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The Club Foundation Names Ten Joe Perdue Scholars

Kyle Jennings

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Alexandria, VA—July 26, 2023—The Club Foundation announces the recipients of the 2023 Joe Perdue Scholarship:

Olive Beauchesne
Johnson & Wales University, Providence

Grace Canzano
University of Massachusetts

Diego Cardenas
University of Houston

Hailey Coates
Virginia Tech

Kalie Dahl
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Fiona Heeney
University of Missouri – Columbia

Rachel Lewis
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Joshua May
Michigan State University

Molly Passow
Niagara University

Grace Schuler
Drexel University


The Joe Perdue Scholarship provides tuition support to students who are pursuing careers in club management. Any individual who is actively seeking a managerial career in the club industry and is currently attending an accredited, four-year college or university undergraduate program may apply to The Club Foundation for scholarship assistance.

The scholarship was established in 1988 to honor Joe Perdue, CCM, CHE, the club industry’s leading hospitality educator. From 1986 to 2015, Joe Perdue served as Academic Advisor for the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) and was responsible for the initial development of CMAA’s Business Management Institute (BMI). He coordinated more than 300 weeklong BMI programs for more than 10,000 professionals. Beyond the US, he developed education programs in China, South Africa, Europe, and Canada.

"The Club Foundation applauds these students for their hard work and dedication to furthering their hospitality education, with a focus on pursuing a career in the club industry,” said The Club Foundation’s and CMAA’s President and CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE. “The Club Foundation is honored to provide these scholarships made possible through the generosity of our donors, the members of CMAA, Chapters, and industry partners.”

About The Club Foundation

The Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established by CMAA in 1988. The Foundation seeks to fund the life cycle of a club manager’s career, providing financial support for five key areas: students, faculty, club managers, CMAA chapters, and the club industry at large. It supports the advancement of club management professionals, funding industry education programs through scholarships and grants. Donations to The Club Foundation are essential to the continued success of the club industry and support club management professionals at every stage of their careers. Since 1988, The Club Foundation has awarded more than $8.5 million in scholarships and grants to provide individuals with professional development opportunities, education and research, and essential training. Learn more at

About CMAA

Founded in 1927, the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with more than 7,000 members throughout the US and internationally. Our members contribute to the success of more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town, and yacht clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for efficient and successful club operations. Under the covenants of professionalism, education, leadership, and community, CMAA continues to extend its reach as the leader in the club management practice. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 40 professional chapters and more than 40 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at

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