TGR Foundation announces new leadership
Cynthia Court joins TGR Foundation as CEO
IRVINE, Calif. (June 20, 2023) – TGR Foundation has announced the appointment of Cynthia (Cyndi) Court as the Foundation’s new CEO. Court, a seasoned nonprofit leader with experience in youth development, education, marketing and fundraising will lead TGR Foundation as it continues its mission to empower students to pursue their passions through education.
“I’m proud to welcome Cyndi as CEO of TGR Foundation,” Tiger Woods said. “This is an exciting time with our program expansion to Los Angeles and Philadelphia underway. I’m confident Cyndi’s leadership will help deepen our impact on the students and communities we serve.”
Court joins TGR Foundation with more than 25 years of executive experience in several national education-based organizations focused on serving young people from under-resourced communities. Prior to joining TGR Foundation, Court was the chief development officer at Berry College in Atlanta, GA where she oversaw all development, philanthropic communications, alumni engagement and a comprehensive capital campaign which included the renovation and construction of new academic facilities. She also created and endowed a scholarship program for students experiencing challenging circumstances including significant financial need and created opportunities for diverse students in STEM with corporate partners. Prior to Berry College, Court served as the chief marketing and development officer of Special Olympics International and executive vice-president, resource development and marketing at Boys & Girls Clubs of America. During her time with Boys & Girls Club of America, she worked with Major League Baseball and Henry and Billye Aaron to endow the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation program for youth.
“This is a pivotal moment of growth for TGR Foundation, and I am both excited and honored to help carry out its mission and impact more youth through education,” Court said. “Every student deserves the opportunities, access and support TGR Foundation provides.”
Court will be based in TGR Foundation’s Irvine, CA office while leading its nationwide team of employees. In her role as CEO, she will have executive responsibility for all aspects of the Foundation’s programs and outreach, including the flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA and future TGR Learning Labs at Lulu’s Place in Los Angeles and at Cobbs Creek in Philadelphia. The Foundation is supported through advancement contributions while also benefiting from signature fundraising events, including two PGA TOUR golf tournaments, operated by TGR Live.
“Cyndi’s experience makes her a terrific candidate to lead TGR Foundation into our next phase of expansion,” stated Mike McKee, TGR Foundation Board Chairman. “We are delighted to have her join us as we continue to expand our geographic footprint and programmatic offerings.”
TGR Foundation enlisted executive search firm Nolan Partners to lead the recruitment and assessment process for its CEO position.
About TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity
For more than 25 years, TGR Foundation has worked to create a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. With an unwavering commitment to impact youth from under-resourced communities, its mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education. TGR Foundation helps students connect their passions with purpose through signature programs focused on in-person project-based learning, skills development, college access, career preparation and educator professional development. For more information visit TGRFoundation.org or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Nolan Partners
Nolan Partners, an Excel Sports Management company, is the leading global firm dedicated to retained Executive Search for the sports, media, and entertainment industries. Our Partners have completed more than 1,000 retained searches across six continents, and for 34 sports since our founding in 2006. We work on a global basis with clients that range from sporting clubs, governing bodies, professional leagues, sports bettors, venues, video game developers, entertainment companies, broadcasters, film production, sporting goods, and the major tech sport-related corporates.
Excel Sports Management is a premier sports agency that represents top-tier talent, blue-chip brands, and marquee properties around the world. The agency is known for its world-class sales and marketing expertise, having secured some of the most high-profile endorsements, uniform brand partnerships, and naming rights deals across the sports landscape. Excel has office locations in New York, LA, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, and London.