

St. Leger

University of Illinois

Lincoln-Way West HS

New Lenox

Prestwick CC

Desmond

O'Shaughnessy

Northwestern University

Niles West HS

Niles

Ridgemoor CC

Patrick

Cooke

University of Illinois

Oak Forest HS

Oak Forest

Midlothian CC

Benjamin

Kirby

Ohio State University

Carl Sandburg HS

Oak Forest

Olympia Fields CC

Mackenzie

Lim

Northwestern University

Marist HS

Oak Forest

Midlothian CC

Keagan

Lenz

Marquette University

Marist HS

Oak Lawn

The Beverly CC

Brigid

Rakow

Indiana University

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts HS

Oak Lawn

The Beverly CC

Colin

Martin

Purdue University

Providence Catholic HS

Orland Park

Ruth Lake CC

Kelly

Pawlak

University of Missouri

Shepard HS

Palos Heights

Olympia Fields CC

Gracie

DeRosa

Marquette University

Maine South HS

Park Ridge

Park Ridge CC

Garrett

Javors

University of Michigan

Fenwick HS

Riverside

Riverside GC

Dennis

O'Bryan

University of Notre Dame

Fenwick HS

Riverside

Riverside GC

Isaiah

Jebb

University of Kansas

Riverside Brookfield HS

Riverside

Riverside GC

Francesca

McCallister*

Purdue University

Lake Park HS

Roselle

Medinah CC

Ashweita

Ajith

Indiana University

Niles West HS

Skokie

Evanston GC

Elijah

Lancaster

University of Colorado

Niles West HS

Skokie

Evanston GC

Ethan

Enright

Marquette University

St. Edward Central Catholic HS

South Elgin

St. Charles CC

Michael

Martino

University of Kansas

Marist HS

Tinley Park

Midlothian CC

Steven

Rayzman

Northwestern University

Lake Forest Academy

Vernon Hills

Exmoor CC

Elizabeth

Sandoval

University of Illinois

Vernon Hills HS

Vernon Hills

Skokie CC

Patricia

Perez

University of Illinois

Willowbrook HS

Villa Park

Glen Oak CC

Jonathan

Westergaard

Indiana University

Wheaton Warrenville South HS

Warrenville

Cantigny Golf

Patrick

McCormack

University of Illinois

Community HS

West Chicago

The Royal Fox CC

Thomas

DeCesare

University of Illinois

St. Rita of Cascia HS

Western Springs

La Grange CC

Gary

DeCesare

University of Illinois

St. Rita of Cascia HS

Western Springs

La Grange CC

Zhenguo

Mo

Northwestern University

Hinsdale Central HS

Westmont

Butterfield CC

Timothy

Wolf

University of Kansas

Fenton HS

Wooddale

Medinah CC


*Denotes those who were awarded the Evans Scholarship
as college freshmen and will be sophomores in the fall.



The Evans Scholars Foundation’s Leadership Council celebrated five years of helping send caddies to college during the fourth annual Birdie Ball at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on Saturday, April 29.

More than 300 people attended the event, which is hosted annually by the Leadership Council as part of its efforts to raise awareness of, and funds for, the Evans Scholars Foundation. The Leadership Council was established in 2013 as a board of young professionals who serve as ambassadors for the Evans Scholars Program through fundraising and Scholar mentoring.

This year’s Birdie Ball raised more than $45,000 for the Evans Scholars Foundation — a record for the event — and it has raised more than $145,000 since its inception in 2014. The night featured live entertainment by the Bluewater Kings Band, a silent auction and a video about Purdue University Evans Scholar Zack Sielck’s path to earning the life-changing Evans Scholarship.

A short program included speeches from Leadership Council President Mary Moran and Evans Scholars Foundation Director of Development Matt Starr. Moran and Starr are both Alumni of the Evans Scholars Program. Starr outlined how much the Evans Scholars Foundation — with the help of the Leadership Council — has grown over the past five years.

Among the Leadership Council’s many achievements is the development of a mentorship program to keep Evans Scholars and young Alumni engaged with one another and with the Evans Scholars Foundation. Two hundred current Scholars enrolled in the mentorship program for the 2016-17 academic year. 

“Five years ago, we didn’t have the Leadership Council. Now, we look to this group as our next generation of leaders,” Starr said. “Thanks to the Leadership Council, we have a robust program that is helping our Evans Scholars find internships and jobs. This is taking our mission to the next level — caddies, to college, to careers.”

Attendees also got to hear about the experiences of current Northwestern University Evans Scholars Kristy Spratt, Ethan Dlugie, Connor Murray, Emily Maxwell, Griffin Bourjaily, Natalie Burg and Vanida Vesuntia.

