Ralph Kaufman Memorial Golf Tournament

Ralph Kaufman Memorial Golf Tournament

M1 Bank was a proud sponsor of the 2022 Ralph Kaufman Memorial Golf Tournament. 

The Ralph Kaufman Memorial Golf Tournament has been the organization’s main fundraiser for 30 years. Furthermore, the support from this event has helped raise well over 1.5 million dollars to support local Veterans and children’s charities.

The tournament is a four-person scramble held annually. The tournament begins with lunch followed by golf. Golf is subsequently followed by a wine tasting, open bar and dinner auction. The beautiful Whitmoor Country Club has hosted the tournament for the past seven years.

The Kaufman Fund

The Kaufman Fund was founded in 1990 in memory of Ralph Kaufman by his younger brother Wayne Kaufman. Ralph was a Veteran himself, serving four years in the United States Air Force.  After his service, he went on to become a successful businessman, earning many prestigious awards from The Small Business Association and other organizations. However, he never forgot about those who served our country and he always honored and respected them. In addition to Veterans, Ralph also cared about children.

Wayne followed in his brother’s footsteps, serving in the United States Army for three years. Wayne served in Vietnam in 1969-70 and was awarded a Bronze star with an oak leaf cluster. Additionally, he attained the rank of Sergeant. His own passion to serve Veterans had its beginnings with his service in Vietnam. He was driven by his commitment to help other Veterans who also served our country and were in need.