Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this campaign happening?

The SCGA, USGA and 2023 U.S. Open host site, The Los Angeles Country Club, have come together to create a community legacy that will provide more opportunity for youth in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.

What is the campaign goal?

The campaign aims to raise $18 million to support developing youth on, and beyond, the course through the SCGA’s Junior Golf Foundation and restoring Maggie Hathaway Golf Course.

Where is the money going?

As a result of this campaign, the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation will continue to hire and develop more coaches, who will provide impactful programs with demonstrated outcomes across Southern California. The campaign will drive further program expansion, giving more kids the space to develop critical social, emotional and cognitive-behavioral skills that foster benefits across a broad range of health and academic outcomes.

Additionally, the campaign will explore ways to enhance Maggie Hathaway GC's long-standing role in the community as a gathering place. Renowned golf course architect, Gil Hanse, has agreed to restore the golf and practice areas. 

Can I pledge my gift over a period of time?

Yes! Gifts can be pledged monthly and annually. For more information, please contact Camille Mahlknecht at 

Once I make my campaign gift, how else can I get involved?

Thank you for your gift! You can continue to support by:  

To discuss additional ways to get involved, please contact Camille Mahlknecht at

Will donors be publicly acknowledged?

Yes! Donor recognition benefits are outlined here. If you prefer to support anonymously, you can indicate this on your digital donation form or by contacting Camille Mahlknecht at 

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes! Once your gift has been received you will be sent a donation acknowledgment letter via email.  

When will the campaign end?

This campaign will continue beyond the culmination of the U.S. Open through the end of the year.

Can I specify what my gift supports?

Yes! If you have a specific initiative of this campaign that you are most passionate about, please indicate this in the ‘Campaign’ field on the digital donation form.

You can also contact Camille Mahlknecht at

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