Team Fundraising Competition, Golf Tournament, Online Auction
All Part of Bauer Champions Scholarship Campaign
In partnership with the University of Houston Bauer College Alumni Association, the C. T. Bauer College of Business has launched the Bauer Champions Scholarship Campaign, with a goal of raising $100,000 or more for student scholarships.
The campaign includes several fundraising efforts, such as the 2009 Ted Bauer Golf Classic sponsored by Select Asset Management, LLC, and the alumni group’s second annual online auction.
In addition, alumni who want to raise funds for the campaign are being encouraged to start teams with other alumni who may have graduated from the same program, belonged to a student organization or now work at the same company. The team with the most members will be recognized, along with the team that raises the largest dollar amount.
“I challenge all Bauer alumni to become Bauer Champions, by either starting a company team or a team of classmates from a graduation year,” Bauer Alumni Association President Matt Houston (‘02) said. “We’ve created many fun ways that alumni can get involved.”
The 2009 Ted Bauer Golf Classic is an upcoming event that will complement the team aspect of the Bauer Champions Scholarship Campaign. Last year, the golf tournament raised more than $30,000 for student scholarships. It will be held on May 18, 2009, at Champions Golf Club in Houston.
“Through strong committee leadership, the golf tournament has surpassed the goals that have been set for it,” Houston said. “Each year, the tournament grows and has become a great way for alumni to raise scholarship funds while reconnecting and networking.”
Golf committee chair Andrew Wittich (MBA ’03) said he is hoping to replicate and possibly surpass the success of last year’s golf tournament. “We’ll hopefully accomplish our goal even in a tough economic climate,” he added.
In addition to the Ted Bauer Golf Classic, another element of the Bauer Champions Scholarship Campaign is the Bauer Alumni Association’s second annual Online Auction. Alumni can get involved by either donating items to the auction or bidding once the site launches in May. Items up for bid will be a seven-day stay at a beach house in Brazil and several other vacation spots, dinner with KPRC anchor Dominique Sachse (’90), rounds of golf at first-class courses and events in exclusive restaurants. For more information on the auction, contact Edward Edson (MBA ’02) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-830-2122.
For more information and to register online for the 2009 Ted Bauer Golf Classic, visit the University of Houston Alumni Association website. Entries will be accepted until May 15.
By Mayra Cruz