The Ed Brennan* Memorial Golf Tournament is held every other spring at Club Pelican Bay and serves as the primary fundraising event for The Founders Fund. The next event will be held on Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The Dinner and Auction will be held on Monday night and the golf tournament will be held on Tuesday. This year the event is being sponsored by Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc.
The Founders Fund hosts a “Get Acquainted Luncheon” every year during the Christmas/New Year’s break. The event, held at Club Pelican Bay, honors the annual scholarship recipients of The Fund and is attended by board members, supporters, and the college students currently receiving scholarships.
Held every year at the start of the scholarship application season, counselors from Collier County high schools come to Club Pelican Bay to share information with Founders Fund members and each other about the upcoming graduating class.
Each May, The Founders Fund honors new scholarship recipients with an ice cream reception held at Club Pelican Bay. Trustees, parents, sponsors, and counselors gather together to congratulate and welcome students into the fold as they receive their award.
*The first Board was comprised of Edward J. Brennan, Robert H. Caldwell and Jean Harford. Ed Brennan was the first to suggest the golf fundraising event and served as its Chairman. Ed Brennan succeeded Rocky Caldwell as Chairman of the Board.
In 2000, the event was dedicated to the memory of Ed Brennan who passed away in 1999.