The Medical Center Foundation Seeks Applications for 2017 Golf Tournament Beneficiary

Published: Monday, August 15, 2016

Although the 2016 Medical Center Open Golf Tournament benefiting Habitat for Humanity is just around the corner, plans are in the works to select a beneficiary for the 2017 Medical Center Open Golf Tournament.

“We are beginning the process of selecting the beneficiary of the proceeds of next year’s Medical Center Open, which will take place in October of 2017,” says Nancy Colston, president and chief development officer of The Medical Center Foundation.  “By selecting the next beneficiary now, we will position ourselves to work on the 2017 tournament right after this year’s tournament ends.”

The Medical Center Open beneficiary is determined by The Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees, a voluntary body of community leaders who raise funds on behalf of The Medical Center Foundation.  The Board is chaired by Jim Moore.  The Medical Center Foundation has raised more than $49 million through its Healthy Journey Campaigns, and, since 1997, nearly $3.2 million has been given back to the community through proceeds from The Medical Center Open Golf Tournament.

The Medical Center Foundation is looking for tangible projects that have community appeal from organizations that demonstrate financial stability, sustainability for the future, and a strong management team.

Applicants for the 2017 Medical Center Open Beneficiary should be non-profit, 501(c)(3) agencies that have a project in need of funding which is focused on improving the physical health of the community.  The Foundation is looking for projects that will have a positive impact on the largest number of lives.  Funds raised for this project will be available after the tournament in October 2017.   Requests should range from $200,000 to $250,000.

Applicants should apply online at

For more information, visit or contact Christy Moore, manager of Community Health Improvement, at 770-219-8099.

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