Thank you for your interest in supporting First Tee

Making a gift to First Tee – Greater Charleston means giving young people an opportunity to learn through structured educational programs that build character and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.  Thank you for your help in Building Game Changers!

There are two special initiatives where your financial gift will have a tremendous impact.


BUILDING FUTURES FUND

The Building Futures Fund was launched in January 2021 to impact Five Key Program Pillars of the organization.  Each Program Pillar is a critical component to helping kids get involved and stay involved in programs.  Please find the information below to learn more about these Program Pillars and how you or your company can get involved today.

How Can I Become a Partner?

We would love to share more with you about Building Futures!  Contact Ben Grandy, (803) 920-1161 to learn more or make your gift today.

Make A Gift


FORE OUR FUTURE

Fore Our Future is a group of visionaries, called Ambassadors, who play a critical role in the growth of the First Tee with the next generation in mind.  The Fore Our Future fund provides a sustainable resource that gives the organization an opportunity to look past today, and dream big for tomorrow.  Your support helps launch and grow exciting scholarship, access, and program opportunities, inspiring our young people today for a brighter future tomorrow!

How Can I Join?

You can join by making a monthly or annual pledge starting at $10 per month.  Ambassadors receive a special Ambassador-only gift of their choice, invitations to appreciation events, and an annual report.

Join Today


Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts include honorarium gifts made in honor of a living person or memorial gifts made in memory of a friend or family member who is deceased.  Our team would be happy to work with you to set these up to communicate with other friends and family members to join with you.  We will track gifts that come in to notify the honoree or a particular person (friend or family member), of your thoughtfulness and support.  Questions?  Contact Charlie Wiser  | (843) 580-8193

Make A Gift


Corporate Matching

Many companies have a matching gift program.  All you have to do is ask!  Here’s how you can double or triple your impact in our community.

  • Donate:  Make a cash, check, or credit card donation to First Tee – Greater Charleston. Keep your gift receipt in case your workplace requires it. Most corporate matching programs give you up to one year to request their match on your donation.
  • Search:  Check with your HR department to ask if your company matches employee donations.
  • Match:  There are two ways to submit the matching request.
    • Download your company’s matching gift verification form using the provided link. Print it, fill it out, and mail it to us.
    • If your company provides a link to their intranet, use this to log in and submit your matching gift request to them. They’ll process this and send it to us.

Once we receive your form or online request, we’ll take care of the rest. Your company will send its matching donation directly to First Tee – Greater Charleston and support will help twice (or even three times) as many people.  If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Wiser  |  (843) 580-8193


Planned Giving

Think about the values that have been important in your life. Who instilled these values in you? Do you want to ensure those same values are passed along to others?

Charitable gift planning ensures that First Tee can continue to impact the next generation of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

The following guidelines are available to assist you and your attorney, accountant or financial planner.

Charitable Bequests

First Tee will accept a charitable bequest in a will or testamentary trust.

Beneficiary Designations

First Tee will accept a beneficiary designation or irrevocable trust, life insurance policy, 401k or other retirement plan.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Congress recently reinstated a law that allows you to make a tax-free gift from your IRA, known as the IRA charitable rollover. Individuals age 70 ½ and older can donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs tax-free.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

First Tee will accept designation as a remainder beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust. First Tee is not in a position to serve as Trustee.

Charitable Lead Trusts

First Tee will accept designation as an income beneficiary of charitable lead trusts. First Tee is not in a position to serve as Trustee.

Planned gifts – large and small – are a lasting way to help our young people. For sample language, more information or to notify First Tee of a planned gift, please contact:  Ben Grandy   |  (803) 920-1161


Charleston Junior Golf Foundation DBA First Tee – Greater Charleston is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization under IRC 501(c)(3) and all contributions are tax deductible. EIN 20-3959266