|Jack Pergolin (left), has been|
the driving force behind the
Matching Fund Program. (Right)
Isaac Bennett, the 2009 Francis
Poore Caddie of the Year.
The Matching Fund Program was created in 2001 to further aid our caddie recipients attending institutions of higher learning. It continues to grow in the 2011-12 academic year. Thirty-two schools have agreed to match up to a specific amount of a Platt Caddie Scholarship to assist students in meeting their financial need. Chestnut Hill College is the most recent school to join the Matching Fund Program.
As a result of the Program, 25 caddie-scholars were awarded an additional $35,000 from their academic institutions in the 2010-11 academic year. The following schools are grouped according to the amount they have agreed to match.
Matching Fund Agreements
|St. Joseph’s University||$3,500|
|Delaware Valley College||$1,500|
|Carnegie Mellon University||$1,000|
|Cedar Crest College||$1,000|
|Chestnut Hill College||$1,000|
|Pennsylvania State - Altoona||$1,000|
|Seton Hill College||$1,000|
|St. Vincent’s College||$1,000|
|University of the Sciences in Philadelphia||$1,000|
|University of Scranton||$1,000|
|Villanova University Law School||$750|
|Glenville State College||$500|
|Valley Forge Military Academy and College||$500|
| *Mercyhurst College will match $1,000 per semester. (tri-mesters)|
|**Temple University will match funds from the John MacDonald Match Grant in honor of their retired golf coach of 30 years.|