Tartan Tee-Off Raises $175,000 for Financial Aid

The Tartan Tee-Off presented by the Kao Family Foundation welcomed 120 players, volunteers, staff and committee members to a full day of events at El Niguel Country Club on Monday. The annual St. Margaret’s golf tournament raised nearly $175,000 in support of need-based student financial aid.

The event included a lunch, 18 holes of golf, a 19th-hole networking reception, dinner and an awards presentation featuring remarks by Francelia Lievano '16. She spoke to guests about her experience at St. Margaret’s as a financial aid recipient, attributing her opportunity for success as a Pitzer College student to the generosity of donors like those at the Tee-Off.

Following the tournament, golfers met up at the 19th-hole networking reception sponsored by Jay and Kelly Jacobs which included dinner and awards program. Among those honored were:

Overall Men’s – 1st Place: Troy Johnson, Ryan Lu, Scott McEwan '02, Kolin Ozonian '02
Overall Women’s – 1st Place: Michelle Cox, Joyce Lee, Emily Maxey ’95, Christy Miele
Closest to the Pin: John Kenner / Jenny Moseley
Straightest Drive: Joe Fournier / Joyce Lee
Longest Drive: Tim McElfish / Emily Maxey '95
Putting Contest: Kolin Ozonian '02

The evening concluded with donors generously contributing to a Fund A Need in support of student financial aid, anchored by more than 30 generous donors.

Thank you to our major sponsors, including the Kao Family Foundation, Rimrock Capital, Custom Alloy, Roger Dunn Golf Shops, Jay and Kelly Jacobs, Pintar Investment Company, Lugano Diamonds, Irvine BMW, Integrated Physician Support Services (IPSS), Marron Lawyers and Ferruzzo.

Check out a full listing of Tartan Tee-off Sponsors and Committee members at www.smes.org/teeoff.

You can donate to our needs based financial aid program here or contact Jonathan Tufo in the Advancement Office jonathan.tufo@smes.org
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31641 La Novia Avenue
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675