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TGR Foundation welcomes two distinguished leaders as new board members

William “Bill” Smilow and Joe Wilkins join the TGR Foundation Board of Governors IRVINE, Calif. (January 4, 2024) – TGR Foundation, a leading education nonprofit, has announced the appointment of William “Bill” Smilow and Joe Wilkins to its national board of governors. Both distinguished leaders bring a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to […]

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Hrag Hamalian joins TGR Foundation as president, TGR Learning Labs and national programs

TGR Foundation has announced the appointment of Hrag M. Hamalian as its new president, TGR Learning Labs and national programs. Hrag is a dynamic leader in education who will oversee TGR Foundation’s education programs and the team responsible for delivering programming to students from under-resourced communities nationwide. 

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Scholar Voices: How I aligned my career path with my passion for human rights and social injustice

I started my journey at Lafayette College intending to study economics and faced many challenges trying to decide what I wanted to pursue after college. My classes were packed with STEM courses, and I felt ill-prepared for the journey I was about to embark upon. TGR Foundation was extremely helpful in my struggles throughout the years. As an Earl Woods Scholar, I was paired with an amazing mentor, Tim Walsh, who opened up his networks and family to me and was very active throughout each year. 

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TGR Foundation welcomes executive director of TGR Learning Lab at Cobbs Creek

TGR Foundation has announced Meredith Foote as the executive director of its new TGR Learning Lab in Philadelphia. Foote, an experienced leader in education will oversee all programs, operations and funding opportunities at the TGR Learning Lab at Cobbs Creek which will empower students to discover and achieve their fullest potential.

“We are excited to have Meredith join TGR Foundation and lead our expansion into Philadelphia at the Cobbs Creek campus,” said John Lee, senior vice president programs and education. “She shares our passion for education and providing youth with access and opportunities to thrive.”

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TGR Foundation announces new leadership

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.

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TGR Foundation celebrates Mental Health Month, unveils green bench in partnership with Providence  

In support of Mental Health Month, TGR Foundation and Providence partnered in support of students and families in Southern California through the Empowered Health Wellness Fair, where they unveiled the newest green bench of Providence’s Promise to Talk initiative.  

During the free event, students and families had the opportunity to participate in various workshops, offered in English and Spanish. The sessions provided tips and tools to help participants navigate and prioritize their mental health.  

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TGR Foundation celebrates Women’s History Month, Chief Operating Officer

With a vision of a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless, TGR Foundation celebrates Women’s History Month. We are proud of the many women on our team who help us empower youth through education. 

Jin Choi Thatcher has served the Foundation for more than 20 years and was recently named chief operating officer. With humble beginnings in Orange County and a Korean American heritage, Thatcher has a passion for helping under-resourced communities. As a first-generation high school and college graduate who worked hard and maximized resources to fund her education, she is a proud alumna of Western High School and the University of California, Irvine.  

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TGR Foundation seeks new CEO in collaboration with Nolan Partners

TGR Foundation is seeking a visionary Chief Executive Officer with a dynamic background to lead its strategic direction moving forward. Executive search firm Nolan Partners has been retained to assist in the search for its next CEO.

Nolan Partners is a globally recognized leader in executive placement with experience collaborating with leading brands and organizations in sports and entertainment to place candidates in high-level executive positions. The firm will lead the search for TGR Foundation whose mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education.

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TGR Foundation and TGR Design to partner with the Cobbs Creek Foundation in community development project

TGR Foundation and TGR Design are partnering with the Cobbs Creek Foundation to enhance access to education and golf in Philadelphia through the new Cobbs Creek campus. The campus will support the community through innovative education programs and opportunities to empower youth to discover and achieve their fullest potential.

Through the partnership, TGR Foundation will operate a TGR Learning Lab, providing youth from the region access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, college preparation and career readiness programs.

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Genesis, Genesis Inspiration Foundation commit $1M to TGR Foundation, STEAM education

Genesis Gives, the corporate social responsibility initiative of Genesis Motor North America, and the Genesis Inspiration Foundation announced their commitment of $1 million to TGR Foundation to advance science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education for youth over the next five years at the TGR Learning Lab. Part of this partnership will include learning opportunities for students from TGR Foundation at the Genesis Design Studio. Ceremonial checks were presented to the organization during The Genesis Invitational at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.  

