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					NCGA Foundation


The NCGA Foundation provides deserving youth the opportunity to
develop life skills and values through golf.

In order to serve its mission the NCGA Foundation:

  • Increases the accessibility and affordability of golf through
    Youth on Course

  • Introduces underserved kids to golf through free clinics

  • Awards grants to programs teaching life skills and values to deserving
    youth through the game of golf

  • Supports personal development and introductory career opportunities
    for adolescent golfers within the golf industry.

                                                                             Mission Statement:
                                                                             Provide deserving
                                                                             youth the opportunity
                                                                             to develop life skills and
                                                                             values through golf

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Youth on Course

                                                                              Youth on Course
                                                                              Online Curriculum

                                                                              The goal of the NCGA Foundation’s
                                                                              Youth on Course Online Curriculum
                                                                              is to teach all juniors the rules,
                                                                              etiquette and life skills curriculum
                                                                              necessary to be an honorable golfer
                                                                              and outstanding member of society.
                                                                              By reading the online pages and
                                                                              completing the corresponding
                                                                              quizzes, they will become eligible
                                                                              for the Foundation’s Youth on
                                                                              Course (YOC) program. Answers
The NCGA Foundation’s award-            Youth on Course offers participants
                                                                              are reviewed by the NCGA
winning Youth on Course (YOC)           (Tom’s Kids) $2 NCGA memberships.
                                                                              Foundation before participants
initiative offers children across       Membership cards will be given
                                                                              receive the privileges associated
Northern California the opportunity     to all participating youth and will
                                                                              with Youth on Course.
to play some of the area’s best         have a purple sticker on the back
courses for $5 or less while kids       saying “Youth on Course/Tom’s
                                                                              Youth on Course members
put to use the life skills and values   Kids.” Students presenting their
                                                                              receive all the benefits of NCGA
training they learned in their          card and sticker to participating
                                                                              membership in addition to
Youth on Course certified program.      golf courses at specific times will
                                                                              having access to approximately
Youth on Course members also            be granted a discounted Youth on
                                                                              100 golf courses throughout
receive $15 off entry fees for NCGA     Course rate.
                                                                              Northern California for the average
Junior Tour events. The program
                                                                              price of only $2.
has grown to more than 100              At the end of 2008, more than
participating golf courses and          11,000 deserving youth had the
                                                                              Although the NCGA Foundation
was originally made possible by         opportunity to play golf for an
                                                                              is excited to bring every junior in
a generous gift to the NCGA             average of $2 and hit a bucket
                                                                              Northern California the opportunity
Foundation from an anonymous            of range balls for $1. More than
                                                                              to join Youth on Course through this
donor in the San Francisco Bay Area.    100 courses throughout the
                                                                              curriculum, it still feels the best way
                                        region participate and as the
                                                                              to learn life skills and values through
                                        economic recession continues,
                                                                              the game of golf is through The First
                                        your support of $10 or $20 will
                                                                              Tee. If there is not a First Tee program
                                        greatly assist deserving youth.
                                                                              in your city, there may be other Youth
                                        NCGA Foundation honorary board
                                                                              on Course certified programs in
                                        member and comedian George
                                                                              your area. These programs provide
                                        Lopez has become a Youth on
                                                                              multiple opportunities for juniors to
                                        Course supporter and we hope
                                                                              learn from experienced golf and life
                                        you will too.
                                                                              skills coaches, something that cannot
                                                                              be provided in an online environment.
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                                  Redding                   Youth on
                                                            •	Participating	Courses

                                                            • Certified	Programs

                                                            • Grant	Recipients


           San Francisco Oakland



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In 2008 the NCGA Foundation
awarded more than $235,000 in
grants to 19 youth organizations
throughout Northern California
at its annual grants meeting,
representing a 70% increase
from 2007.

Youth organizations used the
distributed funds for items such
as PGA instruction, golf course
and range access, transportation
and volunteer training. All funded
programs must demonstrate a focus
on life skills and values education
for full consideration. Over the last
10 years, the NCGA Foundation
has distributed more than $1 million
in grants to more than 50 youth
organizations such as First Tee
programs and elementary schools.