Event sponsors included RCP Advisors and Viacom at the “Honor Caddie” level; BMO Capital Markets, CDW, The Garrison Family and PwC at the “A Caddie” level; and Iluminus Group, KPMG, Lendlease, Lockton, MacLean-Fogg, MB Financial, Mercer, Nuveen, Ropes & Gray and Wintrust at the “B Caddie” level.

“It’s been amazing to see the Birdie Ball grow each year,” event chair Mike Rice said. “The support we’ve received has allowed us to raise even more money for the Evans Scholars Foundation, and we look forward to doing more in the future.”

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About the Leadership Council

The Leadership Council was formed in 2013 with a goal of bringing together a diverse, young group of emerging business and civic leaders for networking and professional development opportunities. Members, who are between the ages of 25-40 and mostly live in the Chicago area, serve as ambassadors for the Evans Scholars Foundation through fundraising and Scholar mentoring.

For more information on the Leadership Council, please visit www.wgaesf.org/council.



Evanston, Ill. (April 11, 2017) -- Evans Scholars at Northwestern University got an opportunity Tuesday night to learn about leadership, values and workplace culture from published author, university trustee and acclaimed business professor Harry Kraemer. 

Kraemer, the former chairman and CEO of Baxter International, spoke to Scholars and Alumni during a “fireside chat” at the Scholarship House in Evanston.

Kraemer is a professor of management at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and author of “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership.” He also serves as executive partner of Madison Dearborn Partners, one of the largest private equity firms in the United States where he consults with CEOs and other senior executives of companies.

He spoke with the group at-depth about values-based leadership and encouraged Scholars in attendance to consider career paths and professions that align with their own beliefs, interests and, of course, values. Kraemer spoke most passionately about the importance of self-reflection in the modern workplace.

“Have we confused activity and productivity?” he asked. "It’s important to take time to tune out the noise and gadgets and reflect on questions such as: What are my values? What do I stand for? What really matters in life?"

When speaking to groups of Northwestern students and other young people who aspire to be leaders in their respective fields, Kraemer said he always tries to impress upon them that one needn't be in a senior management role to lead. 

"I have young people come up to me all the time and say, 'I want to be a leader but there is just one problem, I don't have anyone reporting to me,'" he said. "True leadership has nothing to do with titles and organizational charts and positions and everything to do with how to influence people."

To learn more about Harry Kraemer, visit www.harrykraemer.org.  



 

 

Leadership Council Board Meeting Outlines Plans for 2017

The Evans Scholars Foundation’s Leadership Council hosted its 4th Annual Board Meeting on Thursday, January 26, at Lockton in downtown Chicago, kicking off another year of work on behalf of the Evans Scholars Program.

After recognizing the Leadership Council’s 14 new members — bringing the total membership to 128 Evans Scholars Alumni and non-Alumni — outgoing President Kevin Scott (Marq. ’10) introduced new President Mary Moran (Marq. ’12). Moran has a background in advertising as a sales service executive for Viacom.

She will lead an executive board that includes Vice President of Fundraising Kyle Cash (Mich. ’13), Vice President of Membership Adam Kucharski and Vice President of Mentorship Alex Laios.

"Member engagement will be the main focus of the new executive board," Moran said. "Our predecessors have laid a solid foundation, and now it is up to us to grow and strengthen our programs and events by encouraging our members and presenting them with leadership opportunities. We're the Leadership Council — every member is a leader."

The Leadership Council is the Western Golf Association’s board of young professionals, who serve as ambassadors for the Evans Scholars Program through fundraising and Evans Scholar mentoring. The council’s annual meeting covered a wide range of topics, including its signature event — the Birdie Ball.

The 4th Annual Birdie Ball will be held at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Last year’s event raised more than $44,000 for the Evans Scholars Foundation, allowing the event to surpass $100,000 in support since its inception in 2014.

Executive board members also outlined plans to continue adding members and strengthening the council’s Mentorship Program for Evans Scholars in 2017. Nearly 200 active Scholars were paired with mentors in 2016, part of the Evans Scholars Foundation’s efforts to prepare students for life after graduation.

About the Leadership Council

The Leadership Council was formed in 2013 with a goal of bringing together a diverse, young group of emerging business and civic leaders for networking and professional development opportunities. Members, who are between the ages of 25-40 and mostly live in the Chicago area, serve as ambassadors for the Evans Scholars Foundation through fundraising and Scholar mentoring.

For more information on the Leadership Council, visit www.wgaesf.org/council.


 


Oregon Evans Scholars celebrate opening of Scholarship House

Evans Scholars at the University of Oregon celebrated the opening of their Scholarship House – the first in the Pacific Northwest - on Sunday, Oct. 23, along with organization leaders, university officials and other Program friends.

An open house was held at the facility, located at 1910 University Street in Eugene. For the first time, 31 Oregon Scholars are now living in community in a Scholarship House, the first in the Pacific Northwest and the Evans Scholars Program’s first new chapter since 1987. The House has served as a fraternity and more recently, a bed and breakfast.

