January 1 – March 31
The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is Hilton Head Island’s largest sporting and social event – and thanks to Birdies for Charity, it’s also the fast, easy and fun way to raise money for your organization. Birdies for Charity is a no-cost opportunity for your organization to connect with donors while tapping into the excitement of South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR golf tournament. 100% of the funds you raise through pledges goes directly to your organization. In addition, the Heritage Classic Foundation will contribute an extra 15% to each of the registered charities. It’s one golf tournament where everybody wins!
Birdies for Charity is like a walk-a-thon, but instead of donating per mile, participants make a pledge for every birdie made at the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing. Donors have the flexibility to pay in advance or to be billed after the tournament, or they may make a one-time donation.
IN 2016, THE PROS MADE 1,232 BIRDIES DURING THE TOURNAMENT. IF 1,300 BIRDIES ARE MADE DURING THE 2017 EVENT THE PLEDGES WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS:
1 cent pledge = $13.00 total pledge
3 cent pledge = $39.00 total pledge
10 cent pledge = $130.00 total pledge
$1.00 pledge = $1,300 total pledge
All pledges must be made online before March 31. Any pledges received after that date will not be processed. All pledges must be made payable and returned to the Heritage Classic Foundation no later than May 31. Money received after that date will be sent to the charity but not matched.
You must have a valid email address to make a donation online. If you do not have an email address and want to participate, please contact the registered charity of your choice directly for assistance.
Please note the following pledge guidelines:
- A minimum flat donation is $25.
- A minimum per birdie pledge $.01 is required.
- A maximum per birdie pledge is $1.00.
- A maximum flat donation of $1,500 will be accepted.
In 2016, the Heritage Classic Foundation distributed $210,000 to local nonprofits thanks to the Birdies for Charity Program, pushing the total to $5.25 million since 2000.
July 15 – December 15
The Heritage Classic Foundation (HCF) invites you to become a patron of Heritage Champions Fore Charity—a philanthropic initiative designed to grow our charitable impact throughout the region. The goal of this exclusive program is to increase the charitable dollars generated by the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing which provides year round support to the nonprofit organizations in our communities.
The HCF is grateful to those Patrons who make unrestricted donations. Every unrestricted dollar received assists the HCF in our effort to continue these giving programs. Heritage Champions Fore Charity Patrons are encouraged to designate the Heritage Classic Foundation as their charity of choice.
DONATION TIME FRAME •
JULY 15 – DECEMBER 15
The Heritage Champions Fore Charity program begins on July 15th and runs through December 15. Donations made outside of this time frame will be accepted and presented to the designated charity, however a match will not be applied until after July 15 of the following year.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Heritage Classic Foundation reserves the right to discontinue the matching program at any time.
Patron Designation • $1,000+
For each individual contribution of $1,000 or more to the Heritage Classic Foundation (HCF), you or your company will be named a Heritage Champions Fore Charity Patron. As a Patron, you may designate a registered charity to receive your tax-deductible donation.
Individuals, businesses or other entities may make contributions in excess of $5,000 however, the HCF will only match up to $5,000.
You may choose for your donation to remain anonymous. Otherwise, your name may appear on our Heritage Classic Foundation website
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Heritage Champions Fore Charity program?
Heritage Champions Fore Charity is an exciting initiative of the Heritage Classic Foundation (HCF) to favorably impact the charitable giving associated with the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. Its goal is to increase the HCF’s year round impact in our communities throughout the state of South Carolina.
Who can participate?
Individuals or companies may participate by making a direct contribution to the Heritage Classic Foundation (HCF) in the minimum amount of $1,000. The HCF reserves the right to review and reject donations for any reason. The matching money for this program is derived from the proceeds of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament and from unrestricted donations to the HCF. The HCF reserves the right to discontinue the match at any time.
Why should I participate in this program?
The Heritage Classic Foundation (HCF) will enhance donations with a match to the registered charity of your choice. The program was designed for those who through their charitable contribution wish to make a significant impact. As a member of this program you will receive the exclusive designation as a Heritage Champions Fore Charity Patron. Participation in this program does not preclude involvement in the Birdies for Charity program, which occurs in the months preceding the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.
What is considered a registered charity ?
What if a charity that I am interested in supporting is not on the list?
If the charity of your choice is not listed on our webpage, it will be subject to approval by the HCF. Please contact Angie Taylor at the HCF to inquire about adding charities to the list. firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I donate directly to the Heritage Classic Foundation?
Yes, the Heritage Classic Foundation (HCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Unrestricted donations made directly to the HCF will be used to assist in expanding our charitable outreach.
Is there a limit on how much I can contribute?
There is no limit on your donation amount but only the first $5,000 will receive the match. The gift must be a donation. Any goods and services received by the Patron from their designated charity as a result of their donation is prohibited. The matching money for this program is derived from the proceeds of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament. The HCF reserves the right to discontinue the match at any time.
Can I apportion my donation to different charities?
Participants may designate a registered charity to receive the donation with a maximum of two charities for each $1,000 donation. For example, Charity A may receive $900 and Charity B may receive $100.
Is there a specific open period for accepting donations and distributing them to the designated charities?
Donations for this program will be accepted year round however, only donations received from July 15 – December 15 will receive a match. Donations received outside of that time frame will not be matched until the following year. All donations will be sent to your specified charity within 30 days of receipt of the donation. The matching money for this program is derived from the proceeds of the golf tournament and from the generosity of donors who make unrestricted donations directly to the HCF. The HCF reserves the right to discontinue the match at any time.