How Polo Girls is Funded

Chapters

How Chapters and Teams Are Funded

Chapters can use a variety of fund-raising methods as long as they meet the guidelines set by the National Council and are approved by their committee and organization. Most commonly, chapters are funded through:

  • Weekly or monthly dues paid by the member
  • Chapter contributions
  • Other money-earning projects approved by the National Council
  • Local Sponsorship must be approved by National Council

How Chapters and Teams Use Their Funding

Chapters can use the funds they raise for any activities that are within the national council guidelines and that their chapter committee organization approves. Most commonly, chapters use their funds for:

  • Chapter activities such as polo tail gates and other polo activities
  • Program supplies for chapter activities
  • Equipment such as mallets, polo training gear, and Trademark Polo Girls team jerseys
  • Advancements and awards such as rank emblems and polo badges
  • Polo Girls Trophies for tournaments¬†

National Council

How National Council Is Funded

National council is funded through:

  • Friends of Polo Girls donations
  • Special events
  • Product sales such as uniforms and Polo Girls Products
  • Legacies and bequests
  • Foundation grants
  • Activity fees from summer camp, polo clinics, and polo parties.
  • Investment income and endowments
  • Polo Girls Supply sales
  • Membership Fees
  • Grants from foundations
  • Corporate sponsorship

How National Council Use Their Funding

National council provides support for chapters in their service area; therefore, funds are typically used to:

  • Maintain national headquarter service center
  • Maintain membership records
  • Purchase program supplies for youth activities sponsored by the National Board
  • Provide volunteer training
  • Development of program materials and resources
  • Infrastructure support for chapters
  • Maintaining membership database and reporting functions
  • Development of professional and volunteer training