A Celebration of Unexpected Champions
In our last and final flashback to our 20th anniversary event, “A Celebration of Unexpected Champions,” at the iconic New York Public Library, we hear from the Tiger Woods Foundation’s President and CEO Rick Singer. Singer took to the stage to remind guests of TWF’s 20-year journey, but also to share plans for the future.
Top 20 reasons to give to the Tiger Woods Foundation
When golfer and philanthropist Tiger Woods launched the Tiger Woods Foundation with his father in 1996, he knew he wanted to leave a lasting impact on kids, their families and their neighborhoods. In the 20 years since, TWF has not only served hundreds of thousands of students, but it’s provided kids from under-served communities with […]
Celebration of Unexpected Champions: A Scholar’s journey to Georgetown University
Earl Woods Scholar alum Darryl Robinson’s candid and moving speech at the Tiger Woods Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration in New York City this past October had the room swelling with emotion. A true personification of dogged determination, Robinson never abandoned his dream of receiving a college education and a better life, even when obstacles seemed insurmountable at times. In today’s post, you’ll hear in Robinson’s own words exactly why we believe he is a true champion of the unexpected.
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 […]
Celebration of Unexpected Champions: A Scholar’s journey to NASA
The Tiger Woods Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration in New York City last month brought together many of our longtime supporters and fellow advocates. While we were able to look back at what we’ve achieved, our “Celebration of Unexpected Champions” also gave us an opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of all our students and scholars. During […]
Celebration of Unexpected Champions: An Earl Woods Scholar’s journey
Last month, at the Tiger Woods Foundation’s “Celebration of Unexpected Champions,” we not only celebrated the work we’ve done over the years, but more importantly, we welcomed to the stage three inspiring Earl Woods Scholars to share their stories of grit and perseverance. They are the reason we do what we do. In today’s post, […]
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.
A celebration 20 years in the making
Twenty years in the making, our “Celebration of Unexpected Champions” was a fitting tribute to the transformative power of education and the work of the Tiger Woods Foundation. On Oct. 20, 400 guests arrived on a dramatic scene at one of New York’s iconic institutions, The New York Public Library. After mingling with cocktails in […]
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 […]
Tiger to appear on ‘Charlie Rose’ and ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ to talk TWF’s 20th anniversary
In addition to celebrating 20 years of the Tiger Woods Foundation at The New York Public Library on Oct. 20, Tiger will be talking about his charity work with a few famous faces.
Flashback: Tiger’s TWLC hard hat tour
Flashback to October 1, 2005, when the Tiger Woods Learning Center was a shell of its future glory. Encompassed by dirt and plaster, no one could have truly imagined the incredible opportunity for change housed within its walls. No one could have accurately predicted the impact this innovative space would have on minority, impoverished and […]
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 […]
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 […]
What TWF’s 20th anniversary celebration means to me: Kathy’s journey
This summer marked my 12-year anniversary with the Tiger Woods Foundation, and as I reflect on how we’ve grown and where we’re going, I am not only flooded with so many good memories, but I’m brimming with excitement about our future. As I think about the impact of our 20-year history, I am drawn to […]
What’s on the menu for our ‘Celebration of Unexpected Champions’
As 2016 draws to a close and TWF begins the next chapter of its journey, we are celebrating the accomplishments of the past and forging forward into new and enterprising territory. It takes a good party to tie this story together, and what better place to do it than The New York Public Library? Which […]
Tiger’s 20-year challenge
As the Tiger Woods Foundation’s 20th year approached, Tiger issued a challenge: Take TWF’s impact to a whole new level by improving the lives of millions of underserved students around the world.
What TWF’s 20th anniversary celebration means to me
I love big celebrations. No matter the reason, they are an opportunity to spend time with friends and family, reflecting on great things that have happened in our lives. And we have a special one coming up. On Oct. 20 at The New York Public Library, we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the […]
Donor Spotlight: Josie Liu
Starting as a team member for a State Farm agent in 1999, Josie Liu climbed to the top to become an agency field leader for State Farm Insurance. With great success, she leads an agency sales team of 40 independent contractor agents and their respective teams as they meet customer needs and increase market growth […]
The New York Public Library: A beacon of learning plays host to TWF’s 20-year celebration
Throughout its 100-year history, The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been a beacon of learning and education for all — a sentiment shared by the Tiger Woods Foundation. It’s fitting that this national historic landmark is home to our 20th anniversary event, “A Celebration of Unexpected Champions.” On Oct. 20, Tiger Woods, along with […]
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 […]