Wells Fargo Championship

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Champions For Education

Champions for Education, based in Charlotte, NC, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation created when the tournament was founded by Wells Fargo.

About Champions for Education

Champions for Education, based in Charlotte, NC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation created when the tournament was founded by Wells Fargo, Quail Hollow Club and the PGA TOUR in 2002. The Wells Fargo Championship serves as the principal fundraiser for the organization’s efforts to support local and regional charitable organizations.

The creation of a non-profit organization to operate a PGA TOUR event is not unusual. Most of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour events are structured to provide a flow-through organization where money is contributed to charity after each tournament. Once the tournament is complete, the operational expenses are paid and the board of Champions for Education can determine how much charitable donations it can make within the community. To date, Champions for Education has donated over $20 million dollars to Charlotte and Wilmington (site of the 2017 tournament) to local charitable foundations.

Board of Directors

Kendall Alley
Wells Fargo
Executive Vice President
Luke Kissam
Albemarle Corporation
Chairman, President & CEO
Nicholas Carey
Wells Fargo
SVP, Head of Sponsorships & Brand Engagement
Stephanie Rivera
Champions For Education

Board Member
Armando Chardiet
Atrium Health Foundation
Felix Sabates
Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte
Rich Davies
Pavilion Development Company
Robert Stevanovski
Chairman & Co-Founder
John W. Harris
Lincoln Harris
CEO and Chairman
Eric Steigerwalt
Brighthouse Financial
President and CEO
Johno Harris
Lincoln Harris

Tournament Staff

Hollis Cavner
Executive Director
Gary Sobba
Tournament Director
Keri Kansagor
Assistant Tournament Director
Tony Schuster
Director of Operations
Kacy Harmon
Director of Ticketing, Digital Communications & Project Management
Martha Autry
Director of Volunteers, Charity & Events
Lee Patterson
Media/Communications Director
Cameron Wells
Tournament and Pro-Am Coordinator
Gina Spears
Tournament Accountant
Carson Cavner
Operations Assistant
Scott Auker
Corporate Partnerships Director
Chad Walser
Corporate Partnerships Associate
Bryan Robinson
Partnerships Associate/Fulfillment Coordinator