Ways to Give

Support our Junior Golf and Character Education Programs

First Tee Northeast Wisconsin is largely supported through generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations that collectively provide 85% of our annual operating budget. Contributions made to our organization help us to positively impact, influence, and inspire young people in our community through the game of golf.

In 2024, we've reached over 1,500 youth in our community and all of those participants were impacted by the generosity of our supporters. With your generosity, we can continue Building Game Changers in our community.

Make a Gift

With continued support, First Tee Northeast Wisconsin will teach even more young people life skills and help them acquire core values through the game of golf. Enabling them to be successful on and off the golf course, and ultimately to achieve their fullest potential.

With participant fees only covering less than half of our program costs and with the number of players we have on scholarship, we rely on the generosity of our community members to insure that our programs remain affordable and accessible to youth ages 4-18, who now have an opportunity to be exposed to the game of golf.

You can continue to make a difference today that can last a lifetime. Here are ways you can help:

  • $1,000 underwrites one full year of golf and educational programming for one player in our program.
  • $250 underwrites one 9-week session of golf and educational programming for one player in our program.
  • $100 underwrites healthy snacks for 12 players for one 9-week session in our program.

Thank you for your support of the youth of First Tee Northeast Wisconsin and for providing them with the tools and resources they need to be successful in life.

Our Tax ID number: 20-5710365

For more information on how you can support First Tee Northeast Wisconsin, please contact John Sabo, executive director.

Legacy Gifts

Making an Impact

Think about the values that have been important in your life. Who helped guide you to explore and instill these values? How do those values show up in everyday challenges you face? Charitable gift planning ensures that First Tee Northeast Wisconsin can continue to impact the next generation by providing experiences that prepare kids and teens for life ahead.

Leave a Legacy

The following guidelines are available to assist you and your attorney, accountant or financial planner.

Planned gifts of any size are a lasting way to make a difference for our young people. First Tee Northeast Wisconsin can accept legacy gifts in various ways, including:

Charitable Bequests

A gift in your will that is designated to First Tee Northeast Wisconsin either as a percentage of your estate or a stated dollar amount.

Beneficiary Designations

The ability to name First Tee Northeast Wisconsin as the beneficiary of funds from an irrevocable trust, life insurance policy, 401k or other retirement plan.

Charitable Lead Trusts

The opportunity to fund a trust that makes gifts to First Tee Northeast Wisconsin for a designated number of years and provides a charitable income tax deduction for the amount of the gift. After a fixed term, the trust assets are paid to the donor or donor’s beneficiaries.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

The opportunity to transfer assets such as securities or real estate into a trust, which sells your asset tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years. When the trust period ends, the assets remaining pass to First Tee Northeast Wisconsin.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Donors of a certain age are eligible to make charitable gifts directly from an IRA, with the charitable contribution deducted on your federal tax return.

More Information

Planned gifts – large and small – are a lasting way to help our young people. For sample language, more information or to notify First Tee Northeast Wisconsin of a planned gift, please contact:

John Sabo
Executive Director
[email protected]

Additional charitable gift planning options may be available to you. We recommend you consult with your trusted advisors regarding your legacy contributions.

Learning Through Golf Foundation, Inc., which operates First Tee Northeast Wisconsin, is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization under IRC 501(c)(3). Our tax identification number is 20-5710365.

Donate Clubs

Want to make a difference in the lives of young people? One of the ways that you can make this happen is by donating your unwanted golf clubs. A number of our participants do not have their own set of clubs and rely on borrowing from our program. Through your generosity we are able to make sure that each player has their own club for each activity!

First Tee Northeast Wisconsin is happy to accept golf club and golf bag donations at the Trinks Learning Center. Equipment can be dropped off anytime during our business hours.

For more information, please contact John Sabo, executive director.

Donate Gently Used Golf Balls

One way to give back is to donate your gently used golf balls. Donated golf balls are provided free of charge to any participant who needs them.

For more information, please contact John Sabo, executive director.

Donate Snacks and Water

We welcome individually wrapped snacks and bottled water donations for our classes.

For more information, please contact John Sabo, executive director.