We get it, money talks, so when KPMG decided to double the purse at this week’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, that got a lot of the headlines.
But KPMG, the PGA of America and the LPGA, in partnership for eight years, continue to do impactful things with this tournament that help to empower women. The mid-week KPMG Leadership Summit is one great vehicle. Another program gaining momentum is the KPMG Future Leaders Program.
“We’re proud about the fact that 100 percent of the net proceeds from the tournament and the KPMG Leadership Summit go to fund the KPMG Future Leaders Program, a charitable initiative about developing future generations of women leaders,” said KPMG Deputy Chair and Chief Operating Officer Laura Newinski.
“It’s done through scholarships, through mentoring and through leadership development.”
In the last eight years, KPMG has given $4.5 million in scholarships to 144 recipients. This year marked the third year of graduating those recipients from colleges, and with each graduate comes another potential success story and inspirational tale of overcoming various challenges and obstacles.
“We are bringing young women who otherwise may not have found their way to four-year college experiences, and not just taking them there, but helping them in ways that will improve their lives,” Newinski said.