Treasurer’s Tip

John Foti

Put the “fun” back in fundraising

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)
John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

RSOs: as you all know, USGA funds can be used for a variety of events, including fundraisers. However, there are a few policies that you should know about when using USGA funds for fundraisers. Any USGA funds used by an RSO for a fundraiser must be paid back to USGA before any profits can be kept by the RSO. This only applies to fundraisers that are for internal RSO benefit, such as to raise money for trips, jackets, etc.

USGA funds can be used to create awesome fundraising events by using the funds to purchase supplies and food for your events. So when planning your fundraisers you should get creative in organizing events that can turn out maximum profits without having to shell out a lot of coin. Fun fundraisers have a better chance of drawing a larger crowd and greater profit! If you have any questions about fundraising or fundraising policy as it applies to USGA, feel free to stop by my office!

Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer