• The Congaree Foundation

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The Foundation
At its heart, Congaree has a philanthropic mission to bring together individuals that share a philanthropic vision and a love for golf to better the lives of deserving young people through the Congaree Foundation. The Foundation, which is funded by Ambassador Members who join the award-winning club, has delivered on its mission: To positively impact the lives of young people, locally and around the globe, by providing educational and vocational opportunities through the game of golf. Congaree Foundation does this through a number of programs and partnerships that operate at an international scale and much close to home.
Programs & Partnerships
Congaree Foundation’s signature program is the Congaree Global Golf Initiative, an immersive collegiate preparatory curriculum and golf coaching platform tailored to serving both U.S. and international high school students.
Acquired by Congaree Foundation in 2021, the historic Sergeant Jasper Golf Club quickly captured headlines across the sport and has drawn support from PGA TOUR stars who want to help #RechargeTheSarge. The course, locally known as “The Sarge” will support access to the game of golf by providing a new home to area high school teams and a quality public course for local golfers. In the past, the lack of available facilities has been a roadblock for area schools looking to establish their own golf programs. With access to the club provided to these teams at no cost, competitive high school golf can expand and flourish in the Lowcountry.
In the spring of 2018, Congaree led a group of private golf clubs and nonprofits to offer the first girls golf instruction class at Ridgeland- Hardeeville High School (RHHS). This effort was met with overwhelming enthusiasm by the students and 102 signed up. That fall, the program expanded to include male and special needs students from RHHS and the Polaris Tech Charter schools. In total, 275 students participated. To support this exciting initiative, the Congaree Foundation has committed resources to maintaining the practice field and driving range at RHHS, which is now accessible to the community.
Congaree Foundation has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County to support educational and mentoring opportunities for young people by building capacity for the club to serve more kids at area facilities. Previous Congaree Foundation funding has supported the purchase of books to build the club’s first library and additional staff in their technology center to support members reading below grade level. Established in 2020, the Congaree Career Launch program connects underserved youth in Jasper County to careers and educational pathways that lead to economic stability and future success.
Congaree Foundation has partnered with the Lowcountry Food Bank to expand access to fresh produce in Jasper County so that kids in the community can focus on success in school, rather than where their next meal is coming from. To date, Congaree Foundation funding and volunteers have supported 14 fresh produce distributions and 105 drive-thru distributions that have supported thousands of area families in need.