The J. Wood Platt (JWP) Caddie Scholarship Trust was created in 1958 by the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP). The Scholarship’s mission, which has remained constant since its inception, is to financially aid deserving caddies in their pursuit of higher education. In the last 60 years, more than 3,500 young men and women have received $22 million in aid. In the 2018-19 academic year, 126 caddies are receiving more than $1 million. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000 per academic year for undergraduates and graduate students. The Scholarship is also helping to preserve one of the game’s most valued traditions, the caddie. By supporting caddies in their traditional educational pursuits, golfers are reminded of the important role the caddie has played in the game’s history. In turn, this role is preserved for the game’s future.
The Director of Development is a newly created role within the JWP Caddie Scholarship Trust designed to establish a formalized development program. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Golf Association of Philadelphia and working closely with the Director of JWP Caddie Scholarship, the Director of Development will identify, cultivate, solicit, manage and steward prospects and donors through direct mail, phone calls, online giving strategies, social media, personal visits, general communications, volunteer management and giving societies in order to secure the funding needed to advance the mission of the Trust.
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five (5) years of fundraising experience with significant success in the stewardship and cultivation of major and planned gifts as well as corporate support. The candidate must be a visionary and possess strategic planning abilities to be applied toward developing the infrastructure of an innovative fundraising program and the leadership necessary to ensure its successful implementation. The successful candidate will have superior communication skills to express, orally and in writing, the mission, vision and goals for the Trust with clarity, passion, and persuasion. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends along with the ability to drive to GAP Clubs. Must have an appreciation for the mission of the Trust with a knowledge and passion for the game of golf and the golf caddie experience.
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About J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
The J. Wood Platt (JWP) Caddie Scholarship Trust was created in 1958 by the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP). The Scholarship’s mission, which has remained constant since its inception, is to financially aid deserving caddies in their pursuit of higher education.