November 18, 2016

TWF turns 20: Celebrating an amazing milestone

Today, in all of our offices, we’ll be celebrating an amazing milestone. It was exactly 20 years ago that a young 20-year-old kid and his father decided to start this foundation. Pretty audacious for sure. But here we are, 20 years later, with an organization that has become an important force in both STEM education and event management. Other than Tiger and Earl, I’m not sure anyone would have predicted how far we could come in that time.

So what have we learned from the last 20 years? Without a doubt, it’s clear that vision, leadership and a single-minded dedication to strategy has led to our outstanding success. Tiger’s vision for TWF has smartly evolved over time, most famously after Sept. 11, 2001, when our focus changed to education, and more recently when he asked us to find ways to reach millions of kids around the world. And he showed leadership by trusting our ability to execute his vision while always staying focused on the right strategies.

One other thing that I’ve learned in my time here is that we have an organization that will surely endure over time. I know that many of you are probably too young to have this perspective, but you are all creating an important legacy that will live on for years. Our success and growth is solely dependent on the work and incredible effort you all bring every day. We’re really caretakers of the foundation because we know that there will be other outstanding individuals who will carry on for us sometime in the future. But everyone can take great pride in all we are doing to create a standard that future generations of TWF-ers will aspire to exceed. That’s what we need to continually do so the communities we serve will never be let down.

Thank you all for everything you’ve done so far to make 2016 a memorable and momentous year in our history and, hopefully, in all of our professional lives. We continue to raise the bar, and I know that our 21st year will take us even higher.

Enjoy the celebration!


Champions of the unexpected for 20 years.