The LPGA Foundation


Dolores Hope Financial Assistance

The LPGA Foundation has a tradition of taking care of its members and others in the golf industry. The Financial Assistance Fund was renamed the Dolores Hope LPGA Financial Assistance Initiative in 2007 to acknowledge Hope’s generous support of the fund and her long-time friendship with the LPGA.

Established in 1991, the fund assists members of the LPGA and others from the golf industry who…

Are destitute or have suffered a sudden or severe financial hardship as a result of:

  • Death in immediate family
  • Destitution
  • Severe illness, injury or accident
  • Fire, crime, flood or other disaster
  • Other tragedy

Requests are limited to those who cannot be relieved through:

  • Insurance
  • Public or private assistance
  • Liquidation of application’s assets including retirement accounts (provided liquidation would not cause additional financial hardship)
  • Other reimbursements of income

For more information about the Dolores Hope LPGA Financial Assistance Initiative Fund, or to inquire about receiving assistance, please e-mail



Marge Burns Educational Grants

 The Marge Burns Education Grant is available for LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals and is awarded to assist with the expenses of attending LPGA Certification Programs or Continuing Education workshops or seminars. Established with a bequest from Marge Burns, the grant recognizes the importance of LPGA Certification and Continuing Education for LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals.

 Applicants must be an LPGA Teaching and Club Professional member in good standing.

  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application.
  • We ask that you provide details about the reason why you are requesting assistance.

 There will be three grant periods in 2013. You may submit an application, no sooner than February 1, 2013, and according to the period in which your education program is scheduled.

Grant period deadline dates:

  • April 15, 2013
  • August 15, 2013
  • October 15, 2013

For more information about the Marge Burns Educational Grant, or to inquire about receiving assistance, please contact Tammy Borden  at


Dr. Dede Owens Education and Research Fund

 In memory of the late Dr. DeDe Owens, The LPGA Foundation established the Dr. DeDe Owens LPGA Golf Education and Research Fund. Owens, who was one of the country's leading teachers, a past national president of the LPGA T&CP membership and a 2001 inductee into the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame, was actively involved in teacher education and developing teaching guidelines for individuals with disabilities. The fund supports ongoing LPGA golf education and research projects with which Owens was involved, as well as the future development of LPGA golf education, teacher education and golf research initiatives.

 The fund also has several ongoing projects, including golf education publications, the development and implementation of the LPGA Teacher Education Program for Accessible Golf and teaching research.

 To contribute to the Dr. Dede Owens Education and Research Fund and its mission, please click here.



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