As we approach the month of July, I want to report that we have received $3,775 in donations to the McDonough Foundation Scholarship Fund from fifty-seven contributors through membership applications this year. All of these funds are being applied to endow the Eastman Named Scholarship, bringing the total to $18,086. Thanks to those who have contributed!!
We also identified a hole in our on-line membership application, because there is no line to make a donation to McDonough. So, while we take steps to fill that hole, I would kindly request that anyone who has submitted their membership application on-line, please consider making a donation to the McDonough Scholarship Foundation. We are only $2,000 short of fully endowing this scholarship, which will be awarded annually to one of our Eastman Golf Links employees. Donations can be made by check, payable to THE McDONOUGH SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, or on-line by logging into the McDonough website, mcdonoughgolf.com, and following the instructions on the DONATE menu tab. Please help get our total over the $20,000 threshold.
This year, the Foundation Board approved an award program to acknowledge the achievements of our scholars who have completed degrees. Each graduate received a logoed YETI tumbler and a framed certificate. EGL had one of its scholars graduate this May. Naomi Nelson, who has worked for four years on the Maintenance Crew, completed her degree in English Literature with minors in Writing and Journalism. She is presently working with Billy’s crew for the next couple of weeks, before heading to Connecticut where she will be teaching at a Charter School in an underprivileged community. If you see her on the golf course over the next few weeks, be sure to congratulate her.