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G.O.L.F. - Greater Organization for the Less Fortunate

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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services

Mission: The Greater Organization for the Less Fortunate raises money to provide scholarships to carefully selected students, who are deserving but underserved, so they are able to attend college. In addition to scholarships for education, G.O.L.F. awards amounts of money throughout the year to the less fortunate. These awards are considered on an as needed basis.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Started donating to GOLF at inception. Those that lead this effort are truly dedicated and honest. Good to know that money is finding its way directly to those in need. Proud of the work this organization accomplishes supporting dreams of those in need and changing their lives for the better!

Board Member

Rating: 5

G.O.L.F is a fantastic organization that gives a genuine and honorable effort to help underprivileged children. Being apart of the organization and giving back is a gratifying experience.

Board Member

Rating: 5

GOLF is an organization run by people who truly want to help others! They give much of their time and effort to provide a day of fun and engagement from friends and family that catalyzes scholarships for deserving students to be able to attend college. This is a great cause run by great people.

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Donor

Rating: 5

G.O.L.F. is the best! There is so much hard work behind the scenes from people who receive nothing but goodwill for their efforts, that turns into a tremendous event filled with golf, laughs, fun, and most importantly donations for deserving, underprivileged kids. This organization is truly incredible and gives so much back to the community through Fr. Smith.

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Donor

Rating: 5

G.O.L.F. is one of the best charities around. The individuals that started this project should be very proud of what they have done for the less fortunate. I am hoping you keep this charity going for a long time.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that raises money for students from throughout the Chicago-land area to attend college. They do this through amazing events such as the annual golf tournament, a super bowl raffle, and a bar fundraising event. Always a fun time when supporting G.O.L.F!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Being the founder of a charitable foundation has made me really appreciate the great work done by G.O.L.F. I have been a supporter of their efforts and also admire how they keep their operating costs so low.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization helping those in need for over three decades! The founders and committee are dedicated to raising funds for student scholarships. Each year is better than the next! Thanks for all you do G.O.L.F.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Dedicated volunteers. Great cause. Every dollar goes to support those less fortunate. Proud to be associated with this organization for 38 years.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Greater Organization for the Less Fortunate is a wonderful charity that helps so many students in need! I am so grateful to be a part of it. Can't wait to continue our efforts!

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Donor

Rating: 5

GOLF is a class act organization. Great events for a great cause. I have a great time at the golf outing each year and enjoy giving back.

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Donor

Rating: 5

G.O.L.F. provide funds for Chicago Area needy students to move forward with their education achieve their career goals. Knowing that 100% of the money donated goes to fund kids dreams makes donating easy! Thank you to all the hardworking volunteers who have worked so hard over the years to make those dreams come true.

1 Bill Z.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Greater Organization for the Less Fortunate does so much good for those that need help. I'm thrilled to be a supporter

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Donor

Rating: 5

GOLF has been in the business of helping those less fortunate for over 30 years. It is a testament to those volunteers who have been helping to raise money for so long. Even better, younger people are becoming involved so that the good work will continue long after the founders have stepped back. It is a pleasure and reward to be involved with this extraordinary project for over 20 years. I look forward to staying involved as long as I can.

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Donor

Rating: 5

GOLF creates an opportunity to laugh, compete, and most importantly give back. I have attended the last 3 GOLF events and each on has been better than the last. I'll be back next year!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

GOLF is the classic "doing good having fun." The outing is a very well run event with dedicated volunteers and generous donors so 100% of the proceeds go to help the less fortunate. Doing good for a long time proves the model and there is great core of young leaders to carry on the tradition of service. Everyone looks forward to their signature event every year both for the fun and for the opportunity to help this great cause.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Being involved with Greater Organization for Less Fortunate( G.O.L.F.) for 38 years has been my pleasure. It has helped children and young adults with their tuition for a higher education. I am very proud of this organization because 100% of the proceeds raised goes for the benefit of these kids.

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Donor

Rating: 5

G.O.L.F charity has helped so many less fortunate students get a good education. Those who run it are volunteers. No one makes any money doing the great work they do. It is a wonderful organization, doing so much good for those in need to help them better their lives.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The G.O.L.F (Greater Organization for the Less Fortunate) has been helping kids from Chicago's inner city neighborhoods afford college for over 35 years. All monies raised go to needy kids who wouldn't be able to achieve a college education without assistance from G.O.L.F. An annual golf tournament held in August is the driving force behind raising revenue for the scholarship fund.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Where every dollar raised goes to charity - honored to be a donor

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The story of G.O.L.F. (Greater Organization for the Less Fortunate) is a selfless one in which the true "stars" are a group of men and women who devote hundreds of hours year round to ensure that the less fortunate students in our communities have an opportunity to earn the "impossible dream" - a college degree - through the G.O.L.F. Scholarship Fund. The true beauty of this organization is that none of the volunteers and founders NEED to do this - they do it because they WANT to share their own good fortune with others who are less fortunate - and that --- is priceless.