script placeholder

Chamber’s Annual Tournament, FORE Education, to Honor Francey Burke

May 6 Golf Event will Benefit Education Initiatives

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ—The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation has announced the honoree for their FORE Education Golf Tournament, held annually to benefit the Foundation’s initiatives. Francey Burke, the Director of Special Events and Community Relations at Burke Motor Group, will be recognized for her contributions to education at the May 6 event.

            Throughout the past 25 years, Burke has created and organized many unique events to raise funds for charitable organizations, especially to provide college scholarships for local students.  “I have had the honor of reading many of the applications from our area high schools, selecting the recipients, and presenting the scholarships at the Awards Assemblies,” stated Burke. “It’s been a privilege to assist hundreds of students with scholarships for higher education over the years.” Burke’s charitable initiatives have benefitted numerous causes, including over $32,000 raised in the inaugural year of the Burke Promise program, which provides support to local organizations.

            The FORE Education Golf Tournament is the Cape May County Chamber Education Foundation’s premier and only benefit event held annually. In addition to eighteen holes of golf, on-the-course contests, boxed lunch and gourmet dinner stations, this year’s tournament will be packed with extra amenities including pre-event chair massages and handcrafted Bloody Mary bar courtesy of Nauti Spirits, plus post-golf wine tasting with Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and a fabulous silent auction. Two hole-in-one car opportunities are provided courtesy of Kindle Auto Plaza and Burke Motor Group. Early sellout is expected. The event also includes options for non-golfers; individuals may register separately to attend the dinner, which provides an excellent networking opportunity with leaders in the County’s business community.

            Event proceeds benefit the Chamber’s Education Foundation, which funds programs such as Leadership Cape May County, Customer Service Seminars, and scholarships for local students. To date, the Foundation has trained 70+ of Cape May County’s professionals in the skills they need to enhance or move into leadership roles. In 2019 alone, $10,000 in scholarships was awarded to college-bound and post-secondary adult education students. The Foundation continues to develop programs specifically targeted to the education needs of Cape May County students and professionals.

Interested parties may register for the golf tournament, and businesses may find details of sponsorship opportunities, by visiting the Tournament’s website at www.CapeMayCountyChamber.com/golf or by calling 609-465-7181. More information on the Chamber’s Education Foundation can be found at www.capemaycountychamber.com/foundation.

Back to top