July 14, 2020
Spirit of Caring Campaign to Assist Georgetown Families in Need
GEORGETOWN, Texas – July 9, 2020 –  On Monday, July 13, 2020 The Caring Place will receive assistance in fulfilling its mission to provide for the basic human needs of all people in Georgetown and northern Williamson County. The Cullen Trust for Higher Education (Cullen Trust) and Southwestern University have teamed to make a substantial donation to The Caring Place as part of a community-wide fundraising campaign, Spirit of Caring. The effort is part of an emergency response to help individuals and families who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis.
The Caring Place provides services to over 6,600 individuals in its community. Last year the organization provided $773,319 in direct services. This year, the pandemic and economic downturn are expected to significantly increase the needs of the community.
The creation of a new campaign to support the work of The Caring Place comes as part of a statewide initiative, The Spirit Food Fund, launched by notable Texas businessman, humanitarian, and philanthropist, Corby Robertson, Jr. By utilizing the capacity and networking of an organization he founded, Spirit Golf Association, Robertson’s vision is to increase support for community organizations at a time when their constituent needs are growing. The Spirit Golf Association launched the Spirit Food Fund in May as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic to raise $2 million and recruit hundreds of volunteers for the Houston Food Bank.

Click here for a short video on our partnership.

Members of the media and Georgetown community are invited to the event.
EVENT:       Check Presentation to The Caring Place
                    Interview and photo opportunities with:
                          • Corby Robertson, Jr, Chairman of the Spirit Golf Association
                          • Laura E. Skandera Trombley, President of Southwestern University
                          • Todd Alfred, President of the Spirit Golf Association
                          • Ginna O’Connor, Executive Director of The Caring Place
DATE:          Monday, July 13, 2020
TIME:           11:00 AM – Noon (CDT)
LOCATION: Southwestern University, Maple and University, Georgetown, TX
                     Event will take place under the Southwestern Arch located on the westside of
                     campus, just off of Maple Street and adjacent to The Cullen Building.
HEALTH PROTOCOLS:  In order to mitigate exposure to COVID-19, all visitors to Southwestern’s campus are required to wear face masks and observe 6-foot social distancing.
About The Spirit Golf Association | The Spirit Golf Association (SGA) is a 501 (c) (3) charity dedicated to the promotion of amateur golf for the benefit of supporting basic human needs for providing food, education and health programs and services. The SGA is the host organization of the premier amateur golf championship, The Spirit International, held at Whispering Pines Golf Club, ranked by Golfweek as the #1 course in Texas and #24 on its top 100 modern courses list. The SGA has contributed more than $13 million to its charitable activities: The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship and healthcare service providers such as Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinics, Medical Bridges and The Immunization Partnership. In 2017, The Spirit Golf Association responded to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts by directing funds to Harvey victims through the United Way, Houston Food Bank, KIPP, Yellowstone Academy and the Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinics.