Gift assists GCSAA members affected by natural disasters
Lawrence, Kan. – FMC Corporation, a leading global agricultural sciences company, is supporting GCSAA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Program with a $25,000 donation and will provide dollar-for-dollar matching gift for the 2022 Giving Tuesday Campaign up to a grand total of $25,000. FMC’s donation will help the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) to provide immediate financial assistance to its members who have suffered personal loss from natural disasters.
Giving Tuesday is Nov. 29 and is a great opportunity for GCSAA members and others in the industry to double the impact of their gifts through the generosity of FMC. However, all donations will be matched up to $25,000 regardless of the date they are donated.
“GCSAA has a dozen chapters throughout Florida representing nearly 2,000 members. Programs like the GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund are really needed after devastating events like Hurricane Ian,” said Mike Sisti, FMC’s North America marketing manager for Professional Solutions. “FMC is proud to contribute to the responsive effort and to support GCSAA members in need. The Giving Tuesday Campaign on November 29 is a great opportunity for GCSAA members and others in the industry to take advantage of FMC’s pledge and double the impact of their gifts.”
In 2006, in reaction to Hurricane Katrina, GCSAA established the Disaster Relief Fund to assist GCSAA members who suffered personal loss. The fund has continued to be a resource for members who face tragedy caused by natural disasters, and in 2020 those affected by COVID-19 also became eligible to receive relief funds. The GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund is administer by the GCSAA Foundation.
“We thank FMC for their generosity and willingness to help our members in their time of need, GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “FMC has a long history of supporting GCSAA and its members, and we appreciate all that they do.”
In addition to the Disaster Relief Donation, FMC is proud to support local GCSAA chapters through the FMC Give Back to Local Chapters program. Since its inception in 2020, the program has donated nearly $100,000 directly to local chapters. The latest round of Give Back checks, totaling an additional $5,000, will be delivered by FMC market specialists at local chapter meetings.
FMC is also a Silver Partner in GCSAA’s Partner Recognition Program and is recognized in the GCSAA Foundation’s Cumulative Giving Program at the Presidential Club level, for organizations that have given between $100,000 and $249,999 since 1987.
For more information about the GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund, visit https://www.gcsaa.org/about-gcsaa/gcsaa-disaster-relief-fund.
FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC’s innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet. Visit fmc.com to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn® and Twitter®.
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to more than 19,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and improve communities through enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at GCMonline.com.
The GCSAA Foundation is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to secure funding and support to strengthen advocacy, education, and research that advances the work of golf course management professionals. Visit the Foundation at www.gcsaa.org/foundation.