New Foundation Manager Added to NYSGA Staff

February 18, 2020

JAMESVILLE, N.Y.– The New York State Golf Association (NYSGA) has added a new full-time position of Foundation Manager to the staff in 2020.

Kara Cushman has been hired by the association to take over this role, effective immediately.

Cushman will oversee, manage and promote the NYSGA Foundation’s initiatives, including the annual scholarship fund and grant programs around upstate New York. Additionally, she will work to create more visibility for the various programs by strengthening awareness, fundraising efforts and enhancing the overall footprint across upstate New York. At NYSGA competitions, she will play an active role in the administration of the NYSGA’s women’s championships and the NYSGA Amateur Series.

“We are thrilled for Kara to join the NYSGA family,” said Andrew Hickey, NYSGA Assistant Executive Director. “Kara has an energy and passion for the game that is infectious. I have no doubt that she will quickly become an asset to the NYSGA and the Foundation, all for the benefit of the of game in New York.”

Previously, Cushman was a District Manager for ADP in the Syracuse area and serviced local business owners with human capital management products for their companies. Her past employment also includes stints working as an inside sales representative at A.H. Harris and in customer service for Retirement Services at AXA Equitable.

“I am very excited to be the NYSGA Foundation Manager. I grew up playing competitive golf and appreciate the opportunities it provided me and the people I met along the way. Now I am excited to promote that passion to others and provide opportunities to young golfers through the Foundation,” Cushman mentioned. 

She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2015 from Hobart and William Smith College, where she competed on the varsity golf team and was captain during her senior season. Growing up in the Syracuse area, Kara played high school golf for Jamesville-Dewitt High School and competed in CNY Jr. PGA tournaments, where she was selected as their player of the year in 2010.

Learn more about the NYSGA’s Foundation, a 501(c)3 and the charitable arm of the association, by clicking here.