Golf Outing Sinks a Hole-in-One Raising more than $156,000 for the American Brain Tumor Association

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National Association of Residential Property Managers names the ABTA its charity partner at annual golf tournament

December 2, 2015

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is pleased to be selected as the 2015 charity of choice for the National Association of Residential Property Managers’ (NARPM). More than $156,000 was raised recently at the NARPM 6th Annual Past Presidents’ Charity Golf Tournament in Atlanta. 

“With support from organizations like the NARPM, we can further our goal of understanding brain tumors and help physicians, patients and their families to effectively manage a brain tumor diagnosis,” said  Chris K. Swope Cholewa, chief advancement officer, American Brain Tumor Association.

The NARPM charity golf tournament leveraged the ABTA’s newly designed fundraising program, Breakthrough Your Way, to support their giving goals. On October 16, 2015, the NARPM presented donations to the ABTA at their dinner reception for their annual convention and trade show in Atlanta.

“Our selection of the American Brain Tumor Association stems from the outpouring of care and support from our members, some of whom were directly impacted by a brain tumor,” said Gail S. Phillips, CAE, executive director, NARPM. “These personal connections are what makes all the difference in supporting our giving goals.”

Tony Drost, 2011 Past President and Fred Thompson, NARPM 2009 Past President co-chaired the golf tournament which was held Oct 13 at The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farm. Thompson is a 23-year brain tumor survivor. Vickie Gaskill, NARPM 2010 Past President lost her husband after a short battle with brain cancer, and Darryl Karan, an active member of NARPM, was diagnosed with a brain tumor this past spring, and passed away this summer.


Breakthrough Your Way, the ABTA’s event planning program, provides individuals, groups and organizations across the country an opportunity to host fundraising event tailored to their interests and passions, while taking advantage of the resources and information available on the Breakthrough Your Way online portal at Events may include hosting athletic events, dinners/galas, tribute/memorial, birthday celebrations and any number of personalized fundraising events. To register an event, visit or call 773-577-8765. 


Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first and is now the only national organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing information and education on all tumor types for all ages. For more information, visit or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).



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