Illinois PGA Foundation Mission
About the Illinois PGA Foundation
The Illinois PGA Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization that serves as the charitable arm of the Illinois PGA Section, one of the forty-one geographical regions that comprise the PGA of America. Established in 1991 and celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021, the foundation focuses its community efforts on promoting the goodwill and growth of the game with an emphasis on activities that benefit youth.
The Illinois PGA Foundation actively partners and supports the following organizations and charities:
- Illinois Junior Golf Association
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana
- Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
- JDRF Illinois Chapter
The Foundation manages several programs including: Birdies for Charity, PGA HOPE, PGA Junior League, Drive, Chip and Putt, GolfWorks Illinois, Illinois Golf Hall of Fame, Ryne Sandberg / Illinois PGA Foundation Pro-Am, Meyer-Brown-Miller Invitational and the Support Youth Golf License Plate program.