Charitable recipient of the Wells Fargo Championship
Proceeds from all PGA TOUR events benefit charities selected by the tournament organization. The First Tee of Greater Wilmington has been selected as the primary charitable recipient of the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship. The Wells Fargo Championship has donated over $19 million to charity and boosted awareness of various Charlotte-area organizations.
"One of our primary goals is to make a positive impact on the community whether it is through charitable contributions and awareness, a positive economic impact or providing a first-class experience for the community each spring," said Kym Hougham, Executive Director of the Wells Fargo Championship. "We could not do this without the help of Wells Fargo, our corporate partners, the devoted fans who have supported us the past 14 years and the numerous volunteers."
Champions for Education, Inc., a 501(c) (3) foundation formed to raise funds for education, will manage and operate this event as the tournament host organization. Twelve members comprise the current board of directors:
- Kendall Alley, Regional President, Charlotte Region, Wells Fargo
- LaRita Baber, Vice President, Development, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
- Nicholas Carey, Vice President, Sponsorships, Wells Fargo
- Michael E. Crum, Chief Operating Officer, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
- Mac Everett, General Chairman, Wells Fargo Championship
- John W. Harris, President, Quail Hollow Club
- Felix Sabates, Chairman, Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte
- Thomas Skains, Chairman, President & CEO, Piedmont Natural Gas
- Eric Steigerwalt, President and CEO, Brighthouse Financial
- Michael Tarwater, Chief Executive Officer, Carolinas HealthCare System
- Richard "Stick" Williams, Former of President, Duke Energy Foundation