‘Fore’ the Next Generation: MAF Annual Golf Outing Raises Record Funds for Educational Programs

Start with dedication to supporting architectural education for students of all ages, add in camaraderie and some healthy competition – and you end up one very successful event.
That was recently the case, when architects and other professionals participated in Michigan Architectural Foundation’s 16th annual golf outing at Dearborn Country Club.
The event raises money for MAF educational programs, including college scholarships, ‘Architecture, its Elementary,’ MAF’s K-5 architecture education program, and for the Dumke Fund, which provides children’s architecture books for public libraries and hospital pediatric centers. This year’s nine-hole format event sold out weeks in advance, and more than doubled last year’s financial success,
“MAF’s annual golf outing is one of our most popular fundraising events,” said event co-chair Kevin Shultis.  “As a result, MAF has been able to grow our scholarship fund, and our innovative educational programs. The event also provides a great opportunity to network and spend quality time with colleagues. It’s a win all the way around.”
Winning event teams will have their names engraved on the traveling Pickell Cup. The  names of the women’s overall medalist team will be engraved on the new Dumke Cup, in honor of event co-founder and former AIA Michigan executive director Rae Dumke.
  •  Pickell Cup Front Nine Medalist Team:

Jim Malloure, Allie Frankel, Nevra Kreger

  • Pickell Cup Back Nine Medalist Team:

Gene Gardella, Rich Danes, Romano Curti, Tyler Mohr

  • Dumke Cup Women’s Medalist Team:

Rae Dumke, Michelle Saroki, Kathy Cetlinski, Catherine DeDecker

  • First Place Combined Team:

Craig Thompson, Mike McGlynn, Tricia Ruby, Lindsey Rem with Gene Gardella, Rich Danes, Romano Curti, Tyler Mohr

  • Second Place Combined Team:

Damian Farrell, Katherine Farrell, Stephanie Benz, Bruce Benz with Stephen Barlow, Greg Ansell, Matt Terman, Max Dunigan

  • Third Place Combined Team:

Gene Hopkins, Tamara Burns, Cathy Mosley, Mike Mosley, with Sean Corriveau, Chris Small, Jeff Hausman, Patrick Kanary

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