The Platt Caddie Scholarship Endowment Program has been initiated to further secure the future stability of the Scholarship. Endowed scholarships are permanently restricted funds that are invested to ensure the existence of the scholarship in perpetuity. Our endowment program offers the donor the ability to tailor the gift and the resulting named award to suit personal philanthropic goals. It is a minimum $50,000 level of giving.
A unique quality of the Platt Endowment Program is that it permanently links the donor, honoree or sponsoring organization with golf, J. Wood Platt, youth and education. Every year the Scholarship is thrilled to communicate with the donors and/or honorees to inform them about the student(s) who receive the Scholarship and what makes him or her a worthy recipient. The Scholarship often hears of the satisfaction donors feel knowing they made a difference in a young studentâ€™s life. The award recipients often send letters of gratitude to the benefactors letting those individuals know how important their support has been.
There are currently seventeen fully-funded endowments. The recipients of these endowments are recognized at the annual brunch every December. The 2017-18 Endowed Platt Scholars, are pictured above. The 2018-19 recipients are:
BMW Endowed Scholarship
William Morris, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Penn State University
Given to a recipient of the Platt Evans Scholarship
Michael Brown Endowed Scholarship
Alexander Mellon, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Temple University
Given to a caddie who attends Temple University
Charles & Barbara Close Endowed Scholarship
Edward Wiernicki, Cedarbrook Country Club, Penn State University
Given to a caddie who works at Cedarbook Country Club.
James Coleman Endowed Scholarship
Charles Sheehan, Rolling Green Golf Club, University of Notre Dame
Given to a caddie who works at Rolling Green Golf Club.
Frank & Margery Cooper Endowed Scholarship
John Goryl, Merion Golf Club, American University
Given to a caddie who works at either Merion Golf Club or Stonewall.
Tom Fazio Endowed Scholarship
Logan Rosa, Lancaster Country Club, Penn State University
Established by the membership at Pine Valley Golf Club in honor of one of golfâ€™s leading architects and a Philadelphia-area native, it is given to a caddie who shows a financial need and wishes to enter the golf business full-time after college.
GAP Presidents Endowed Scholarship
Daniel Spencer, Pine Valley Golf Club, Finlandia University
Given to the senior Platt Scholar with the highest cumulative grade point average.
Arthur J. Kania Endowed Scholarship
Eric Madison, Saucon Valley Country Club, University of Scranton
Given to a caddie who attends Villanova University or the University of Scranton.
Brian P. Kelly Endowed Scholarship
Alex Oâ€™Connor, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Cabrini University
Given to a caddie who works at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club
Bill & Judi Leonard Endowed Scholarship
Not awarded in 2018-19
Given to a caddie who works at Stonewall.
Sam & Dena Lombardo/The Benecon Group Endowed Scholarship
Lucas Schall, Bent Creek Country Club, Temple University
Given to a caddie who works at Bent Creek Country Club, Lancaster Country club, or Stonewall.
Osborne Rohrbaugh Family Endowed Scholarship
Parker Bria, Huntingdon Valley Country Club, Penn State University
Given to a caddie majoring in Engineering and/or from Huntingdon Valley Country Club
Donald R. Phillips Endowed Scholarship
Lauren Hess, Lehigh Country Club, Penn State University
Given to a caddie who works at Lancaster Country Club or Lehigh Country Club
John E. Poole Endowed Scholarship
Michael Ellis, Chester Valley Golf Club, Wilkes University
Given to a caddie who works at Chester Valley Golf Club
Leon Prince Endowed Scholarship
K. Morgan Rush, St. Davids Golf Club, Eastern University
Given to a high performing Business major
Patrick F. Ryan Endowed Scholarship
Geoffrey Rice, Waynesborough Country Club, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Given to a caddie who works at Gulph Mills Golf Club or Waynesborough Country Club
Edward Slevin Endowed Scholarship
Not awarded to 2018-19
Given to a caddie who attends the University of St. Andrews
William T. Walsh Endowed Scholarship
James Mundy, Philadelphia Country Club, Temple University
Given to a caddie who works at Philadelphia Country Club
Jonathan Pierpont Warner Endowed Scholarship
Jathan Jones, Merion Golf Club, Cheyney University
Given to a caddie who works at Aronimink Golf Club, Merion Golf Club, or Saucon Valley Country Club.
In addition, four newly formed endowments are scheduled to have their first recipient in 2019-20:
The Boyce Family Endowed Scholarship, which will be presented to a caddie who works at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club
The Jimmy Dunne Endowed Scholarship, which will be presented to a caddie who attends the University of Notre Dame
The Jerry Moskowitz Endowed Scholarship, which will be presented to a caddie who attends either St. Josephâ€™s University, the University of Pennsylvania, or Villanova University
The Chuck Will Endowed Scholarship, which will be presented to a caddie who attends Rutgers University