Inaugural Stewart & Hanrahan Invitational Raises $16,500 for WomenGive
The Ptarmigan Country Club provided a beautiful backdrop for the first Stewart & Hanrahan Invitational on Monday, June 27. Created by Scott Stewart, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer at Bank of Colorado, and John Hanrahan, Broker & Partner for The Group Real Estate the event raised $16,500 for WomenGive, a local program of United Way of Larimer County that provides support and financial assistance through childcare scholarships to single mothers pursuing postsecondary education.
“We have recipients that only need childcare before and after school for an elementary aged student. Then we have some recipients that need full-time infant care which is a much larger scholarship amount,” explained WomenGive Director, Madisen Golden. “Scholarship awards can range from a few hundred to over $6,000 each semester. We’re over the moon on the donation from the Stewart & Hanrahan Golf Invitational – their goal was to fund one scholarship and with this donated amount – we’ll be funding five!”
Nearly 100 people participated in the sold out four-person scramble event. Participants enjoyed lunch at the Ptarmigan Country Club and awards were presented to top scores.
WomenGive started in 2006 by a small group of women that now total over 500 members who use their financial resources to help women in Larimer County achieve economic self-sufficiency. As of today, 845 childcare scholarships have been awarded that provided childcare to 407 children resulting in 127 WomenGive recipients graduating.
For co-founders John Hanrahan and Scott Stewart, the event combines their passion for golf and their desire to give back to the community. Each, parents, they know how important childcare is to young parents. Stewart is a Colorado native and is an avid golfer and class A member of the PGA. He has worked as a mortgage professional for more than 23 years, currently working for Bank of Colorado. Hanrahan is a retired PGA professional and worked as the Head Golf Professional at the Fort Collins Country Club for 25 years. He made the transition to real estate in 2015. He and his wife, Connie Hanrahan, have been longtime supporters of WomenGive. In fact, Connie is a charter member of the organization.
Thanks to a successful turnout in participants and money raised for WomenGive, the event will return in 2023 and continue to fund child scholarships for WomenGive.