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DoD STEM, TGR Foundation announce third cohort of national educator ambassadors

After a rigorous selection process, TGR Foundation and DOD STEM, recently announced its third cohort of DoD STEM Ambassadors with 22 STEM educators from across the country. Bringing decades of experience, the ambassadors will share and support the DoD’s educational outreach efforts through the Defense STEM Education Consortium (DSEC).  TGR Foundation began managing the collaborative partnership between academia, industry, not-for-profit organizations and government in 2021 and will continue to lead the program for a second year. The DOD STEM Ambassador program aims to broaden STEM literacy and develop a diverse and agile workforce with the technical excellence to defend our nation.

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TGR Foundation builds on relaunch, partnerships to empower youth

Throughout the last 25 years, TGR Foundation’s impact has been driven by our mission and Tiger’s commitment to serving youth. As the Foundation builds on the relaunch of its signature programs and flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA, the need for a collaborative community of support is more important than ever.  As the education landscape has changed […]

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2022 Year In Review: The Relaunch of Our People, Programs and Spaces

2022 was a year of transition and renewal. Our goal was to relaunch TGR Foundation, with a focus on our people, programs, and spaces. As I reflect on this past year, I am filled with a sense of gratitude for having students back in the renovated TGR Learning Lab and for the community members who stepped forward in joining our mission and vision for the future.

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Champion Spotlight: Alma Gutierrez

Empowered by her experiences as a TGR Learning Lab alumna and first-generation college graduate, Alma Gutierrez has been a champion for students navigating their college and career journeys through TGR Foundation’s Earl Woods Scholar Program for the last six years.

What started as a visit to the Learning Lab with her golf team at Western High School turned into a decade of involvement that helped Alma change the trajectory of her life and her family’s legacy.

While preparing for the relaunch of the flagship TGR Learning Lab, Alma reflected on her journey and the foundation’s impact on her life.

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NSPA recognizes TGR Foundation as Scholarship Provider of the Year for Earl Woods Scholar Program

The National Scholarship Providers Association announced TGR Foundation as its 2022 Scholarship Provider of the Year during its annual conference on Thursday, October 21.  

Highlighting the success of the Earl Woods Scholar Program, which launched in 2006 to honor the legacy of Tiger Woods’ father, the late Earl Woods, the program supports students from under-resourced communities through financial aid, yearly workshops, a dedicated mentor throughout their college journeys and a host of resources.   

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A Celebration of Community

This past Saturday we celebrated the relaunch of the TGR Learning Lab with our community of students, families, educators, and supporters. Community Fest was a day full of fun for the entire family. Guests had the opportunity to see the upgrades of the TGR Learning Lab campus, experience our programs in action, learn more about […]

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Champion Spotlight: Amelie Jimenez

With curiosity, determination and interest in many subjects, Amelie Jimenez discovered the path to chemical engineering through programs offered at the TGR Learning Lab. While excelling academically and being involved in many extracurricular activities, Amelie expanded her knowledge, skills and experiences through TGR Foundation programs from 7th grade through the end of her senior year […]

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Champion Spotlight: Miguel Jimenez

Miguel Jimenez is a senior at Kennedy High School. With a lifelong interest in science, participating in classes at the TGR Learning Lab allowed him to broaden his understanding and discover aligned career paths while building transferrable skills.

While balancing academics and extra-curricular activities including honor band and sports, Miguel enjoys sharing what he’s learned with younger student-athletes on his track and cross-country teams.  


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TGR Foundation celebrates relaunch

  Tiger Woods had a vision inspired by the tragic events of 9/11, “to create a safe space for students to learn, grow & chase after their dreams.” From this vision came the flagship TGR Learning Lab, which opened in 2006 to students and families from Anaheim and the surrounding communities.   As a child, Tiger’s […]

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TGR Foundation Announces New Educational Programming Leadership 

TGR Foundation announced John Lee as Vice President, Programs and Education. Lee, an experienced student-focused education leader, will oversee TGR Foundation’s education programs and staff responsible for delivering educational opportunities and resources to students from under-resourced communities in Southern California and beyond. 

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