The Kwame Foundation, the non-profitable charitable organization run by St. Louis-based Kwame Building Group, raised more than $50,000 at its 16th annual golf tournament at Top Golf in Chesterfield, Missouri, on Aug. 29.
Proceeds will fund scholarships for first-generation, college-bound students at Washington University, Maryville University, Saint Louis University and the University of Kansas and several others. Since 2003, the foundation has endowed more than $1.5 million in scholarships and grants at more than 12 niversities.
Founded by Kim and Anthony Thompson, chief executive officer of Kwame Building Group, The Kwame Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides young people an opportunity to learn, grow and become professionals in their chosen careers. Programs include financial assistance and scholarships, educational mentorships, internship opportunities and training in careers consistent with those needed to compete in a changing environment.
Although the foundation serves students of all races, the primary focus is minority students who are bright, talented, high-achieving individuals but might not otherwise have an opportunity for higher education.
Major corporate sponsors included The Staenberg Group, Mercury Communications, ZeroDay Technology Solutions, L. Keeley Construction, Inspired Solutions, HR Green, Inc, Alberici, Regional Business Council, Enterprise Holdings, Millennia Music & Media Systems, MiTek Inc, S. M. Wilson & Co., Parsons, KDG Engineering LLC, Bodley Group, Steward Family Foundation, Webster University and World Wide Technology.