The Club Foundation Names LaRocca Scholarship Recipients


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The Club Foundation Names LaRocca Scholarship Recipients

Melissa Low
(703) 739-9500

Alexandria, VA – The Club Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship. Endowed in honor of the LaRocca family’s commitment to professional development and to recognize their continued support of The Club Foundation, this two-part scholarship benefits both the awarded club management professional and their designated mentee, ensuring both achieve their professional goals.

The senior club management professional receives the tuition costs and travel expenses to attend their choice of one of the elective-level Business Management Institutes presented by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).

A second mentoring component of this scholarship allows the recipient to designate funds for a manager that they are mentoring to be used for their choice of CMAA annual national and chapter dues, registration and associated travel expenses to attend a CMAA World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo, or registration and associated travel expenses to attend a CMAA Leadership/Legislative Conference.

Awarded annually, the 2018 recipients are:

Jeffrey Grant, CCM, PGA, General Manager/COO, NCR Country Club Kettering, OH, Mentor

Stephen Casey, Food and Beverage Service Manager, Dayton Country Club, Dayton, OH, Mentee

Susan Schenkel, CCM, CCE, General Manager, Woodstock Club, Indianapolis, IN, Mentor

Barrett P. Miller, CCM, Assistant General Manager, Woodstock Club, Indianapolis, IN, Mentee

 Jeffrey Grant  Stephen Casey  Susan Schenkel  Barrett Miller

 Nicholas LaRocca, General Manager/COO of Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, OH, shares: “On behalf of the LaRocca Family, I wish to extend our sincere congratulations to the scholarship honorees. We have always wanted to give back to the profession that has been so wonderful to us, and The Club Foundation is the perfect way for us to say thanks. The dual component of this scholarship benefits two club management professionals; a mentor, who is furthering their professional development, and a mentee, who has aspiring career goals. Mentoring is a huge part of career growth for the mentee’s success and a key component of wisdom that the mentee will have forever.”

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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. Learn more at

About CMAA

The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 members throughout the US and internationally. Our managers operate 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 club managers to operate efficiently and successfully. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 43 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at