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Changing the Course of a Lifetime

Thousands of people in the golf community rally for the cause of the Evans Scholars Foundation - sending hard-working caddies in financial need to college. With the costs of college continuing to increase, we need your help more than ever. The Western Golf Association is inviting donors in 2014 to help meet the rising costs of sending caddies to college through the WGA-sponsored Evans Scholarships.

Later this year, we will formally launch the fourth installment Match Play Challenge, the WGA’s major gifts campaign. Throughout 2014, we will again ask our generous Match Play Challenge partners to pledge to match all Par Club gifts of $2,500 or greater. The Match Play Challenge is your chance to make a major investment in the future leaders of our communities at a time when the need for an Evans Scholarship is greater than ever. We received 731 applications last year alone.

The Match Play Challenge is your chance to make a major investment in the future leaders of our communities at a time when the need for an Evans Scholarship is greater than ever.

In addition to the Match Play Challenge, the major gifts campaign includes a corresponding outreach to encourage basic Par Club members to renew at higher giving levels, moving from the $250 Par level to Birdie at $500, Eagle at $750, Hole-in-One at $1,000 or at the major gift level of Silver at $2,500 or higher.

There are a number of other ways you can give the gift of an Evans Scholarship. You can make an outright contribution by check or credit card, or make a pledge that can be fulfilled over several years. You can become a Par Club member. You can lend your support to our endowment fund or to a specific capital campaign. You can volunteer or mentor one of our Scholars.

Be a part of golf's #1 charity by making your tax-deductible contribution today! Be a driving force in the lives of deserving caddies. It just might help your golf game along the way.

Ways to Give

Par Club


With more than 26,000 annual donors, the Par Club is the primary source of funding for Evans Scholarships tuition. The minimum cost for one year of Par Club membership is $250, and can include your spouse at no additional charge. All Par Club members receive personalized bag tags and a gift of their choice from our Par Club Premiums Store. A variety of giving levels are available:

Par - $250 - $499

Birdie -- $500 - $749

Eagle -- $750 - $999

Hole-in-One -- $1,000 - $2,499

Silver -- $2,500 - $4,999

Gold -- $5,000 - $9,999

Platinum -- $10,000 - $24,999

Evans Patron -- $25,000 and above

Match Play Challenge

The Western Golf Association will again ask donors to help us meet the rising costs of sending caddies to college in 2014 through the WGA-sponsored Evans Scholarships. Later this year, the WGA will launch its 2014 operating fund campaign, which includes the fourth year of the Match Play Challenge initiative to increase the number of major gifts. The Challenge offers matching funds for Par Club operating gifts of $2,500 and greater. 

Endowed Named Scholarship

The most meaningful way to honor a loved one and provide permanent support to the Evans Scholars Program is through the establishment of an Endowed Named Scholarship.

Capital Campaigns

In addition to raising vital support for scholarships, we conduct periodic major campaigns to secure funding for capital projects, including the construction and renovation of Scholarship Houses.

Planned Giving -
Chick Evans Society

Planned giving options allow you to leave a lasting legacy. With a bit of planning, you have the opportunity to make a gift that will have a great impact on the Evans Scholars Foundation.

Memorials or Honorariums

All gifts, of any amount, given to the Evans Scholars Foundation, can be made in memory of, or in honor of a loved one.

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How to Give


  • ONLINE
    Use a credit card for online donations
  • MAIL A CHECK
    One Briar Road
    Golf, IL 60029
  • MONTHLY GIVING
    Enroll for an automatic monthly deduction
  • STOCK
    A simple way to make a gift to the Evans Scholars electronically
  • MATCHING GIFTS
    Check if your company participates in matching gifts with our company lookup tool
  • CHARITABLE IRA
    A special provision allows those 70 1/2 and older to direct gifts from traditional and Roth IRA's to charity
  • PLANNED GIFT
    Consider including the Evans Scholars Foundation when making your estate plans