Merakey Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Classic
On a sunny and beautiful Monday, the Merakey Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Classic was a hole in one! More than a hundred golfers came out on June 3 to Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Whitemarsh, and the ACE Club in Lafayette Hill, PA to support the Foundation and the services provided at Merakey. Whitemarsh Valley Country Club hosted a dinner after everyone enjoyed 18 holes of golf. At the end of the day, the Merakey Foundation raised more than $277,000 in support of Merakey’s programs.
This year’s event focused on Merakey’s Foster Care services and individuals aging out of the programs. The Foundation’s funding offers the ability to provide a college semester of tuition and books, rent for two months after leaving the program, and other everyday resources. Attendees at dinner welcomed special guest Alisa Verratti, a young woman who founded Make a Wave Inc, a non-profit organization that collects donations for children of all ages within the foster care system. Michelle Buzard, TFC/FCP Practice Leader, also spoke on behalf of Merakey foster care services and the need for increased funding and awareness.
Channel 6 Action News and CBS 3 joined us at the golf outing to further share our mission with viewers in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.
Special thanks to Foundation Board Chairman Mike Mitchell, CEO Joe Martz, members of the Merakey Foundation and Parent Boards, and all the contributors for their incredible support over the past 21 years, helping to raise more than $3 million for Merakey programs and individuals. Click here to view pictures from the day of the event!