Philadelphia Club Foundation
Philadelphia Club Foundation (PCF) was created in 2003. PCF was the collaboration of several club managers, most notably Jeff McFadden, Alan Gamble and Chet Gratkowski. The purpose of the foundation was to enhance educational opportunities for managers and students pursuing a degree in Club Management, as well as contribute to the community through
Special thank you to everyone who turned out for this year's Club Managers' Golf Classic at Stonewall Links on July 9, 2019. As you can tell in the picture above, we had our largest turnout of golfers yet for our annual charity event benefiting the local chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation. This picture just shows the Old Course players getting their instructions, as the North Course actually had even more foursomes for the day.
Each and every year, our private clubs in our region and across the country support thousands of local charity events benefiting a wide variety of worthy local and national causes that make a difference in so many lives and local communities. Our private club industry is a key partner to so many worthy causes with our services being an integral part of our local economies and the charities they support.
The foundation began with some seed money, graciously donated by The Union League of Philadelphia, and grew quickly from humble beginnings. At first, PCF committed to granting the Daniel Layman, CCM Scholarship (awarded to a student from Widener University) as well as tuition for BMI I, II or III and the CCM review course for managers pursuing their CCM designation. PCF has achieved its original funding goal of $500,000, enabling the foundation to grant three student scholarships, tuition for all required BMI courses, BMI Food and Beverage and BMI Golf. PCF also covers expenses for monthly education sessions hosted by PVCMA.
PCF continues to evolve and grow its funding and remains committed to the pursuit of its two core missions:
* to support education dedicated to the private club industry and
* to donate to local charities.
PVCMA members are encouraged to get involved in continuing to develop this program and to take advantage of the opportunities the scholarships present. Members of the community at large, including vendor affiliates - like our Platinum Partner Breakthru Beverages in the picture to the left - and other club professionals, are also welcome to become involved in this meaningful effort.