Mickelson, KPMG making impact with Inspiring Win program
August 07, 2019
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- August 07, 2019
Inside the PGA TOUR
Amy and Phil Mickelson helping students
For the past seven years, PGA TOUR golfer Phil Mickelson and KPMG, a leading audit, tax and advisory firm, have teamed for a trio of programs aimed at making an impact in fighting illiteracy and empowering the next generation of women leaders.
Their partnership kicked off in 2012 as Mickelson and KPMG launched Blue for Books, a program which donates three books to children in need for every sale of the blue KPMG hat worn by Mickelson and LPGA Tour players Stacy Lewis and Mariah Stackhouse. In all, the program has donated more than 200,000 books through the sale of these hats.
In 2013, KPMG expanded Blue for Books with the Inspiring Win program. Every time Phil, Stacy or Mariah wins a tournament, the KPMG Family for Literacy program donates 5,000 new books and their people get together to refurbish a library in a local school in that community.
Thanks to Mickelson’s most recent win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February, KPMG and the Inspiring Win program will enhance a library in the San Francisco United School District.
“KPMG has started doing a lot for education and I love the association in helping libraries, helping other communities when I win,” Mickelson said.
To learn more about the Blue for Books program or to purchase a hat, please visit KPMG.com/Golf.
Mickelson and his wife Amy also have been key contributors to the KPMG Future Leaders Program. Founded in 2016 as the charitable arm of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the KPMG Future Leaders Program provides top female high school seniors, selected by the Office of Dr. Condoleezza Rice, scholarships, leadership development training, an introduction to golf and mentorship.
KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie said, “Empowering women to succeed and lead is a personal passion for me. We are committed to increasing the number of female leaders at KPMG and beyond, and it is important to start early and reach future generations through initiatives like the KPMG Future Leaders Program.” She adds, “Phil and Amy are part of our extended family at KPMG, and their contribution will make a meaningful impact on these young women’s lives.”
Added Mickelson: “As the father of two daughters, I’m proud to support the KPMG Future Leaders Program and its mission to propel young women towards success in their future careers. Amy and I have always believed that education is the foundation for success in life, this program is a perfect fit for our Foundation.”
To learn more about the Future Leaders program, please visit KPMG.com/WomensLeadership.