Jeffrey Knapp Named Director of Development, Caddie Scholarship Foundation
KENILWORTH, N.J. – The New Jersey State Golf Association has made an addition to its staff with the hiring of Jeffrey Knapp as Director of Development, Caddie Scholarship Foundation.
Knapp brings extensive experience in development from over 20 years at various high schools and colleges in the area. Most recently, Knapp served a three-year stint as Director of Advancement & Alumni Engagement at Morris Catholic High School.
In his role with the NJSGA, Knapp will lead the foundation’s fundraising, outreach efforts to past, present and future Caddie Scholars.
“I am excited to join the NJSGA team and look forward to increasing the philanthropic support of the Caddie Scholarship Foundation from member clubs, individuals, and corporate partners, while advancing its mission, stewarding benefactors, and engaging scholarship recipients past and present. I appreciate the NJSGA board and staff members giving me the opportunity to join the NJSGA team, which will enable me to combine my professional skills with my personal passion for the game of golf,” said Knapp, who began with the CSF on September 1.
He has also made stops at Farleigh Dickinson University, Hudson Catholic High School, Immaculate Heart Academy, Don Bosco Preparatory School and the Canterbury School.
Knapp received his bachelor's degree in History & Spanish from the College of the Holy Cross and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration at Felician University in 2008.
“Jeff is joining the association at an exciting time,” expresssed Kevin Purcell, NJSGA Executive Director. “Our new relationship with the Evans Scholars Foundation expands the opportunity for New Jersey caddies. Jeff will be the steward of this relationship and work toward the ultimate goal of a NJSGA/Evans house at Rutgers University.”
About the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation
The NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation has been a shining light for over 74 years in providing financial assistance to deserving member club caddies pursuing higher education. Since 1947, it has provided more than $16 million in college scholarship awards to nearly 3,100 caddies. For the 2022-23 academic year, the Foundation will provide 137 caddies with over $594,000 in scholarships. Caddie scholars are selected based on their academic performance, financial need, and length and quality of service as a caddie. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. The 137 Caddie Scholars for the academic year 2022-23 represent 86 colleges.