Founded in 2004, the privately funded Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation has been focused on supporting a variety of youth and family initiatives.
“Family is our own number-one priority,” said Phil. “Both Amy and I benefited by being raised in our own strong, loving families and now we’re fortunate and thankful to be in a position to help others strengthen their own family bonds.”
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In 2019, The Mickelson Foundation (a public 501(c)3 foundation) became the host organization of The American Express PGA Tour event held each January in Palm Springs, California. The event was founded by Bob and Dolores Hope in 1960 and is one of the longest running events on the PGA Tour. Mickelson, a two-time champion of The American Express, joins Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer as the only PGA Tour players to host an official event. The first year of the event was a massive success as $1 million was raised for charities in the Coachella Valley.
In 2004, Phil and Amy joined forces with the PGA Tour to create Birdies For the Brave, which is the PGA Tour’s national military outreach platform. Today, the program encompasses a broad spectrum of military outreach and appreciation activities conducted during PGA TOUR tournaments, as well as a series of fundraising events hosted at the TOUR’s TPC clubs and partner courses across the nation – an effort that has raised much-needed funds for military homefront charities that are supported by PGA TOUR players, which provide direct services for military members, veterans, and their families ranging from financial aid and rehabilitation programs to housing, counseling and educational scholarships and career development and recruitment.
In 2012, Phil Mickelson and KPMG joined together to create “Blue for Books” benefitting KPMG Family for Literacy (KFFL). This program is a nationwide charitable initiative designed to put thousands of books into the hands of children in need, through the sale of KPMG blue golf hats, just like the hat Mickelson wears on the PGA TOUR. For each hat sold, KPMG donates three new books to children from low-income families. KFFL has distributed more than two million books to young readers. Since its founding, the program has refurbished nine libraries and donated over 212,000 books through blue hat sales.
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