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Highlights from TGR EDU: Create’s STEM Seminar

By 2018, 8.6 million STEM-related jobs will be created. Within the next decade, that number will only increase. To better prepare students for the workforce of the future, we’re focused on providing them with the training, knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in various STEM careers. But that is only part of the equation. […]

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Meet Erica & Jessica Rivera: Unexpected Champions

In unison, identical twins Erica and Jessica Rivera emphatically declare that mathematics is their passion. They don’t know where this love comes from, they say it’s organic — let’s say it runs in their matching DNA. From as early as fourth grade, the now 19-year-old sisters remember the joy they felt solving math problems in class.

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TWF takes SXSWedu

Wow, what a week it has been! We’re back at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, after four exciting days at SXSWedu in Austin, Texas. While we’re dealing with some very real brisket taco withdrawal symptoms, we’ve come back home fueled with fresh ideas and a whole lot of hope for the future of […]

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Four stars for the Tiger Woods Foundation for the fifth consecutive year

For a fifth year in a row, the Tiger Woods Foundation has been awarded a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. This top distinction applauds our sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency. With only 7 percent of charities awarded the rating five years in a row, we […]

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TGR Learning Lab heads to Genesis Open

The Tiger Woods Foundation’s award-winning STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum will be on display at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles this week during the Genesis Open. Families and students attending the tournament from Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19, will be able to engage in unique hands-on learning experiences on […]

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Join us for a live webinar for TGR EDU: Explore

The Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are pleased to invite middle and high school educators to participate in a live webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. PST as we showcase TGR EDU: Explore, a new online initiative that supports students […]

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Laying the road for 2017

2016 was undoubtedly a milestone year for the Tiger Woods Foundation, highlighted by our 20th anniversary. While we certainly looked back at how TWF has evolved over the last two decades, 2016 was marked by a renewed commitment for growth, both from our founder, Tiger Woods, as well as the entire TWF family. Tiger officially […]

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Hexadyne Corporation makes first donation to TWF’s Unexpected Champions Fund

On the heels of the Tiger Woods Foundation’s 20th anniversary, we launched the Unexpected Champions Fund, a campaign aimed at raising $10 million by 2020 in support of breakthrough student transformations. TWF is proud to announce that Hexadyne Corporation is the campaign’s first major donor, generously contributing $1 million over the next five years.

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Donor Appreciation: A year of giving

As 2016 comes to a close, the Tiger Woods Foundation looks back and gives thanks to the many people and organizations that have supported the work we do and the lives we transform. Through our ‘Donor Appreciation’ series this past year, we’ve had the opportunity to feature a few of our generous advocates and share […]

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Giving Tuesday: Support scholars like Tim

Timothy Nguyen’s journey from Nha Trang, Vietnam, at the age of 2 to UCLA was anything but effortless. For the Earl Woods Scholar alum, the road was paved with language barriers, financial hardships and personal struggles, but those roadblocks made Nguyen’s victory all the sweeter.

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Meet Milton Chen: Champion of the unexpected

Educational innovator. Elmo Award recipient. Jedi Master. With over four decades in education, Dr. Milton Chen’s professional journey is expansive, impressive and definitely entertaining. The author of Education Nation and senior fellow and executive director, emeritus, at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), Chen is a leading voice within the educational media landscape and a […]

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It’s National Education Week: Give $20 for 20

We believe the great thinkers of our time will come from unexpected places. For 20 years, the Tiger Woods Foundation has helped equip scholars like Mariah Harrod with the ability to exceed any and all expectations. Be a champion of the unexpected and give $20 to support breakthrough student transformations!

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Tiger Woods: Champion of the unexpected

October has been a momentous month for Tiger Woods, thus it’s only fitting we point a spotlight on the man of the hour. As his educational nonprofit, the Tiger Woods Foundation, celebrated its 20th anniversary with an inspiring celebration at the New York Public Library, Woods unveiled the next chapter of his storied career with the arrival of TGR. In a sit-down interview, he candidly reminds us that while golf is his passion, helping the world, one student at a time, is his lifelong mission.

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Tiger Woods Foundation announces new partnership with Discovery Education

The Tiger Woods Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary last week. To mark the momentous milestone, golfer and philanthropist Tiger Woods hosted “A Celebration of Unexpected Champions,” at the iconic New York Public Library on Oct. 20. Woods was joined onstage by preeminent journalist and news anchor Charlie Rose and NIKE, Inc. co-founder and visionary Phil […]

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Donor Spotlight: Jonathan Orszag

A longtime supporter of the foundation, economist Jonathan Orszag officially joined the board of directors of the Tiger Woods Foundation in 2012. Currently, Orszag serves as the senior managing director and member of the Executive Committee of Compass Lexecon, LLC, an economic consulting firm he co-founded. Early in Orszag’s career, he served as an economic […]

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TWF’s All-Star VPs

Providing exceptional work requires working with exceptional people. Here at the Tiger Woods Foundation, we are fortunate to have a team of stellar VPs who have made it their personal and professional mission to help students reach their full potential. Whether they execute our many events and fundraisers, cultivate relationships with donors and sponsors, oversee […]

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Meet Bill Borges: Champion of the unexpected

Where Bill Borges has come from and where he is today are two very different places. His story is one of sheer perseverance. The son of California natives, Borges grew up in a working class neighborhood in Anaheim, California. His parents, neither of whom completed high school, both worked hard at local grocery stores to […]

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Back to school: Celebrating our teachers

School is back in session and with a new academic year ahead of us, what better time to showcase our dedicated team of educators. Hailing from the Tiger Woods Learning Centers in both Anaheim, California, and Washington, D.C., our learning facilitators use innovative STEM curriculum to offer their students a unique learning experience every time […]

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Meet Grace Lee: An unexpected champion

Yeon Jin Lee was given the name Grace by her English tutor in Seoul, South Korea. Not only did the name stick, but without a doubt, it’s defining. Showing tremendous grace under pressure is something Lee has grown accustomed to for the past 15 years, as she’s lived and studied in the United States in […]

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Nike co-founder Phil Knight joins anniversary celebration lineup

The Tiger Woods Foundation’s 20th anniversary party, “A Celebration of Unexpected Champions,” promises to be a night highlighting trailblazers and icons. To add to our growing list of luminaries, the Tiger Woods Foundation is pleased to announce that NIKE, Inc. co-founder and visionary Phil Knight will be a featured guest at the Oct. 20 celebration […]

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