Event speakers included Jeff Harrison, Senior Vice President, Education, at Evans Scholars Foundation, university official Roger Thompson and Hannah Rice.

WGA Director Dan Harmon was recognized for his generosity to the Scholarship House project.

Rice is the first elected president of the newly formed chapter. In the past year, she has helped lead her fellow Scholars in cleaning the House on weekends and meeting with Program leaders to plan the transition and create the chapter’s infrastructure.

“I have been so inspired by the Evans growth in Oregon,” she has said previously. “We are making history, and I am honored to be able to help build a strong foundation for future classes.”

The opening of the Oregon Evans Scholarship House is one part of the Foundation’s larger goal of having 1,000 Scholars in school by the year 2020. To achieve this, leaders are working to expand the Program from coast to coast, including opening Scholarship Houses at new universities, renovating and expanding current Houses and growing caddie programs across the nation.

Currently, there are a record 935 Scholars attending 20 universities. In recent years, ESF leaders have strengthened or renewed relationships with the University of Notre Dame, the University of Washington, the University of Kansas and Pennsylvania State University, where Scholars currently live together in residence halls. They are working to establish Evans Scholarship Houses at Washington, Penn State and Kansas in the coming years.

Oregon Evans Scholars include caddies from the states of Oregon, Nevada and California. ESF leaders announced in early 2014 that the university had been selected as the site of a future Scholarship House.

“We are thrilled that Evans Scholars in the Pacific Northwest now are able to experience Scholarship House living, an integral component of the Evans Scholarship,” says WGA Chairman David Robinson. “This is a major milestone and a big part of our plan to grow the Evans Scholars Program from coast to coast.”

“The opening of this Evans Scholars House at the University of Oregon is the result of the tireless efforts of many,” said Roger Thompson, Vice President of Enrollment Management with the university. “To say we are thrilled with the House for our Scholars is an understatement. All of us at the UO are deeply appreciative of the impact the Evans Scholars Foundation makes with students.”



 

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Since the Match Play Challenge was launched in 2011, its success has helped the Evans Scholars Foundation give more caddies than ever the life-changing opportunity of a college education.

But with families across the country struggling to meet the rising cost of college tuition, there is still more work to do. A record 780 caddies applied for the Evans Scholarship last year, showing that the need for financial assistance is greater than ever.

The 2017 Match Play Challenge — the major gifts component of the annual Par Club fundraising campaign — will help the Foundation reach even more of these young men and women. The Foundation officially launched the campaign on Wednesday, May 17, during the Evans Scholars Foundation Golf Retreat at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. It’s off to a strong start, with 22 Match Play Partners already making gifts of $50,000 and greater. These gifts will be pooled and used to match the gifts of $2,500 and greater the Foundation receives in 2017.

“We are sincerely grateful to all of our donors for their support of the Match Play Challenge,” said David Robinson, WGA Chairman. “The continued success of these efforts is essential to ensuring that we help send as many qualified caddies as possible to college.”

Last year’s Match Play Challenge campaign raised $11.2 million, and it’s critical that the Foundation continues to keep pace with rising tuition costs. Annual scholarship costs for the record 935 Evans Scholars in school for the 2016-17 academic year were $18.7 million. That number is projected to rise by $1.5 million each year as the Foundation pursues a WGA Board of Governors mandate to have 1,000 Scholars in school, living in community, by 2020.

WGA Director Mike Keiser, who led the way in developing the Match Play Challenge in 2011, is serving as the campaign’s Honorary Chair again in 2017. The continued success of this initiative will help the Foundation achieve the bold goals it has set for the near future. 

Those goals include establishing the Evans Scholars Program at additional universities, providing community living opportunities for all Scholars and developing a full continuum of support that will include everything from caddie training programs to career mentorship.

“If we are to meet our goals, we must be successful in raising more tuition dollars through these ever-important major gifts,” said Bill Kingore, Senior Vice President, Development & Strategy. “We are honored to be able to help change the course of a lifetime for deserving young caddies who have excelled on the golf course and in the classroom.”

For more information on the Match Play Challenge, please contact Bill Kingore at 224-260-3712 or kingore@wgaesf.org.

2017 Match Play Partners

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Kenneth & Jacqueline Brody
Dresner Foundation
Jim & Mary Garard
Dan & Kathy Harmon
Martin P. & Julie Hughes
Mike & Lindy Keiser
King Family Foundation
Robert M. & Diane v.S. Levy
Jack & Jama Lintol
Frank & Susan Morley
Frank & Janet Nessinger
Jim O’Neill
Mary Petrovich
Frank & Betsy Polizzi
Tim Schwertfeger & Gail Waller
Elizabeth, Allan & Warren Shelden Fund
Larry & Monica Thuet
Reed & Rosemary Tupper


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