Jason Dufner Charitable Foundation

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    Having grown up with a twin brother who competed nationally in golf from a young age, I was very familiar with the sport. So, when I discovered the opportunity to intern with the charity organized by Auburn University graduate and PGA Professional Jason Dufner, whom also shares my passion to feed hungry children, I pursued it with excitement. This role was my first real-life chance to effectively communicate a message that brings about action. It also afforded me the opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes experience with event planning and execution. I supported the foundation team with day-of-event support, sponsor relations, fundraising, promotions, as well as vendor and volunteer coordination. In this inaugural year, we raised an incredible $150,000 in contributions, providing more than 1,200 children in the Auburn area with school lunches and weekend meals throughout the year.