(Washington, D.C., November 23, 2009)-The National Club Association Foundation has exceeded its $50,000 goal for the 2009 Campaign to Shape the Future-three months ahead of schedule and in a difficult economy. Campaign sponsors were John Sibbald Associates and Judd Brown Designs, who provided matching funds for individual gifts to the campaign.
Foundation Chairman Robert James, Executive Director of Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y., acknowledged the importance of the broad-based support from the club industry. "We were very excited to achieve this level of success given the challenges facing clubs this year. It demonstrates the support and dedication of the club industry for the work of the Foundation and the critical need for valuable resources to help clubs manage their future.”
The Campaign to Shape the Future was the first major gift-matching grant campaign pursued by the NCA Foundation. Funding provided through the campaign will support the Foundation's research and education programs to help club leaders be better prepared. Specific projects have included development of a new Legal Reference Guide for Private Clubs and a current project examining the impact of technology for private clubs, a joint endeavor of the National Club Association and the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals association.
Donations from the Campaign to Shape the Future will also enable the NCA Foundation to continue its support for programs such as the NCA National Club Conference and the annual Trends & Issues: A Private Club Perspective, which provides in-depth analysis of nationwide trends in demographics, economics, workforce and lifestyle issues affecting the private club world.
John Sibbald Associates provides executive search services to private clubs and resorts in the U.S. and internationally. Work is concentrated at such senior positions as general managers, directors of golf and golf course superintendents. The firm has successfully served more than 1,000 clubs of all types and sizes.