The purpose of the foundation is to to provide support for educational scholarships, professional development, and research concentrated on the advancement of private club professionals and students in the Pittsburgh Chapter of CMAA. We will also endeavor to support other charitable organizations for the benefit of our communities.
Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation (PCMF) is committed to granting funds as tuition for BMI I, II or III and the review course for managers pursuing their CCM designation. As the Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation moves forward, it looks to achieved funding goals of $500,000, enabling the foundation to grant tuition for all required BMI courses: BMI Food & Beverage and BMI Golf; and will eventually grant student scholarships to our affiliated student chapters. The Foundation will also cover expenses for monthly education sessions hosted by Pittsburgh Chapter of the CMAA.
PCMF began with seed money generated through the annual Pittsburgh Chapter Golf Outing. The Foundation will continue to evolve and grow its funding and remains committed to the pursuit of it's mission.
The idea for the foundation was first presented to the Pittsburgh Chapter of the CMAA in 2007 by president Dan Brennan. In 2017, the Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation was created due to the collaborative effort of several club managers, most notably Dan Brennan, Scott Neill, and Justin Kolanz.
Pittsburgh Chapter of the CMAA members are involved in continuing to develop this program and taking advantage of the opportunities the scholarships present. Members of the community at large, including vendor affiliates and other club professionals, are also welcome to become involved in this meaningful effort.