Growing the Power of Giving
2022-2023 Champions for Youth Results Announced
The Century Club of San Diego recently announced the fundraising results of its Champions for Youth program, where selected charities, who serve at-risk and underserved communities in San Diego, receive comprehensive strategic resources, funding, and volunteer support.
The six nonprofits fundraised for nearly nine weeks – through the end of the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open. Based on the number of donors each charity had and the amount raised, organizations received additional dollars from the Farmers Cares Bonus Pool, primarily funded by the tournament’s title sponsor, Farmers Insurance, and the Century Club of San Diego. The 2023 Farmers Cares Bonus Pool totaled $383,129.50.
Here is how this year’s campaign finished:
Support the Enlisted Project (STEP) has been a part of the program since 2016 where it finished the campaign with 28 donors. This year, more than 300 donors gave to the military nonprofit that builds financial self-sufficiency among junior active duty enlisted military members.
“As an organization that is 10 years young, building a strong and loyal base of donors is a top priority if we are going to continue to expand our reach and offer more programs and services,” said Tony Teravainen, STEP CEO and co-founder. “The partnership with the Century Club has helped us develop a clear and concise plan in peer-to-peer fundraising, but also in stewardship. The program has pushed us to create clever and unique ways to engage new donors and keep our recurring donors from previous campaigns.”
“The goal of Champions for Youth is to strengthen our community partners’ capacity and ability to achieve their missions. Our support is more than simply funding,” explains Jennifer Cota, the Century Club’s Executive Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs. “Making an impact can be achieved in a variety of ways. This program enables our organization to provide volunteer opportunities and facilitate the sharing of expertise and knowledge to amplify the overall effectiveness of our charity partners. If they have a solid and sustainable infrastructure, then our entire community benefits.”