The Community Foundation for the CSRA received a $1.5 million gift from Augusta National in June. The gift included the first $500,000 installment of a $3 million pledge to the Salvation Armys Augusta-area Kroc Center, and it also included $250,000 earmarked for charities selected by the clubs employees.
Thirteen employees selected the museum, and a check was presented for $8,000 by Lee Smith, the foundations president and CEO.
Its such an outstanding gift to us and its a reminder that the community foundation has supported us tremendously since the beginning of their project, said Christine Miller-Betts, executive director of the museum. And now that the employees are included in the process, its wonderful. It lets us know how much the community believes in us.
Augusta National made a total donation of $3.4 million this year, including the local gift and a $1 million donation to the national First Tee program.
Later Tuesday, Augusta National employees were scheduled to make a check presentation to the Medical College of Georgias Childrens Medical Center.
It makes a statement for employees to do what is best for the community and what will help our community, Smith said.