The Club Foundation Names 2018 Sally Burns Rambo Scholarship Recipients



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The Club Foundation Names 2018 Sally Burns Rambo Scholarship Recipients

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Kyle Jennings

Alexandria, VA – The Club Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Sally Burns Rambo Scholarship. Established in 2012 by The Club Foundation with the assistance of the Club Managers Association of America’s (CMAA) Texas Lone Star Chapter, the Sally Burns Rambo Scholarship honors mentor, role model, and pioneer Sally Burns Rambo, CCM, who paved the way for the success of countless club industry leaders. 

The 2018 recipients are: 

  • Elizabeth Barry, Bronxville Field Club, Bronxville, NY
  • Alexandria Bearden, Paradise Valley Country Club, Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Sally Becker, CCM, The Country Club of Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
  • Kimberly Brady, Gulph Mills Golf Club, King of Prussia, PA
  • Lindsey Bolander, Country Club of Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Kathryn Cipresso, CCM, Country Club of Buffalo, Williamsville, NY
  • Millie Harper, CCM, North Ridge Country Club, Raleigh, NC
  • Sandy McDowell, Cosmos Club, Washington, DC
  • Tonya Williams, Charlotte City Club, Charlotte, NC

To honor Sally Burns Rambo’s memory and the legacy that she created, this scholarship provides financial support to female club managers interested in furthering their professional development. Recipients receive the tuition costs and travel expenses to attend their choice of one of the CMAA’s Business Management Institutes. 

Curt Kelley, CCM, General Manager of Preston Trail Golf Club in Dallas, TX, shared regarding the scholarship’s namesake: “I had the privilege of working for Sally at Lakewood Country Club in Dallas, TX. Of all her accomplishments throughout her 41 year career, Sally was most proud of the work/life balance that she was able to create. She was a proven and respected club manager while also being a wife and loving mother. The latter role extended well beyond her two biological sons to many of us in the industry today! Sally encouraged professionalism, continued education, giving back to community, and quality of life. I wish she was still here today because she was an extraordinary role model and mentor.”

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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. Learn more at