The Georgia PGA Foundation (the Foundation), a nonprofit charitable organization, was established with the mission of enhancing lives and improving the communities served by our Georgia Section through golf programming and fundraising, and in the process, growing the game throughout the region. As a PGA member, you should be familiar with the Foundation as a means to share our talents and ourselves in support of the future of the game. Here are a few details to help you understand the Foundation and its mission:
The Georgia PGA acquired ownership of the Georgia Junior Golf Foundation in the late summer of 2011, and re-branded the organization the Georgia PGA Foundation as a vehicle to grow the game. The Foundation was introduced to the membership at our Spring 2012 meeting.
PGA members believe the act of sharing is extremely powerful, whether it involves your time, talent or a financial contribution. Giving back provides benefits exponentially. Collaborating on programs with charitable partners and other organizations affords us new opportunities to expand the game of golf. Initiatives with our corporate partners who benefit from our ability to deliver the game permit us to build our brand and increase our section revenues, allowing us to expand our member programming, including education, employment and golf events. The growth of the game is our mission, but the willingness to share the values of the game with others is a business practice we as golf professionals can all share and embrace.