                                        The NCGA Foundation is critical to the success of our organization,
                                        especially at a time such as now when the Sacramento market is
                                        under such great economic strain. Simply put, they are awesome.
                                        terry privott, executive director of the first tee of greater sacramento

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Donor Clinics

NCGA Foundation Donor Clinics          Donor Involvement                      The Foundation would like these
provide donors an opportunity          Donors do not have to participate in   clinics to serve as an opportunity
to make a real connection with         a hands-on manner but he/she will      for donors and professionals to
deserving youth in their local         have the opportunity to:               become a mentor for a day.
community. Each clinic is limited      • Lead the group in icebreaking
to around 10 participants and            activities and wrap-up session       By becoming a mentor, each donor/
features an impressive instructor to   • Form relationships with              professional will:
participant ratio of 1:2. At the end     individual participants              • Help unlock the full potential in
of the three-hour clinic, the donor    • Speak to the group and impart          each junior participant
will leave knowing he/she has            his/her message                      • Increase the self-esteem of all
made a difference in the lives of                                               participants
all participants.                      Clinic Schedule                        • Pique each junior’s interest in the
                                       • Icebreaker/get-to-know-you             game of golf
                                         activities                           • Provide each junior with the
                                       • Instruction to include: putting,       skills and knowledge necessary to
                                         short game and full swing; mental      become accomplished golfers
                                         game; college advice/planning for      and productive citizens.
                                         the future
                                       • Breakdown and wrap-up                Participants will also leave the clinic
                                                                              with a few messages and ideas that
                                       Venues                                 should improve their everyday lives
                                       Clinics are available in the           both at school and at home. In the
                                       following regions:                     end we hope that participants will
                                       • Monterey Peninsula                   express a desire to participate in
                                       • South Bay                            additional clinics to continue
                                       • San Francisco                        developing golf skills while also
                                       • Sacramento                           honing important character traits
                                       • Fresno                               inherent in the game.
                                       • Modesto

                                       • PGA Instructors ($100/hour x 3
                                         hours x 5 instructors = $1,500)
                                       • Range balls and venue fee ($250)
                                       • 10 wedges ($750)
                                       • Donation to Morton Fund for
                                         Youth on Course, 25 rounds per
                                         participant ($500)
                                         Total: $3,000

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                                      Paul Porter
                                      Memorial Scholarship                     New and Future
                                      The Paul Porter Memorial
                                      Scholarship was established to           While continuing to award
                                      honor the memory of former               grants and provide reduced-
                                      NCGA and Poppy Holding CEO               cost access through Youth
                                      Paul Porter. The scholarship             on Course, the NCGA
                                      provides $5,000 in financial             Foundation will keep on eye
                                      assistance to a deserving youth          on the future to ensure it
                                      who will attend a four-year college      reaches as many deserving
                                      or university. The award is both         youth as possible. Last year
                                      merit-based and need-based.              marked the first year in
                                                                               which the Foundation
                                      Each applicant must be a high            awarded college scholarships
                                      school senior enrolled as a full-time    to high school seniors who
                                      student in an accredited Northern        consistently embody the
                                      California (NCGA boundaries) high        values inherent in golf.
                                      school. Each applicant must have         In the years to come, the
                                      a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan            Foundation will expand its
                                      on attending a four-year college or      scholarship program to
                                      university during the fall of the same   provide more continuing
                                      year the scholarship is awarded.         education opportunities for
                                      An interest in golf is encouraged        deserving youth.
                                      but not mandatory.

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    NCGA FouNdAtioN

    Program Funding

    Almost all administrative expenses                                       Founded in 1989, the Northern                                                  Strict auditing and accounting
    of the Foundation are paid by the                                        California Golf Association                                                    guidelines have been a staple of
    NCGA, ensuring nearly 90% of all                                         Foundation, Inc is a non-profit IRS                                            the Foundation for years and it
    donated funds are dedicated to                                           501(c) (3) charitable organization.                                            will continue to keep a watchful eye
    local youth. In the coming years,                                        The NCGA Foundation operates                                                   to ensure donated funds are truly
    the Foundation will continue to                                          under its own volunteer Board                                                  helping improve the lives of youth
    commit itself to further increasing                                      of Directors separate from the                                                 at junior programs, schools and
    the endowment. It will also ensure                                       Northern California Golf                                                       other organizations.
    that the Morton Fund continues                                           Association, yet maintains strong
    to grow and that Youth on Course                                         links to assure continuity of
    enjoys incredible success for years                                      purpose and performance.
    to come.

