Annual Evans Scholars fundraising event in Castle Pines
Article and photos by Amy Shanahan
One Elk Pointe Lane in Castle Pines Village was the spectacular setting for a unique fundraising event held on June 19. The home, owned by Austin Tilghman is currently for sale and the owner worked closely with his listing agent Wanda Ford of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty to coordinate an event that showcased his lovely home and raised money for a cause that is close to his heart.
More than 100 attendees from all over the metro Denver area purchased tickets to spend an evening surrounded by luxury. Tilghman’s home was specially staged with spectacular furniture, antiques, and art by design firm K Studios and Company. Most of the featured items were for sale, and all proceeds from the evening were donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation.
The Evans Scholars Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship foundation for golf caddies. The foundation is facilitated by the Western Golf Association (WGA), and since its inception in 1930, the foundation has awarded full tuition and housing at top universities across the country to more than 9,800 young men and women.
The event in Castle Pines Village raised more than $6,000 and Tilghman was thrilled. “I have contributed to the Evans Scholars Foundation for most of my golfing career,” remarked Tilghman. “This organization directly contributes to the higher education of deserving caddies nationwide and the success stories are truly inspiring.” Many of the attendees will also be attending the largest fundraiser for the Evans Scholars Foundation the first week of September when the WGA hosts the BMW Championship Golf Tournament at Cherry Hills Country Club.