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Donations & Contributions

If you would like to make a tax-deductible monetary contribution to First Tee – Connecticut, you can do so in one of the following ways.  You may find us listed as the Connecticut Golf Foundation, Inc. and our Federal Tax ID# is 06-1510744.

Online Donations

Click on the “Donate ” button above to visit our hassle-free and secure online donation page.

Credit Card by Phone

If you would prefer not to pay on-line, you can call our office at (860) 882-1660. Donations may be made using MasterCard (our preferred partners!), Visa, American Express or Discover.

Check or Money Order

Make your check payable to First Tee – Connecticut and mail it to us at;

First Tee – Connecticut
55 Golf Club Road
Cromwell, CT 04416

Marketable Securities

First Tee – Connecticut graciously accepts the transfer of marketable securities (stock) to our brokerage account maintained by Morgan Stanley.  Marketable securities will be sold promptly upon receipt.  Please contact Mark Moriarty at by phone, (860) 882-1660, or by email, [email protected] for complete account information.

In Honor & In Memoriam Donations

First Tee – Connecticut gratefully accepts donations in honor and in memory of an individual. We will send an acknowledgment letter to the individual or family with the donor’s name and mailing address. Please contact Marie Bernatchez at (860) 882-1660 if you would like to make a “In Honor” and “In Memory” donation in this manner or simply add a comment to your online donation.

Matching Gifts – Make Your Donation Go Farther

Matching gifts are a type of corporate giving program that essentially stretch, often double, an employee’s initial donation to an eligible nonprofit organization. The first matching gift program began in 1954 when the GE Foundation created the Corporate Alumni Program that matched employee donations to schools and universities. Since then, companies of all shapes and sizes have created matching gift programs to give back to nonprofits and encourage employee philanthropy.

Donors can now search for their companies in this online database to find matching gift dollars, check with their internal HR Department or just contact our office and we will be glad to assist you!

Annual Giving – An Invitation to Join

Please help us equip young people for the most important game of all – life!

Equipment & Club Donations

First Tee – Connecticut accepts equipment donations at our Cromwell office (Office Hours – Monday – Friday from 9:00 – 4:30) or at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course in Bridgeport (limited, seasonal hours only). If you are interested in making a donation, please call (860) 882-1660 (Cromwell) to set up an appointment during our business hours. Scheduling your drop off visit is necessary to meet with a representative to receive your donation and collect your information for a tax-deductible letter. Thank you for your support of First Tee – Connecticut!

Men’s Golf Clubs
Junior Golf Clubs
Women’s Golf Clubs
Golf Bags with legs (Stand Bags)
Colored Golf Balls
  • We ask that all donations be in good to fair condition and no more than 10 years old.
  • All donors will receive a letter for tax purposes from First Tee – Connecticut.
  • First Tee – Connecticut does not assign value to any donations but does provide information on a value guide for that purpose.

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