2015 Golf Tournament fundraising event

Posted: Wednesday, April 29th 2015 at 10:24 AM

NAU’s SHRM held their 16th annual golf tournament fundraiser on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix.

The tournament was a success, with 34 teams participating. The tournament committee, made up of Professors Wally Rande, Darwin Mann, Galen Collins, and Jon Hales, worked with several of SHRM’s National Advisory Board members to gain sponsors who donated prizes or money to the cause.

“Also, what’s helped contribute the last couple of years to the success is the number of students that help during the planning phase and help with the logistics,” Rande said. “To me, if you’re doing a fundraiser event for students, you need to have students there.”

This year, NAU’s new National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) chapter was the main supplier of volunteers and the planning of the event. Around 30-40 students volunteered their time to sell raffle tickets, send out donor requests, check golfers in and more. (NAU NACE startup story HERE)

Amanda Tillman, NACE President, has worked at the tournament for the past three years doing mulligan sales.

“This year, I was not only in charge of Mulligan sales, but also overseeing the other operations of the golf tournament alongside Jacquie Rozon [NACE secretary] and Nicole Pesek [NACE vice president],” she said.

“My favorite part was seeing all our members’ involvement and hard work come together for one final event to help create scholarships,” Rozon said.

The funds raised go towards student scholarship pools as well as the NAU Foundation endowment. At the SHRM Scholarships and Honors Convocation on Friday, April 10, for the 2015–2016 academic year, there were 16 awards for a total of $16,000 from the SHRM Golf Tournament scholarship fund. 

“It's nice seeing everyone there to have a good time, ready to enjoy the beautiful weather and raise money for an amazing program,” Tillman said.

SHRM thanks all who participated in this fundraising event.

Golf Tournament event page HERE

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