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2024 Birdies for Charity Presented by Michelin North America

Participate and Show Your Support to UI in the Birdies for Charity Fundraiser!

Birdies for Charity presented by Michelin North America is a multi-level fundraising program designed to give participating charities the opportunity to generate contributions for their organization based on the number of “birdies” made by Korn Ferry Tour Champion players Thursday through Sunday during the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX. (Monday, June 3 – Sunday, June 9th)

The program has three primary components:

• Solicitation of pledges from individuals and/or corporations

• “Guess the Birdies” contest

• Bonus Bucks and Matching Funds

A “birdie” is a score of one stroke better than “par” for any golf hole on the golf course. “Par” is the normal expected score of a golf professional on any given hole.

The following example shows how the value of a single pledge is calculated:

• Example: Individual Pledge $.03 per birdie x 750 birdies = $22.50 pledge

• Corporate Pledge – $3.00 per birdie x 750 birdies = $2,250 pledge

100% of the pledges collected will go to the individual charity that solicited the Birdies for Charity pledge plus the participating organization has a chance at 

“bonus bucks”.

Bonus Bucks and Matching Funds:

Organizations will be split into two tiers by their annual operating budget. Each tier will have the chance to win bonus bucks. There are two chances within each tier.

Chance 1: Highest dollar amount of ticket sales = $3,000 in bonus bucks.

Chance 2: The most amount of money raised through Birdies for Charity presented by Michelin North America = $3,000 in bonus bucks.

Each organization will have the chance at a 25% match on all donations up to the first $100,000.00 raised amongst ALL organizations.

*Bonus bucks and percentage match amount are dependent on available funds contributed to the overall BFC fund.

Here's How You Can Participate

Participate by attending the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX. Your ticket purchase will go towards all organizations including Upstate International. Consider doing a flat rate fee pledge, per birdie pledge, birdies guess, or double the donation, with each option you can choose Upstate International as your charity. You can support our mission to provide a Heart for global engagement and a Hub of internationally related education and resources here at Home in Upstate SC. Support Today!

Upstate International Founder's Fund

Supporting Global Education right here at Home

Looking back to Upstate International’s founding in 1998, it is certainly exciting to be in our own renovated community center with a new yard addition, diverse membership, resource-filled website, and the many incredible programs being offered. These initiatives include the Monique and Bill Glass School of International Languages, the World Affairs Council Upstate and its Global Upstate Conference on International Business and World Affairs, the International Women’s Group, Salsa at Sunset, Upstate International Month, and more.

Requests for services and classes are on the rise as our region grows through foreign investment, local entrepreneurship, and an influx of residents seeking to make our home theirs as well. Scholarship-based English classes, cross-cultural communication training, and low-cost international language classes are needed now more than ever.

We hope you will join us in funding this needed and impactful resource that is the Heart of Global Engagement for Upstate SC. Contributions can be made in cash, by credit card, PayPal, and by check. We are most grateful for your support.

Online Gift

UI provides PayPal as a convenient way for donors to contribute online. The system allows Upstate International to accept contributions made with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards. The system also allows contributors to pledge donations, print invoices, and send their payments to Upstate International via U.S. Mail.

In-Kind Gifts

Tangible gifts and services that advance the causes of UI are appreciated. Contributions will be acknowledged in newsletters. In addition, all donations are tax-deductible. Please email [email protected] and tell us what type of donation you would like to give.

Why Upstate International is Great for Community

25 Years of Service

Benefiting the Upstate community for over 25 years now, UI is the hub that connects the Upstate community to newcomers and diverse cultures around the globe. Through language classes, speaker series, fun events, and conferences, we work to bring the world to the Upstate.

Learning new languages builds job skills, improves memory function, and increases cultural compentency.

Our community believes in diversity & inclusion and Upstate International lives it through a vibrant mission.

To shape the world is to educate the world on issues and policy from a non-partisan position.

America was build on immigration and Upstate South Carolina is home to the world.

The world is an interesting place to explore.

Friendships built at Upstate International can last a life time.

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