When does playing golf equal doing good for Minority Business Enterprises? When it’s at the Northwest Mountain MSDC’s annual scholarship fundraiser.
This year’s fundraiser, the Council’s 19th, takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at the Golf Club at Newcastle in Washington. With the summer the Pacific Northwest is having, chances are it will be a beautiful, sunny day—perfect for teeing off.
The fundraiser includes a silent auction, and proceeds support MBE education and development, critical to the Council’s mission. Last year’s event raised a record $14,530; the Council is hoping to break that record this year. Through its scholarship fund, the Council provides on average $21,000 each year for MBE continuing education, training, and conference attendance.
“One of the pillars upon which our mission and vision stand is ‘development’—development of Council-certified MBEs and development of our Member corporations and agencies,” said Fernando Martinez, Council president & CEO. “Our scholarship fund helps us educate and develop MBEs which in turn create better value for our Council Members. We are able to move our mission and vision forward while having some fun in the sun.”
The event starts at 11:30 a.m. with registration and the beginning of the silent auction, the tournament starts at 1:30 p.m., and a casual buffet dinner 6 p.m. The dinner includes a recognition of sponsors and a presentation of awards to tournament winners. Last year, more than 150 individuals participated in the event and more than 30 items were donated to the silent auction.