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!

  1. 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.

  2. Register with the Travelers Championship and we’ll provide the materials and information you need to get started. Click here to register.

  3. Solicit pledges – ask donors, sponsors, co-workers, friends, and family!

  4. Direct your donors to the tournament website, or to your personalized pledge website to make a donation.

  5. Submit all pledge forms to the Travelers Championship by Sunday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m.

  6. Following the Travelers Championship, the tournament and CohnReznick will total the birdies made, calculate your donations and invoice your donors.

  7. 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!

Participating Charities

Abby’s Helping Hand

Access Community Action Agency


AIDS Connecticut

Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter

Allied Rehabilitation Centers Sports and Recreation Programs

American Liver Foundation

American Lung Association of the Northeast

American School for the Deaf

Ann’s Place

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Connecticut

ARC of Greater New Haven, Inc.

Bogies for the Brave

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury

Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Connecticut

Bridgeport Field of Dreams Foundation

Camp Ketcha Horsemanship

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.

Coalition For A better Wallingford

Colburn-Keenan Foundation, Inc.

Columbus House, Inc.

Community Dining Room

Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc.

Community Partners in Action

Community Renewal Team, Inc.

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery

Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach

Connecticut Humane Society

Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc.

Connecticut Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

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

Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti

Disabled American Veterans Dept of Connecticut

Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT

Endurance for Veterans

Family Intervention Center

Family Strides, Inc.

Farm to Family

Farmington Friends of Robotics

Fidelco Guide Dog FoundationFoodshare

Gardner’s House Inc

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

GIL Foundation, Inc.

Girls For Technology, Inc.

Girls Incorporated of Western Connecticut

Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition, Inc.

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut

Harc, Inc.

Harmony on the Sound Chorus

Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity

Hartford Artisans Weaving Center

Hartford Performs

Hartford Youth Scholars

Hartford’s Camp Courant

Healthy Eyes Alliance, Inc.

HELO, Inc.

Hop River Chamber Music, Inc.

Hospital for Special Care

Housing Education Resource Center (HERC)

IEA: A School Built on Love

In A Heartbeat, Inc.

Interval House

INROADS New England Region, Inc.

J-Art at the Springfield JCC

Journey Found, Inc.

Journey Home

Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc.

Justice Resource Institute

Kado Pet Foundation

Keystone House, Inc.

Kids Of America’s Heroes

Kuhn Employment Opportunities

Legacy Foundation of Hartford

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Association

Lions Low Vision 23B

Lions Low Vision Center of Eastern Connecticut

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford

Little Sisters of the Poor

Lustgarten Foundation


Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

MARC Community Resources

Mark Twain House & Museum

Marrakech, Inc.

Medical Aid to Haiti

Meriden Humane Society

M.J. Petretto Foundation

Montessori School of Greater Hartford

National Federation of the Blind

National Kidney Foundation Serving Connecticut and Western 

National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter

Nest Egg Foundation Inc

Newington Education Foundation, Inc.

New Foundations, Inc.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

New Reach, Inc.

Opportunity Works CT

Orchard House Medical Day Center

Pathways, Inc.

Perspectives Center for Care, Inc.

Phillip Samuel Davis Jr. Foundation

‘r kids, Inc.

RMS Development, Inc.

Ron Foley Foundation

Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church

Seabird Enterprises, Inc.

Seabury Charitable Foundation

Senior Resources – Agency on Aging

Services for the Elderly of Farmington

Sofia Sees Hope

Sound of New England Chorus

St. Brigid-St. Augustine School

St. Luke’s Community Services

St. Matthew School, Forestville

Survivors of Homicide, Inc.

Tail To Paw Animal Support

The Arc of Southington

The Bethany Leapley ASD Scholarship Fund

The Caring Community of CT

The Children’s Museum

The Connecticut Orthopedic Foundation, Inc.

The Diaper Bank

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

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Hartford, Inc.

Urban League of Greater Hartford, Inc.

Vernon Community Arts Center dba Arts Center East

Voices Against Lyme Disease CT

Warm the Children – Kiwanis Foundation of Middletown Program

Welcome To My World Autism

West Hartford Girls Soccer League

Women’s Christian Coalition

World Wide Lighthouse Missions, Inc.

Birdies History

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

Program Incentives:

Birdies Bonus Bucks Program

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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).

For Example:
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.

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










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