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, Connecticut Association of Nonprofits. 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!
Achilles International Connecticut Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
American Red Cross
American School for the Deaf
Bakerville Library Association, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW CT
Billings Forge Community Works
Birdies for the Brave, PGA Tour Charities, Inc.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford
Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Connecticut
Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut
Braveminds aka Peace of Mind Brain Injury Services
Bridgeport Field of Dreams Foundation
Business Industry Foundation of Middlesex County
Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation
Capital City Education Alliance, Inc.
Capital Workforce Partners
Channel 3 Kids Camp
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford
Center for Children’s Advocacy
Cherish the Children Foundation
Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut
Children’s Law Center of Connecticut
Christian Community Action
Chrysalis Center, Inc.
Coastline Show Chorus
Colburn-Keenan Foundation, Inc.
Columbus House, Inc.
Community Child Guidance Clinic, Inc.
Community Partners in Action
Community Renewal Team, Inc.
Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education
Connecticut Children’s Alliance
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery
Connecticut Council for Education Reform
Connecticut Family Support Network, Inc.
Connecticut Food Bank
Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach
Connecticut Humane Society
Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc.
Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation
Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
Covenant Shelter of New London
Covenant To Care for Children
Covenant Village of Cromwell Benevolent Care Fund
Creative Living Community of CT
CSGA Scholarship Fund
CT Association of REALTORS® Foundation, Inc.
CT Against Gun Violence
CT Breast Health Initiative, Inc.
CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School
CT Police Foundation
CT Section PGA Golf Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Disabled American Veterans Dept of Connecticut
East Berlin United Methodist Church
Easter Seals Goodwill Industries
Family Intervention Center
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc.
First Night Hartford
Fur-Gotten Tails Animal Rescue
GIL Foundation, Inc.
Golf Fights Cancer
Groton Animal Foundation
Harmony on the Sound Chorus
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity
Hartford Artisans Weaving Center
Hartford Youth Scholars
Hartford’s Camp Courant
Hope After Loss, Inc.
Hospital for Special Care
House of Bread
Housing Education Resource Center (HERC)
IEA: A School Built on Love
Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation
J-Art at the Springfield JCC
Journey Found, Inc.
Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc.
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, Inc.
Justice Resource Institute
Kevin Pollock Memorial Scholarship
Key Human Services, Inc.
Keystone House, Inc.
Kinsella Arts Incorporated
Kuhn Employment Opportunities
Ledyard C.H.A.I.N. Inc.
Lions Low Vision 23B
Lions Low Vision Center of Eastern Connecticut
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford
Little Sisters of the Poor
M.J. Petretto Foundation
Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Mandell Jewish Community Center
MARC Community Resources
Marine Corps Scholarship CT Golf Tournament
Max Cares Foundation
Medical Aid to Haiti
Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement
Montessori School of Greater Hartford
National Federation of the Blind
National Kidney Foundation Serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts
National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter
Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury
New Foundations, Inc.
New Reach, Inc.
New Seasons, Inc.
Pathways to Technology and Design
Pets on Wheels of Connecticut
Prudence Crandall Center
Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, Inc.
Residential Management Services
Ron Foley Foundation
Ryan Woods Autism Foundation
Saint Brigid School – West Hartford
Saint Francis Foundation
Saint Mary School
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation
Seabird Enterprises, Inc.
Senior Resources – Agency on Aging
Services for the Elderly of Farmington
Sound of New England Chorus
South Windsor Car Safety Seat Program
Special Olympics Connecticut
St. Luke’s Community Services – The Community Follows the Patriot
Stonington Community Center, Inc.
Survivors of Homicide, Inc.
Tait’s Every Animal Matters – TEAM Mobile Feline Unit
The ALS Association CT Chapter
The Arc of Southington
The Caring Community of CT
The Connecticut Orthopedic Foundation, Inc.
The First Tee of Connecticut
The Glenn Hansen Orchestra, Inc.
The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp
The Legacy Foundation of Hartford
The Mark Twain House & Museum
The Michael Bolton Charities
The Miracle League of CT
The New Children’s Museum
The Open Hearth Association
The Recovery Club, Inc.
The Rob Branham Foundation
The Susie Foundation
The Village for Families & Children
Therapeutic Research Foundation, Inc.
Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG)
Tunxis Community College Foundation
U.S. Pain Foundation
Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Hartford
United Way of Central & North Eastern CT
Vernon Community Arts Center dba Arts Center East
Voices of Hope, subset of JFACT Fund, Inc.
Wallingford Family YMCA
Warm the Children – Kiwanis Foundation of Middletown Program
Welcome To My World Autism
Women’s Center of Greater Danbury
World Wide Lighthouse Missions, Inc.
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital
YMCA of Greater Hartford
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.