Golf Canada Foundation launches Trustee Program

December 12, 2013

by: Morgan Bell/ Golf Canada

OAKVILLE, Ont. – The Golf Canada Foundation’s Trustee program offers individuals, organizations and golf clubs the opportunity to partner with the Foundation and leave a legacy in the Canadian golf community.

Launched this year, the Trustee program enables golf enthusiasts who are passionate about Canadian golf to donate as an Individual Trustee, a Major Gift Trustee or a Corporate Trustee.

Trustees can contribute to any of the five programs supported by the Golf Canada Foundation – Women’s Golf (Junior girls programs and the Golf Canada Women’s Fund), Junior Golf (Golf in Schools and CN Future Links), High Performance (Team Canada and Amateur Championships), Heritage (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & Museum) and Collegiate Golf (Scholarships, grants and the Canadian University/College Championship).

The Foundation is excited to announce its first three trustees – the Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association (CSGA), Andrew Cook and Anne Jewett and the Choquette family. Each Trustee is uniquely helping to support the game across the country through substantial contributions to grassroots programming and scholarship funds.

Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association

As a longstanding partner of the Foundation, the Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association (CSGA) will continue their Scholarship fund that assists four young Canadian men and women annually with scholarships in the amounts of $3,000 and $5,000. In addition, the CSGA has initiated an annual donation campaign, contributing more to the Golf Canada Foundation in 2013 than ever before. This increase in funds will allow the CSGA to support a number of grassroots programs under the Foundation as a trustee. The CSGA’s contribution is a vital component of the Golf Canada Foundation’s focus to support and promote programs that increase participation in golf by engaging players of all ages and abilities across the country.

Cook Family Golf Grant

As Trustees, Andrew Cook and Anne Jewett’s funds will be placed in a Collegiate Grant Matching Fund. Grants awarded to golf programs at Canadian colleges and universities will be matched up to $25,000 by the Cook Family Golf Grant. The Golf Canada Foundation is actively encouraging more supporters to contribute and help grow the matching fund, furthering the development of Canadian collegiate golf programs and allowing Canadian student/athletes to combine the pursuit of a high quality education with playing golf at a reasonable cost.

The Choquette Family Foundation

The Foundation is pleased to welcome the Choquette Family Foundation as a Trustee. The private foundation’s purpose is to fund scholarship programs for individuals pursuing post-secondary education. Four scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded annually to student golfers, who not only excel on the academic level but also best exemplify the ideals of global fellowship. The Choquette Family’s primary focus is to help students become better global citizens by enhancing both the student’s own experiences, as well as the lives and cultures that they touch. In addition, the Choquette Family Foundation Scholarship will donate to $1,250 to each of the selected student’s university golf programs.

To find out how to leave a legacy by becoming a Trustee, click here.

For more information on how to access grants and scholarships please contact Spencer Snell by email at ssnell@golfcanada.ca or via phone 1-800-263-0009 Ext. 265.

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