NEW YORK, NY — More than 100 golfers and supporters teed it up on the Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club, in Springfield, New Jersey, this week to raise more than $275,000 that will help Children’s Aid ensure nearly 50,000 children, youth, and families have the tools they need to reach their full potential.
“We feel extremely fortunate to have so many golfers return to support Children’s Aid every year, especially our long-time sponsors and partners at Accenture, plus new friends who care so much about young people and their futures,” said Phoebe C. Boyer, president and CEO. “This event is especially important for the teens in our programs, who benefit from college scholarships made possible by our golfers.”
In total, $50,000 was raised specifically for college scholarships.
Mark Allen, of Accenture, and Chris Brady, from HUB International, emceed the event. Aston Martin sponsored the Hole-in-One contest. Bruce Beck, the award-winning sportscaster for WNBC-TV, ran the live auction and direct pledge.
“Since 2000, this event has brought in more than $4 million,” said Iris Abrons, chair of the Children’s Aid Board of Trustees. “Putting that in perspective, this tournament has supported countless families through the programs that we know keep kids healthy, intellectually challenged, and ready to succeed, in the classroom and in life.”
Denny Peña is one such person. The Bronx native graduated from Ithaca College in 2017 and now works for Project Destined as an acquisition analyst, part of a real estate-based business trainee program. “This never would have been possible without the help and guidance of Children’s Aid,” said Peña. “The opportunities I found there helped me grow as an individual and become passionate about learning.”
For more than 165 years, Children’s Aid has been committed to ensuring that there are no boundaries to the aspirations of young people, no limits to their potential. We know what it takes to ensure children and youth grow up strong and healthy, and ready to thrive in school and life: excellent education and health care, social-emotional support, and strong stable families. Today, we serve nearly 50,000 children, youth, and their families at more than 40 sites in four under-resourced neighborhoods in New York City. For additional information, contact Anthony Ramos at (212) 949-4938 or anthonyr@ChildrensAidNYC.org.