The 2015-16 J. Wood Platt Endowed Caddie-Scholars; back row, left to right -- James Holden, Max Glass, James Mundy, and Nicholas Swift; front row, left to right -- Bill McDonnell, Ted Decker, Samuel Dalton, and Frank Ferguson.
The Platt Caddie Scholarship Endowment Program has been initiated to further secure the future stability of
the Scholarship. Endowed scholarships are permanently restricted funds that are invested to ensure the existence
of the scholarship in perpetuity. Our endowment program offers the donor the ability to tailor the gift and the
resulting named award to suit personal philanthropic goals. It is a minimum $50,000 level of giving.
A unique quality of the Platt Endowment Program is that it permanently links the donor, honoree or sponsoring
organization with golf, J. Wood Platt, youth and education. Every year the Scholarship is thrilled to communicate
with the donors and/or honorees to inform them about the student(s) who receive the Scholarship and what
makes him or her a worthy recipient. The Scholarship often hears of the satisfaction donors feel knowing they
made a difference in a young student’s life. The award recipients often send letters of gratitude to the benefactors
letting those individuals know how important their support has been.
There are currently twelve fully-funded endowments. The recipients of these endowments are recognized at the annual brunch every December. The currently endowed Platt Scholars (2016-2017) are:
BMW Endowed Scholarship
Mark McLaughlin, Merion Golf Club, Penn State University
Given to a recipient of the Platt Evans Scholarship
Michael Brown Endowed Scholarship
Katie Sautter, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Temple University
Given to a caddie who attends Temple University
Charles & Barbara Close Endowed Scholarship
Jeremy Pulver, Cedarbrook Country Club, West Chester University
Given to a caddie who works at Cedarbook.
Frank & Margery Cooper Endowed Scholarship
Nicholas Arechabala, Merion Golf Club, Drexel University
Given to a caddie who works at either Merion or Stonewall.
Tom Fazio Endowed Scholarship
Christopher North, Lancaster Country Club, Penn State University
Established by the membership at Pine Valley Golf Club in honor of one of golf’s leading architects and a Philadelphia-area native, it is given to a caddie who shows a financial need and wishes to enter the golf business full-time after college.
GAP Presidential Scholarship
Mark Doman, Saucon Valley Country Club, University of Pittsburgh
Given to the senior Platt Scholar with the highest cumulative grade point average.
Arthur J. Kania Endowed Scholarship
Jake Heneghan, Overbrook Country Club, Penn State University
Given to a caddie who works at either Overbrook or Pine Valley, or attends Villanova University or the University of Scranton.
Brian P. Kelly Endowed Scholarship
Gregory Palko, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Temple University
Given to a caddie who works at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club
Bill & Judi Leonard Endowed Scholarship
Anthony Tummillo, Stonewall, University of Pittsburgh
Given to a caddie who works at Stonewall.
Leon Prince Endowed Scholarship
Michael Ryan, Rolling Green Golf Club, La Salle University
Given to a high-performing Business major
William T. Walsh Endowed Scholarship
Alexander Cohen, Philadelphia Country Club, Temple University
Given to a caddie who works at Philadelphia Country Club.
Jonathan Pierpont Warner Endowed Scholarship
Michael Zabrecky, Saucon Valley Country Club, Elizabethtown College
Given to a caddie who works at Aronimink, Merion, or Saucon Valley.
John A. Pergolin Scholarship
William Mahoney, Huntingdon Valley Country Club, St. Joseph’s University
This named (not endowed) scholarship is presented to a St. Joseph’s student in honor of the past longtime Education Director of the J. Wood Platt.
Click on this link to download an information packet on the J. Wood Platt Endowed Scholarship Program.