2022 Nguyen Junior Am, Presented by Starbucks
The 3rd Annual Nguyen Junior Am grew in it’s third year to include the corporate sponsorships of Starbucks and Amazon! Funds from this charity golf tournament benefits the CJK Community Homes, The First Tee of Greater Seattle, and the scholarship endowment for Duc Foundation.
2020 & 2021 Nguyen Junior Am – $40,415
In 2020, the Nguyen sisterhood of Lauryn, Maya, Kylie, Brianna, Sofia and Lily Nguyen collaborated with Duc Foundation to raise over $24,415 for the Washington Junior Golf Association with the inaugural Nguyen Junior Am Golf Tournament.
In 2021, the Nguyen sisters hosted the 2nd Annual Nguyen Junior Am, benefiting the Washington Junior Golf Association and First Tee of Greater Seattle. The tournament raised over $16,000 for these two organizations.
The Neo Mask Project – $33,000
In March of 2020, at the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Neo Mask project was started by our Grandma Neo, who is the name sake and inspiration for the Neo Mask project. As an immigrant from Vietnam, she worked as a seamstress to raise her 4 children while also caring for her husband, who required significant medical attention after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. When it became clear that there was a need for face masks, she dusted off her industrial Juki sewing machine to help her community. Working tirelessly, for over 9 months, she raised $33,000 which was donated to our local food banks and other nonprofits to help alleviate the economic pressures caused by the pandemic.
Lauryn’s Big Drive – $21,421
Through the AJGA Leadership Links program, Lauryn secured pledges for the number of birdies she recorded during her 2018 and 2019 golf tournament rounds. She raised an impressive $21,421 through this initiative, with funds benefiting The First Tee of Greater Seattle, the AJGA ACE Grant and the Jack Nicklaus Children’s Health Foundation.
Highline Foundation Scholarship Fund – $10,000
Duc Foundation partnered with the Highline Foundation to offer scholarships to graduating Evergreen High School seniors. Duc Foundation has contributed $10,000 to the Severson Leadership Scholarship Fund which was established by our family to honor Mrs. Laura Jo Severson. Through the love and support from Mrs. Severson, a counselor at EHS, our mom was able to graduate from high school with honors even after our grandfather’s tragic accident.
Grandma Neo’s Pho-Raiser for West Seattle HS Athletics – $4,000
There’s nothing better than a bowl of grandma’s made-from-scratch PHỞ beef noodle soup! Our family organized a restaurant-style pop-up dinner event at our house, serving our grandma famous, home-cooked pho. Our parents donated the cost of the food and supplies so that 100% of the proceeds went directly to support the West Seattle Booster Club, benefiting West Seattle HS athletics.