Toro Company Is the First Institute Victory Club Member
The Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), recently announced that The Toro Co., has become the first member of the Victory Club, recognizing its cumulative giving of more than $1 million over the last 19 years.
“The Institute could not have accomplished what it has without the support of Toro,” said GCSAA CEO Steve Mona. “Toro has been a true leader in fostering environmental stewardship and in backing the efforts of The Environmental Institute for Golf. We are most appreciative of their contributions, but even more so of the support of the golf course management profession that has existed for decades.”
Toro’s support of The Institute and association activities since 1987 includes contributions to GCSAA’s 75th Anniversary, Platinum Tee Club, the Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan Endowment, “Investing in the Beauty of Golf” endowment campaign, participation in the Golf Industry Show Silent Auction, the Szafranski Grant, EDGE: Golf’s online resource, the Watson Fellowship, and GCSAA’s Golf Course Environmental Profile project.
The Golf Course Environmental Profile project, the most recent GCSAA environmental program, has met with widespread support. Preliminary estimates indicate that more than 2,900 surveys were returned by golf course superintendents, representing about 17 percent of the golf facilities within the United States. Additional phases of the project will be completed throughout the next five years.
“We are proud to say that Toro is the first name to enter The Environmental Institute of Golf’s Victory Club,” said Michael J. Hoffman, Toro president and CEO. “We support the vision of The Institute and are pleased to collaborate on such vital programs and services."