Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $90K for Students

On August 13, 2012, more than 200 golfers participated in the 19th Annual Worcester State Foundation Golf Tournament which was once again held on two courses, Wachusett Country Club and Kettle Brook Golf Club.  Due to their support and the support of our valued sponsors, the tournament raised more than $90,000 for the Foundation’s endowment.

In addition to student scholarships, Foundation dollars support student research. Grants from the Student Research Fund have proven to be a valuable resource to students such as Kevin Karanja ’12, who spoke at the dinner and awards ceremony. While a chemistry student at Worcester State, Karanja worked as a research assistant at WSU and Holy Cross, and presented his protein and hydrogen research at two Massachusetts conferences and at one in San Diego, Calif. Karanja received a Foundation grant last year to participate in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting. Karanja told the crowd proudly, "I graduated with zero debt, thanks to all of you.”

The combination of his research and acceptance as a conference presenter enriched his Worcester State education beyond measure, Karanja noted. “As a result, I hope to mentor undergraduate students to participate in opportunities that broaden their skill set beyond the classroom,” he said.

“Your support is so important to our students,” President Barry Maloney told golfers. “It is essential to helping them realize their dreams.” Foundation President Gregg Rosen ’86 added, “We are on a solid path of success. Our foundation was established 15 years ago with only 15 scholarships. Today we have a $15 million endowment. With your support, we will continue to fund student scholarships and their research and creative accomplishments.”

Please join us in thanking our 2012 tournament sponsors!

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To view a complete list of our 2012 sponsors, please click here.