    NCGA Foundation Program Spending                                                                                    Clinics, Equipment, Misc.

    2003-2009                                                                                                           Grants
                                                                                                                        Youth on Course

















                      2003                    2004                      2005                  2006                        2007                             2008                             2009
                    Total $46,000           Total $30,000             Total $73,000       Total $129,000            Total $266,000                     Total $635,000                  Total $850,000

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In order to support youth programs and initiatives,
the NCGA Foundation raises funds in the following ways:

  • Individual giving (including online)

  • Planned giving and bequests

  • Events

  • Corporate donations

  • NCGA member clubs (club enrollment)

  • Strategic partnerships

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NCGA Foundation Pro-Am                  appearance from NBC golf analyst          the British Open has ever seen.
                                        Roger Maltbie.                            The Stanford alumnus best known
The NCGA Foundation Pro-Am,                                                       for his phenomenal chip-in on the
held annually at Spyglass Hill GC,
                                        Sandy’s Circle                            71st hole en route to victory at the
is a great opportunity to give to the                                             1982 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
youth of Northern California. It also   Sandy’s Circle provides an
presents an opportunity for all         opportunity for participants to           Another extraordinary Stanford
golfers to support the numerous                               play golf and       graduate, Tatum played on
junior programs throughout                                    listen to stories   the back-to-back National
Northern California that teach life                           with two of         Championship teams and was
skills and values through the game                            the game’s          the NCAA Individual Champion in
of golf. Proceeds from the event                              biggest             1942. The Stanford Hall of Famer

                                              y’s circ former USGA
help provide the resources for grant                          names—              has a storied career including
funding and Youth on Course.                                                      various design and golf course
                                        President Sandy Tatum and Hall            development projects in Northern
                                        of Fame member Tom Watson.                California.
                                        Watson and Tatum are no strangers
Foundation Invitational
                                        to success on the links. From the         Sandy’s Circle has raised more than
The Comcast/NCGA Foundation             mid ‘70s through the early ‘80s,          $300,000 for the NCGA Foundation
Invitational	is	held annually.          Watson was the gold standard of           and its Youth on Course program.
The event has featured a guest          golf and arguably the best champion

                                                  Tom Watson gives tips to
                                                  Sandy’s Circle participants.

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Club Enrollment

                                                                                Founding Clubs
                                                                                Almaden Country Club
                                                                                Ancil Hoffman Golf Club
                                                                                Blackhawk Country Club
                                                                                Brookside Country Club
                                                                                Castlewood Country Club
                                                                                Claremont Country Club
                                                                                Corral de Tierra Country Club
                                                                                Cypress Point Club
                                                                                Del Paso Country Club
                                                                                Diablo Country Club
                                                                                Fort Washington Golf & Country Club
                                                                                Harding Park Golf Club
                                                                                Lake Merced Golf Club
                                                                                Merced Golf & Country Club
                                                                                Mira Vista Golf & Country Club
                                                                                NCGA eClubs
                                                                                Northridge Country Club
                                                                                Olympic Club
The NCGA Foundation is asking         EZ Donate allows a club to enroll         Orinda Country Club
clubs across Northern California      all of its members in the NCGA            Pasatiempo Golf Club
to become leaders of its Club         Foundation Club Enrollment                Rancho Murieta Country Club
Enrollment program. Club              Program through the clubs regular         Ridge Runners
Enrollment helps unlock the           billing process. The $20 annual           Round Hill Country Club
potential in kid’s lives via the      donation is placed on each member’s       Salinas Golf & Country Club
game of golf while also enhancing     bill, with an opt-out option available.   San Jose Country Club
local communities.                    The NCGA can customize this               Sequoyah Country Club
                                      program to accommodate the                SGANC
The Club Enrollment Program raises    needs of individual clubs.                Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club
money to support golf programs for                                              WGANC
deserving youth. These programs       As the first founding club of the
strive to help youth learn values     NCGA Foundation Club Enrollment
through the game of golf such as      Program and original club of the
honesty, respect, integrity, hard     NCGA, San Jose Country Club has
work, following the rules and fair    enrolled 96% of its members in the
competition.                          program raising more than $10,000

