Birdies for Charity
Great Reasons to Get Involved:
1. Earn a 15% bonus on every dollar raised!
2. No cost, no risk program
3. Turnkey program administration
In 2004, The Travelers Championship launched the Birdies for Charity program, adopting a national model that has seen great success in other markets. Today, the Birdies for Charity program continues to develop and thrive with the dedication of its presenting sponsor, CohnReznick and its endorsing sponsor, CT Community Nonprofit Alliance. With their continued support the Birdies for Charity program has become an easy and effective fundraising opportunity for every 501(c)(3) organization.
How Does Birdies for Charity Work?
Birdies for Charity is a pledge-based fundraiser, based upon the number of birdies made during the 2017 Travelers Championship, June 19-25, 2017. Similar to a walk-a-thon, donors pledge per birdie made. For example, if 1,500 birdies are made: 2 cents = $30; 10 cents = $150; $1.00 = $1500.
If You a Charity:
All registered 501(c)(3) organizations in the Northeast United States can participate once registered. You can solicit pledges and know that the heavy lifting of administration and invoicing will be taken care of by the Travelers Championship and CohnReznick.
If You are a Charity Donor:
It is gratifying to know that 100% of every pledge collected goes directly to your specified charity. All administrative costs and online fees are covered to make this possible. Plus, with the help of CohnReznick, the tournament is able to provide a Bonus Bucks pool. This gives every charity an additional 15% of every donation to make the deal even sweeter.
Participating is Easy!
- All registered 501(c)(3) organizations registered in the Northeast United States are eligible. There is not a limit on the number of organizations that can participate.
- Register with the Travelers Championship and we’ll provide the materials and information you need to get started. Click here to register.
- Solicit pledges – ask donors, sponsors, co-workers, friends, and family!
- Direct your donors to the tournament website, www.TravelersChampionship.com or to your personalized pledge website to make a donation.
- Submit all pledge forms to the Travelers Championship by Sunday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m.
- Following the Travelers Championship, the tournament and CohnReznick will total the birdies made, calculate your donations and invoice your donors.
- In the Fall of 2017, the Travelers Championship will give you a check for 100% of pledges received, plus an additional 15% from our Bonus Bucks pool. It’s that easy!
Alheizmer’s Association Connecticut Chapter
Allied Rehabilitation Centers Sports and Recreation Programs
American School for the Deaf
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Connecticut
Bogies for the Brave
Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Connecticut
Bridgeport Field of Dreams Foundation
Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation
Capital City Education Alliance, Inc.
Capital Workforce Partners
CATALES, Inc dba Cat Tales
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford
Center for Children’s Advocacy
Center for Latino Progress
Cherish the Children Foundation
Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut
Children’s Law Center
Christian Community Action
Chrysalis Center, Inc.
Colburn-Keenan Foundation, Inc.
Columbus House, Inc.
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery
Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach
Connecticut Humane Society
Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc.
Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
Covenant Prepartory School
Covenant to Care for Children
Creative Living Community of CT
CT Breast Health Initiative, Inc.
CT REALTORS ® Foundation
Family Intervention Center
Farm to Family
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
GIL Foundation, Inc.
Girls For Technology, Inc.
Girls Incorporated of Western Connecticut
Harmony on the Sound Chorus
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity
Hartford Artisans Weaving Center
Hartford Youth Scholars
Hartford’s Camp Courant
Hospital for Special Care
Housing Education Resource Center (HERC)
IEA: A School Built on Love
In A Heartbeat, Inc.
INROADS New England Region, Inc.
J-Art at the Springfield JCC
Journey Found, Inc.
Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc.
Justice Resource Institute
Keystone House, Inc.
Kids Of America’s Heroes
Kuhn Employment Opportunities
Legacy Foundation of Hartford
Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Association
Lions Low Vision 23B
Little Sisters of the Poor
Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
MARC Community Resources
Mark Twain House & Museum
Medical Aid to Haiti
Meriden Humane Society
M.J. Petretto Foundation
National Federation of the Blind
National Kidney Foundation Serving Connecticut and Western
National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter
New Foundations, Inc.
New Reach, Inc.
Perspectives Center for Care, Inc.
Phillip Samuel Davis Jr. Foundation
RMS Development, Inc.
Ron Foley Foundation
Seabird Enterprises, Inc.
Seabury Charitable Foundation
Senior Resources – Agency on Aging
Services for the Elderly of Farmington
Sound of New England Chorus
St. Brigid-St. Augustine School
St. Luke’s Community Services
Survivors of Homicide, Inc.
Tail To Paw Animal Support
The Arc of Southington
The Caring Community of CT
The Children’s Museum
The Connecticut Orthopedic Foundation, Inc.
The First Tee of Connecticut
The Glenn Hansen Orchestra, Inc.
The Legacy Foundation of Hartford
The Mark Twain House & Museum
The Open Hearth Association
The Susie Foundation, Inc.
The Umbrellas Club
Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG)
Tunxis Community College Foundation
Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club
Urban League of Greater Hartford, Inc.
Vernon Community Arts Center dba Arts Center East
Warm the Children – Kiwanis Foundation of Middletown Program
Welcome To My World Autism
World Wide Lighthouse Missions, Inc.
2016 – 1,841 birdies made
2015 – 1,829 birdies made
2014 – 1,828 birdies made
2013 – 1,620 birdies made
2012 – 1,885 birdies made
2011 – 1,839 birdies made
2010 – 1,834 birdies made
2009 – 1,888 birdies made
Birdies Bonus Bucks Program
CohnReznick is the proud presenting sponsor of the Birdies for Charity Bonus Bucks Program. CohnReznick has generously donated $50,000 to be distributed among participating nonprofits through a 15% matching program. This year, Ford has become a supporting sponsor of the Bonus Bucks program as well through their contribution of $15,000.
Each organization that raises money through the Birdies for Charity program will receive a minimum of 15% of the pledges collected as a bonus up to a maximum of $11,250 (which would equal 15% of $75,000 in donations collected).
2017 Collected Pledges: $2,000
2017 Cash Back Program: $300
Total Funds Received in 2015: $2,300.
Drive the Middle
The Travelers Championship will again be offering the Drive the Middle program to Birdies for Charity participating organizations. Similar to a “Long Drive” or “Closest to the Pin,” Drive the Middle can be held at any charity golf outing.
If your organization participates in Birdies for Charity, consider incorporating a Drive the Middle contest to add a competition that players will enjoy while benefitting your organization through Birdies for Charity.Learn More
On-Site Exposure at the Travelers Championship
The Top 4 pledge-collecting charities by June 7, 2017 will also receive one day of on-site exposure at the Travelers Championship, Wednesday, June 21 – Sunday, June 25!
In addition, the tournament will randomly draw a participating charity to receive a day of their choice (Wednesday – Sunday) The Birdies for Charity booth may be used as a means of gaining additional exposure for the charity, as well as for collecting additional pledges at a high traffic location onsite.
Fore more information about Birdies for Charity presented by CohnReznick, please contact Taylor Whiting at 860-502-6805 or via email at email@example.com.