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!


Fore Our Future is the most impactful way that you can make a gift to First Tee.  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.

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Make a gift

Your gift will provide essential resources such as scholarships, coach training and program access to offer quality golf and character education programs to young people across our community.  Make a gift in honor or memory of someone special.  Donate today and let us know what inspired your gift.

Make a gift!

Giving questions?  Contact Ben Grandy  |  (803) 920-1161

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

Leave a Legacy

Charitable gift planning and gifts in honor of loved ones ensure First Tee – Greater Charleston 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 – Greater Charleston will accept a charitable bequest in a will or testamentary trust.

Beneficiary Designations

First Tee – Greater Charleston will accept a beneficiary designation or irrevocable trust, life insurance policy, 401k, or other retirement plans.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

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

Charitable Lead Trusts

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

In Honor & Memorial Donations

First Tee – Greater Charleston will accept donations in honor and in memory of an individual. We will send an acknowledgment letter to the individual or family with the donor’s name and mailing address.

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