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Planned Giving

Planned Giving means making             Some lifetime gifts also provide:
deliberate decisions in advance         • An increase in your rate of income
about the eventual distribution of        and effective rate of return
your estate assets. It enables you to   • A current income tax deduction
assure your assets are distributed      • Avoidance of long-term capital
in the manner and for the purposes        gains tax
which you intend. In addition,
planned giving relieves the burden      Cash isn’t the only gift you can give.
from your loved ones of speculating     Listed below are just a few of the
about what your intentions might        ways in which you can participate
have been when they are grieving.       in the NCGA Foundation’s planned
                                        giving program.
A planned gift is a tax-exempt          • Bequests
donation of any amount given for        • Real Estate & Life Insurance
any purpose: operations, capital        • Charitable Trusts
expansion or endowment, whether         • Stock
current or deferred. It is carefully
considered in light of estate and
financial plans and completed with
the assistance of professional staff
and the donor’s advisors.

Planned gifts help donors in leaving
their mark on the world, impacting
future generations while still
maintaining personal freedom and
economic security. A planned gift to
the NCGA Foundation is a mutual
exchange of value. With growing
support, the NCGA Foundation will
uphold its goal of enhancing kids’
lives, shaping the future of society
and supporting the game of golf.

The best gift plans also make a
difference in your life through:
• A personal sense of fulfillment
  by helping youth learn valuable
  life skills
• Creating a living legacy
• Reduction in estate and gift taxes

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G.I.F.T. Program

Giving Is Fore Tomorrow               Your regular contribution through
                                      G.I.F.T. will help support Youth on
The G.I.F.T. Program was              Course. In making this donation
established as a way to increase      you will provide deserving youth
the number of regular donors          the opportunity to build confidence
to the NCGA Foundation.               and self-esteem through affordable
Contributors make a pledge of         access to golf. Participants also
as little as $10 per month to the     learn invaluable life skills and
NCGA Foundation and the               core values such as honesty,
Foundation stores the credit/debit    perseverance and responsibility
card number to be charged monthly/    while playing golf for an average
quarterly. This efficient way of      of just $2. More than 100 courses
giving provides substantial annual    participate throughout Northern
support and donors receive a tax      California. The NCGA Foundation,
receipt at the end of the year.       and the 11,000-plus Youth on
Nearly 90% of all funds raised go     Course participants thank you
directly to youth programs.           for your support.

Small items of thanks are given to
donors at specified levels which
allows them to proudly promote the
NCGA Foundation.

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Corporate Contributions

                                      A contribution of:
                                      • $500 – Supports 125 buckets of
                                        balls for deserving youth through
                                        Youth on Course

                                      • $1,000 – Supports 125 buckets
                                        of balls and 65 rounds through
                                        Youth on Course

                                      • $5,000 – Supports two
                                        development clinics for youth
                                        that have never been exposed to
                                        the game

                                      • $10,000 – Supports two
                                        development clinics for youth
                                        as well as support for Youth on

                                      • $25,000 – Supports three
                                        development clinics, Youth on
                                        Course support and a one-time
                                        youth development grant to an
                                        outside organization

                                      • $50,000 – All of the above as well
                                        as a generous gift to the NCGA
                                        Foundation endowment to ensure
                                        Foundation programs continue
                                        well into the future

                                      • $100,000 – All of the above as
                                        well as support of new NCGA
                                        Foundation programs

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In an effort to increase the
affordability and availability of
golf and expand educational and
instructional opportunities for
youth, the NCGA Foundation is
selling commemorative bricks to
be inscribed with your message
in the Poppy Hills and NCGA
entryways. NCGA bricks start
at $250 while Poppy Hills’ bricks
start at $500 due to higher traffic
and lower volume. Please feel free
to stop by the NCGA offices and
view your permanent place in
golf history.

For your tax records: The non
tax-deductible portion of your
donation is $25 per brick. The
NCGA Foundation is an IRS
authorized 501 (c) (3) Tax- Exempt
Foundation (ID # 94-3108575).

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Your generous support of the NCGA Foundation will provide deserving youth
       the opportunity to develop life skills and values through golf.

                            Adam Heieck
                          Executive Director