October 30, 2015. Retrieved online November 2, 2015 from Charlie Blanchard, Las Cruces Bulletin
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College of Business Editor’s Note:
- Download the Gage Gavin Scholarship Entry-Donation Form. (Word document)
- Please submit the form by Nov. 5th so signs can be made.
With an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, on Saturday, Nov. 7, a fundraising golf tournament is scheduled to take place at Las Cruces Golf Club at Sonoma Ranch to help fund an endowment and honor the memory of Gage Gavin, beloved son of Gavin and Tamara Gavin.
The Gage M. Gavin Memorial PGA Golf Management Golf Tournament is planned for there to be two flights: A “friends and family” flight and a “PGM and associates” flight. Should there be more players and teams than currently expected, an afternoon shotgun will be arranged. During the luncheon, which will be provided by LCGC at Sonoma Ranch, a raffle and a live auction will be held as part of the fundraising effort.
The scholarship fund has already become endowed, which ensures that the scholarship will payout every year. The money is put into a university foundation account and the annual interest will be dispersed as a yearly scholarship. Since the principal is not touched, this endowed scholarship will continue forever.”
What is equally significant in terms of funding is the fact that NMSU has announced #Giving Tuesday, which means on December 1st every dollar donated to a scholarship anywhere on campus will be matched by the university dollar for dollar. Since the golf tournament qualifies the donations and entry fees from that event will be deposited on December 1. In effect, golfers who play and donate more will get to contribute twice as much.
The Gage Gavin Golf Tournament proceeds will, of course, be deposited in lump sum. But individual contributions to the Gage Gavin Endowment, as separate from the tournament, can be made with credit card or a check payable to NMSU Foundation, and mailed to NMSU PGA Golf Management Program, Box 30001, Dept. PGM, Las Cruces, NM 88003.
“We’re expecting that this event and funding effort will go as planned and it will make a big difference in a lot of lives,” Gavin says.