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Our Mission

At 4Tee Acres, our mission is to increase financial literacy, STEM, and golf programming at HBCUs.

 

We believe that education and access to opportunities are essential to success, and we strive to provide our members with the resources and support they need to achieve their goals. Through our community, we aim to promote physical activity, teamwork, healthy competition, and a sense of pride in our members. We are committed to making a positive impact on HBCUs and beyond, and we invite you to join us in our mission.

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Our
Goals

  1. Place Putting Greens at 50 HBCUs: One of our primary goals is to place putting greens at 50 HBCUs across the United States. We believe that by providing access to golfing facilities, we can promote physical activity, teamwork, and healthy competition among students.

  2. Offer Financial Literacy, STEM Programs, and WealthyLife Financial Literacy Guidebooks: We recognize that financial literacy and STEM education are critical to success in today's world. That's why we will offer financial literacy and STEM programs to our members, designed to increase their knowledge and skills in these areas. We will also provide WealthyLife financial literacy guidebooks, which will help our members manage their finances better.

  3. Provide Golf Clubs, Clinics, and Clothes for Every Member: We believe that access to golfing resources should not be a barrier to entry for anyone who wants to participate in our community. As such, we will provide golf clubs, clinics, and clothes for every member of 4Tee Acres.

  4. Host Annual Golf Tournament in America and Abroad: We will host an annual golf tournament in America and abroad to showcase the skills of our members, promote healthy competition, and raise funds for our community's goals.

  5. Offer Scholarships for Education: We recognize that education is the key to unlocking opportunities and achieving success. That's why we will offer scholarships for education to help students from HBCUs pursue their academic goals.

  6. Create Fashion Line: We believe that our community should be proud of who we are and what we stand for. That's why we will create a fashion line designed specifically for our community. Our members will be able to wear these items with pride, knowing that they are part of a community that is making a positive impact on HBCUs and beyond.

These goals represent our commitment to increasing financial literacy, STEM, and golf programming at HBCUs. We believe that by achieving these goals, we can help empower our members to succeed in all areas of life.

Our team

Angel Rich

Founder and CEO

Angel Rich is the founder of a FinTech Startup, who created 4Tee Acres to combine her passions for Financial Literacy and Golf.

As a Hampton University Graduate and Board Member at Bowie State University, Angel is dedicated to working with HBCU's to provide opportunities for students and the black community. Angel has been developing her love for golf since becoming a member of the Woodmore Country Club, and is excited about bringing others to the sport.
 

J.P. Lunn

President of the Middle Atlantic PGA Reach Foundation

J.P. has been a Class A member of the PGA for more than 29 years and is currently the President of the Middle Atlantic PGA Reach Foundation. As well, he is currently a National Trainer for the PGA of America’s PGA HOPE program, rehabbing veterans. He is the Honorary President of the Middle-Atlantic PGA and an Executive Committee member for the last 8 years. His continued dedication to the PGA and his efforts within
the community and his facilities earned J.P. the prestigious Middle-Atlantic PGA Professional of the Year in 2020. Later that year, the PGA of America bestowed J.P. with the Deacon Palmer Award. This national award bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and
leadership, in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in their life. This individual is an unsung hero/heroine at their facility and in their community, who serves to inspire,
empower and assist others, both inside and outside the game.

 

Prior to his work with the PGA and Middle Atlantic PGA, J.P. was the Head Golf Professional at Fountain Head CC and formerly the General Manager and Director of
Golf at Holly Hills Country Club. Along with starting up his own consulting company, J.P. also pioneered a Division III golf program at Hood College in Frederick (MD) and
was Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach from 2003 to 2005. Prior to joining Holly Hills in 1999, he was a professional at Congressional C.C., and worked there through the
1997 U.S. Open. He has also worked as the Director of Golf at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort. At Rocky Gap, J.P. oversaw the development and design of the golf course, including planning sessions with course designer, Jack Nicklaus. Through the design and build process, J.P. was also responsible for the golf course maintenance and pro shop start up operations.

 

A native of Buffalo, NY, he graduated from High Point (NC) University with a degree in English and media communications.

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Karl Jones

Founder and CEO

Karl Jones started his career with Blackrock on their sales desk.  He spent a half decade helping advisors structure retirement portfolios both institutionally and individually before transitioning into ETF’s.  

 

It was in this role that Karl learned the value of training.  He spent time in the event space before joining one of the world’s leading EdTech firms.  Karl brings his gathered expertise from the world’s of high finance, events, and edtech to 4teeacres.  He is most excited for the mentorship programs and teaching excited youth about the opportunities on the golf course and beyond.

Advisory Coucil

Become part of the 4tee acres advisory council

Be a driving force in shaping the future of education and empowerment by joining our Advisory Council. Your expertise and passion will play a crucial role in guiding our mission toward a more inclusive and impactful journey. Apply now to make a lasting difference in the lives of students and communities.
 

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