Eddie Lowery Planned Giving Program


The Ouimet Fund is pleased to honor, as members of the Eddie Lowery Planned Giving Program, those individuals who have made a future commitment to The Fund through an estate gift. Planned (or bequest) gifts naming the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund as beneficiary through a will, trust agreement, life insurance policy or other deferred gift, such as a 401(k), provide a vital resource for our scholarship aid.

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Making a gift to future generations of Ouimet Scholars by including the Ouimet Fund in your will or living trust is simple, easy, and we can help.  While we offer the opportunity, as a donor, to become more publicly engaged with our Scholars and friends, we can also work with you to ensure your preferred level of privacy. Ideal planned giving program participants have a deep affinity for golf, young people and education.  Donors will receive the satisfaction that comes with realizing your goal of helping young people attain their college dreams and helping to set them on stable footing following graduation.

Speaking with your attorney and financial advisor helps ensure that your gift to Ouimet is best for you and your family.  Your attorney can add a codicil and not need to revise the entire will or trust. Naming the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund as a beneficiary of a specific amount or percentage from your estate is easy, and we can provide language to help you do so.

About Eddie Lowery

In the history of golf, Eddie Lowery is best known as the 10-year-old caddie of Francis Ouimet during the 1913 U.S. Open, which Ouimet won in a playoff over Harry Vardon and Ted Ray. An iconic photograph of Lowery and Ouimet striding down the fairway together is one of the most memorable in American golf history. Over the next 50 years, Lowery and Ouimet remained dear friends, often playing golf together. When Francis Ouimet died in 1967, Lowery was one of the pallbearers. In his personal life, Eddie lived much of his life in California, and was himself an avid and champion amateur golfer. He was also well known for championing the amateur careers of Ken Venturi, Harvie Ward and Tony Lema, among others. Eddie was an astute businessman and became a multi-millionaire as an auto dealer in San Francisco.

How to Get Involved

If you have any questions about Planned Giving, please contact Colin McGuire, Executive Director via email at colinm@ouimet.org or by phone at 774.430.9097