Charity Spotlight: The Bonus Fund


Birdies #: 1041

Location: East Moline, IL

Website: Birdies for Charity

Mission: The John Deere Classic Bonus Fund was established to support the continuing efforts of the John Deere Classic, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, to provide 5 to 10 percent bonus dollars to hundreds of participating charitable organizations. The Bonus Fund is supported with dollars from individual donors, the support of corporations and with dollars from tournament revenues.

Impact on the Community:

  • ONE DONATION SUPPORTS OVER 400 CHARITIES
  • YOUR DONATION HELPS SUSTAIN THE ANNUAL $53 MILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE EVENT ON THE QUAD CITIES
  • A JOHN DEERE FOUNDATION MATCHING GRANT IMMEDIATELY DOUBLES YOUR DOLLARS
  • THE PLATINUM TEE CLUB GIVES DONORS A WAY TO FILL THE BONUS FUND DIRECTLY, WHILE RECEIVING EXCLUSIVE TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCES

In 2020, even without a tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the John Deere Classic was able to deliver the promised 5% match to 460+ participating charities! There are a number of ways you can support the Bonus Fund throughout the year:

  • Direct Donations
  • Volunteering at the John Deere Classic
  • Become a Platinum Tee Club Donor ($750 or more)
  • Attending fundraising events
  • Supporting a charity through the Charity Spotlight Program
  • Payroll Deduction initiatives through your company/organization

If you wish to inquire about any of the above ways to support the Bonus Fund, please contact Jennifer Kress at jenniferk@jdclassic.com.



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