San Jose, Calif. – Members of Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose, Calif. recently formed an Employee Scholarship Foundation to provide scholarships to Club employees and their dependents to pursue post-secondary, trade, technical and other similar educational opportunities. The scholarship program also serves as a valuable tool in attracting and retaining employees in a very competitive work environment. The first round of scholarships will be awarded this spring.
The mission of the Foundation is to enable employees of Silver Creek Valley Country Club (SCVCC) to reduce their financial obligations so they can focus on learning as they pursue their educational goals. All SCVCC employees, both full and part time, who work a minimum of 400 hours a year, and their dependents, are eligible after one year of employment. Educational opportunities that qualify for the scholarship program include candidates pursuing 4-year accredited college or university, a 2-year accredited junior college, a nationally accredited and authorized vocational school or similar institution or educational program. Scholarship awards may be used to pay for tuition and fees required for enrollment and attendance, books, supplies, and equipment required for coursework.
“We were inspired to create a scholarship fund at SCVCC from a chance meeting, my wife and I had with a young bartender when visiting her family in Illinois,” said Rod Romanchuk, Silver Creek Valley Country Club member and President of the Scholarship Foundation. “His dad was a long time groundskeeper at the family’s country club and he was one of their ‘scholars’. Upon further discussion, we found out the Club created a 501C3 fund, supported by member donations, to financially support the academic dreams of their staff and dependent children through grants paid directly to academic institutions. SCVCC was eager to explore this great tool to offer our fabulous staff an extra perk. The response all around has been tremendous. Over $125,000 raised in four months with 10 applicants so far. We have great hopes for continuing this special program into the future not only to help our employee families but to attract and retain excellent staff throughout the Club.”
Nestled in the foothills of the Silver Creek Valley region among magnificent oak trees, a meandering creek, wetlands, and native grass areas, the golf course was designed to coexist with the scenic natural environment. Originally designed by Ted Robinson in 1992, the Silver Creek Valley golf course was renovated by award-winning architect Mike Strantz in 2002. Silver Creek Valley Country Club is San Jose’s largest and most striking private golf and country club. Situated atop hills overlooking the golf course, lakeside waterfalls, and the Silicon Valley, the 34,000 square-foot clubhouse underwent a multi-million-dollar enhancement project in 2016. The club also features a Sports Pavilion, which includes a beautiful tennis complex, new pickleball courts, a fitness center and two swimming pools.
Silver Creek Valley Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, and is a Boardroom Magazine “Distinguished Emerald Club” representing the best-of-the-best in private clubs.
For more information on Silver Creek Valley Country Club, visit www.scvcc.com.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 740-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.