Match Play Challenge


"Fairway to the Future: The Drive to 1,000 Scholars"

Over the past year, the Evans Scholars Foundation received applications from a record number of caddies from across the country whose futures hold great promise but whose families are struggling to save and pay for college.

Through the Match Play Challenge — the major gifts component of the organization's annual Par Club fundraising campaign— the Evans Scholars Foundation continues to change the lives of deserving caddies by awarding them full tuition and housing scholarships to top-tier universities coast to coast.

Now entering its sixth year, the Match Play Challenge's goal is to match all Par Club gifts of $2,500 or greater. In 2015, the campaign raised a record $9.7 million, including $4.39 million from 72 families who pledged $50,000 or more. Nearly half of all total major gifts were donated by Evans Scholars Alumni.

Since 2011, the Match Play Challenge has raised more than $35 million dollars in support of caddie scholarships.

With 910 Evans Scholars currently enrolled in school and 250 new Evans Scholarships expected to be awarded this year, the Evans Scholars Foundation is again relying on the generous support of Match Play Challenge partners, Alumni and other Program supporters.

The continued success of this campaign is critical to meet the increasing demand for the Program’s assistance and realize the organization goals of sending 1,000 caddies to school each year by 2020.

“Though we are pleased with the success of the campaign to date, we realize there is much work to be done if we are to meet the increasing need for an Evans Scholarship,” said Bill Kingore, Senior Vice President of Development & Strategy. “Ongoing support for the Match Play Challenge will help ensure no deserving caddie is left behind in the caddie yard.”

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

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MATCH PLAY PARTNERS

2015* 2011-2014
Sam & Marsha Allen
Anonymous (2)
Mary Ann & Looe Baker III
Best Portion Foundation, Tim Schwertfeger & Gail Waller
Ed & Peggy Bonach
Kenneth & Jacqueline Brody
Peter & Terry Brown
Fritz & Glenda Corrigan
Jeff & Julie Diermeier
Electri-Flex Company & Jason Kinander
Tom & Karen Falk
Gene and Sallyann Fama
Joe Ferraro
F.J. & Kimi Frazier
Rob & Georganne Foss
Jim Garard
Mary Garard
Tom & Taylor Gleitsman
Dan D. Harmon
Glenn & Lee Healey
Dan & Cynthia Helle
Jack & Karen Holland
Martin P. & Julia Hughes
Mark & Mary Ann Kaufman
Mike & Lindy Keiser
King Family Foundation
Bill & Sharon Kozek
Don & Susan Law
Robert M. & Diane v. S. Levy
Thomas Mallman
Richard & Christine Marcks
John & Jean Matovina
Alan & Vrissiis Matula
Gary J. & Carol E. Matula
Tom & Carla McAuley
Patrick & Meredith McCormack
John & Judy Mendesh
Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Foundation
John & Nancy Moore
Tom & Susan Moran
George & Vicki Muellner
Frank & Janet Nessinger
The Carol Niehaus Trust
Joan Norgaard Foundation
Rita & Leroy "Pete" Peterson
Mary & Scott Petrovich
Jim & Patricia Piereson
Jim & Donna Placio
John & Cynthia Ply
Frank & Betsy Polizzi
Prentice Family Foundation - Tom & Tricia Prentice
The Rich Family – Jerry, Betty & Keith
Roger W. Sandstrom
Dan & Kathleen Schewe
Rob & Jill Selati
Kathleen & Jim Skinner
George & Carol Solich – The Solich Fund
Fritz & Tracy Souder
Stent Family Foundation
Joe & Margie Stigler
Estate of Ms. Dorothy Stone
Jason and Jen Stroiman
Jeremy & Lindsey Kast Stroiman
Lee & Marilyn Tenzer
Larry & Monica Thuet
Reed & Rosemary Tupper
Estate of Albert H. Wohlers
The Wohlers Family Foundation
Lou Woodworth & Heidi Charleson

 

*As of 12/16/2015

Sam & Marsha Allen
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Looe & Mary Ann Baker
Edward Bernardi
Bob Fates & Carol Bernick
Michael Browning
Bob & Loretta Cooney
Fritz & Glenda Corrigan
M/M Steven J. Colnitis
Fritz & Glenda Corrigan
Matthew J. & Ann M. Desch
Bill & Kathy Doyle
Evans Scholar Foundation Trustees
Carol Lavin Bernick & Bob Fates
Tom & Karen Falk
Family of Kevin & Susan Flynn
Rob & Georganne Foss
Jim & Karen Frank 
Jim & Mary Garard
Tom & Taylor Gleitsman
Mary & Bruce Goodman
Paul & Margot Grangaard
David & Shirley Hanson
Jack & Karen Holland
M/M Edward R. James
Mark & Mary Ann Kaufman
Tom & Sue Kearney
Mike & Lindy Keiser
Electri-Flex Co./Jason Kinander
King Family Foundation
The Lazzara Family Foundation
Jack & Jama Lintol
Tom Mallman
Scott Malpass
Alan & Vrissiis Matula
Gary & Carol Matula
Tom & Carla McAuley
Patrick & Meredith McCormack
John & Judy Mendesh
John Merriman & Barbara Beatty
John & Nancy Moore
Tom & Susan Moran
Robert & Diane Moriarty
Frank & Susan Morley
George & Vicki Muellner
Jim & Letitia Murphy
Frank & Janet Nessinger
Joan Norgaard Foundation
M/M Dan Pawlowski
David L. Pemberton
Jim & Molly Perry
Mary & Scott Petrovich
Frank & Betsy Polizzi
John & Merry Ann Pratt
Estate of Arthur C. & Barbara Prine
Jim & Heide Reilly
The Rich Family – Jerry, Betty & Keith
Jim Roppel
Cecil Ross
Vernon Sachs Estate
Roger W. Sandstrom
Dan & Kathleen Schewe
Tim Schwertfeger & Gail Waller – Best Portion Foundation
Jim & Cindy Scoggin
Cal & Sandra Simmons
Kathleen & Jim Skinner
Solich Family in Memory of Jim Moore
Geoff “Duffy” & Anita Solich
George & Carol Solich – The Solich Fund
W. Fritz & Tracy Souder
John Spencer Estate
Avy & Marcie Stein
Joe & Margie Stigler
Jason & Jen Stroiman
Jeremy Stroiman & Lindsey Kast Stroiman
Bob & Lynn Topel
Reed & Rosemary Tupper
John Ver Bockel & Kathleen Carbonara
Darrell & Gail Voitik
Gavin “Guy” & Arlene Weir
Douglas & Virginia West
Mark & Amy Wilson
Lou Woodworth & Heidi Charleson

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