“In order to keep our industry thriving as we move into the future, meeting the ever-changing needs and thirst for knowledge of our members of CMAA, it is up to our chapters and individual managers to invest in The Club Foundation,” explains Skip Avery, CCM, CCE, Past President of CMAA and current Governor for The Club Foundation
The Club Foundation is excited to announce a collaboration between two of CMAA’s mid-sized Chapters – the Wisconsin Badger Chapter and the Upper Midwest Chapter – each agreeing to donate $10,000 to The Club Foundation to support #GivingTuesday. Created in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a day of giving back after the heavy shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a day of National Philanthropy and a day for Chapters, members, and all those who support the club industry to donate to The Club Foundation. All funds raised will support grants and scholarships.
Kathy Collins, Managing Director of the Wisconsin Badger Chapter shared, “Following in the footsteps of the Carolinas Chapter, the Wisconsin Club Managers Foundation, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Badger Chapter and Upper Midwest Chapter, is delighted to play a role in encouraging all chapters to help grow The Club Foundation. Numerous Badger Chapter members (from even the smallest of clubs with limited professional development budgets) have had the opportunity to reach their professional goals through scholarships awarded by The Club Foundation. By winning “Chapter of the Year” and “Excellence in Education” awards over the course of many years, the entire Badger Chapter membership has benefited from those monies via scholarships to attend national conferences and Chapter education featuring top level speakers from across the country. We are thrilled to be a small part of advancing the great work of The Club Foundation and encourage all chapters to do the same. By giving even just a little you will receive a lot.”
Rollie Carlson, Managing Director of the Upper Midwest Chapter said, “The Upper Midwest Chapter looks forward to partnering with the Wisconsin Badger Chapter to challenge all of CMAA to donate to The Club Foundation on #GivingTuesday. Our respective matching donations of $10,000 each should be plenty of motivation to CMAA members and other chapters to step up and dig deep.”
It’s exciting to see two medium-sized chapters come together to take a lead role in this campaign and it shows, no matter the size of the chapter, big or small, every chapter can support The Club Foundation. No matter the size of the donation, what’s important is that every chapter participate in the process.