BIRDIES FOR CHARITY
Mitsubishi Electric Classic week is always exciting. Not just for the tournament, but for what the tournament means for Metro Atlanta charities as well. Since 2013, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic has delivered $357,500 through its Birdies for Charity program. There is no more impactful way for you to help your favorite organizations.
501(c)(3) organizations in the Metro Atlanta area and surrounding communities are eligible to participate. Once qualified and enrolled, you have the freedom to solicit pledges and know that the heavy lifting of invoicing and administration will be handled by the Mitsubishi Electric Classic.
It is gratifying to know that 100% of every pledge collected goes directly to your specified charity. The Mitsubishi Electric Classic covers all administrative costs to make that possible. Plus, the tournament pledges to delivers a second check for up to 10% of each charity’s final total to make the deal even sweeter.
2023 PARTICIPATING CHARITIES
Annandale Village is the only non-profit residential community in the entire southeastern United States that serves adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries at all levels of care throughout an individual’s lifetime.
SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOLS OF GWINNETT
For more than 30 years SNS has served children and young adults with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities through a PreK-12 school and Young Adults Learning Life Skills (YALLS) day program.
Dedicated to finding a cure for Sarcoma, making wishes come true for children with cancer and granting scholarships for North Gwinnett High School students who have overcome unique adversities or hardships.
WOMEN'S CLUB OF SUGARLOAF C.C. CHARITIES
WCSCC Charities mobilizes the Sugarloaf community to support local charities whose purposes are to improve the financial, emotional and/or physical wellbeing of families and individuals living in Gwinnett County.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW THE DOES THE BIRDIES FOR CHARITY WORK?
The Birdies for Charity program provides metro Atlanta non-profit organizations with a unique and risk-free opportunity to raise additional funds to support their mission. Once approved, participating charities will ask for donations from supporters. Donors will simply fill out the pledge form and make a one-time flat donation to the Gwinnett Championship Foundation. The money is collected and 100% of the funds PLUS any potential matching funds earned will be donated to the select organization.
IS MY ORGANIZATION ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
To participate in the program, the following two criteria must be met:
– Have 501(c)(3) status as recognized by the IRS
– Be registered in metro Atlanta, Georgia
HOW CAN BIRDIES FOR CHARITY MAXIMIZE MY ORGANIZATIONS FUNDRAISING EFFORTS?
Birdies for Charity is not a separate initiative meant to add work to your annual fundraising efforts. Instead, it is a program designed to easily integrate into your already existing fundraising efforts. We encourage you to promote the Birdies for Charity to your current supporters so their dollars can go further with the matching program your organization is eligible for once you reach $1,000 in charitable contributions.
HOW DOES THE MATCHING PROGRAM WORK?
Organizations receive 100% of every pledge collected and the Gwinnett Championship Foundation covers all administrative costs to make that possible. Plus, the tournament takes its profits each year and delivers a second check of up to 10% of each charity’s final total to make the deal even sweeter. The match program will be determined based on the total pledges received during the program and the total matching funds available. There is no more impactful way for you to help your favorite organization(s).
WHAT IMPORTANT DATES DOES MY ORGANIZATION NEED TO BE AWARE OF?
Registration for the 2023 Birdies for Charity Program is now closed. We are currently accepting pledges / donations for the participating charities. Donate your pledge form today!
HOW DO I ENSURE DONATIONS MADE BY OUR DONORS ARE CREDITED TO MY ORGANIZATION?
When distributing the pledge forms to donors, please ensure they write your organizations name on the form where it states “CHARITY SELECTION”. The Mitsubishi Electric Classic cannot be responsible for the correct crediting of donations unless the forms are filled out correctly and in their entirety.
WHO DO WE CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PROGRAM OR PAPERWORK REQUIRED?
Please contact MacKenzie Tritt, Tournament Services Manager, with any questions regarding the program.
Office Direct: (706) 885-8291