Dean Patenaude Endowed Named Scholarship

This Endowed Named Scholarship honors Dean "DJ" Patenaude for his great support of the Evans Scholars Foundation. Through his work as a WGA Director at Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, he was a strong advocate for the Evans Scholars Program’s efforts to send more caddies to college.

The Scholarship supports the Evans Scholars Foundation Endowment Fund, which helps secure the financial future of the Foundation.

The Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for golf caddies. Since 1930, more than 10,400 men and women have graduated as Evans Scholars.

Donors are encouraged to consider the gift type that meets their personal situation. Current gifts are those generally payable over three to five years, typically including cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate and other property. Deferred gifts, such as bequests and other estate type gifts, are welcome, and the valuation of such gifts will be considered individually.

Please make checks payable to the Evans Scholars Foundation. 

To make a multi-year gift of $5,000 or more, please download and complete the Dean Patenaude Endowed Named Scholarship Pledge Commitment.

To make a one-time gift, please click the button below.


Questions? Contact Matt Starr, Director of Development, at 224-260-3740 or


Chick Evans (second from right) with two caddies and PGA TOUR pros, Walter Burkemo
and Horton Smith, during filming of an Evans Scholars promotional video in 1949.