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.
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