Foundation News


History of the Vera Bradley Classic

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(Friday, September 7, 2012)
Fort Wayne, Indiana

2012

June 1 – 4
614 Participants, 300 Volunteers

Net Proceeds:
$1,001,145 raised to further the $10 million pledge to the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

2011

June 3 – 6
592 Participants, 400 Volunteers

Net Proceeds:
$945,185 raised to further the $10 million pledge to the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

2010

June 3 – 6
616 Participants, 400 Volunteers

Net Proceeds:
$800,275 raised to further the $10 million pledge to the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis

2009

May 29, 30 & June 1
596 Participants, 500 Volunteers

Net Proceeds:
$782,952 raised to further the $10 million pledge to the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

2008

May 30, 31 & June 2
652 Participants, 300 Volunteers

Net Proceeds:
$1,032,350 raised to further the $10 million pledge to the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

2007

June 1-3
661 Participants, 300 Volunteers

Net Proceeds:
Net Proceeds: $1,045,250 raised.

The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer had more participants and volunteers than ever. The record-breaking amount raised will be the second payment on a $6.8 million pledge to the Indiana University Cancer Center.

2006

June 2-4
624 Participants, 250 Volunteers

Net Proceeds:
$852,470 raised.

The Foundation announced its third and fourth pledge to the Indiana University School of Medicine and the naming of The Vera Bradley Cancer Research Laboratories. A pledge for $2 million in new endowment dollars and $4.8 million in project funding will be completed by 2014. This will bring the foundation’s total gift to Indiana University Cancer Center to $10 million.

2005

June 3, 4 & 6
590 Participants and 250 Volunteers

Net Proceeds:
602,645 raised for breast cancer research. $450,000 of this amount completes the five-year $2 million pledge to create the Vera Bradley Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis (two years ahead of schedule). The remaining $150,000 will be used towards the next breast cancer research-related pledge.

2004

June 4, 5 & 7
540 Participants and 240 Volunteers

Net Proceeds:
$540,543 raised to further the $2 million pledge for the Vera Bradley Center for Breast Cancer Research.

2003

May 30-June 2
530 Participants and 240 Volunteers

Highlights:
Golf Pro Marlene Floyd returns to the Classic for the 10th Anniversary "Decade of Hope" Celebration

Net Proceeds:
$508,263, which begins funding our $2 million pledge for the Vera Bradley Center for Breast Cancer Research.

2002

May 30-June 3
484 participant and 195 volunteers

Highlights:
24 teams play in the first Mixed Doubles Tournament; Dr. Jerri Nielsen is an honored guest at the sponsorship party

Net Proceeds:
$475,845 completes $1.2 million pledge to the IU School of Medicine.

2001

June 1, 2 & 4
440 participants and 185 volunteers

Highlights:
Golf Teaching Pro Jim Gerber conducts clinics; Golf Pro Amy Benz hits tee shots

Net Proceeds:
$431,255 to continue funding the $1.2 million pledge to the IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis.

2000

June 2, 3 & 5
496 participants and 175 volunteers

Highlights:
Golf Pro Susie Redman conducts clinics

Net Proceeds:
$385,000 to continue funding the $1.2 million pledge to the IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis.

1999

June 4, 5 & 7
475 participants and 160 volunteers

Highlights:
Golf Pro Sandra Palmer conducts clinics; USTA Teaching Pros Susan Rudd and Andrea Calvert conduct clinics

Net Proceeds:
$330,000; Begin funding the $1.2 million pledge to the IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis.

1998

June 6 ,7 & 9
468 participants and 125 volunteers

Highlights:
Golf Pro Kathy Whitworth conducts clinics; Mixed Doubles Tennis Exhibition, featuring Zina Garrison, John Lloyd, Rosie Casals and Marty Riessen

Net Proceeds:
$250,000

1997

June 6 ,7 & 9
453 participants and 120 volunteers

Highlights:
Golf Pro Kathy Kratzert Gerring conducts clinics; Tennis Exhibition added, featuring Billie Jean King, Wendy Turnbull, Ilana Kloss and Wendy Overton

Net Proceeds:
$224,000

1996

June 5, 6 & 8
398 participants and 120 volunteers

Highlights:
Golf Pro Judy Rankin conducts clinics; Tennis Pro Wendy Overton conducts clinics

Net Proceeds:
$175,000

1995

June 6, 7 & 9
272 participants and 85 volunteers

Highlights:
Golf Pro Marlene Floyd conducts clinics; Tennis Pro Todd Witskin conducts clinics

Net Proceeds:
$117,000

1994

June 5, 6 & 8
144 participants and 75 volunteers

Highlights:
Golf Pro Sandra Haynie conducts clinics

Net Proceeds:
$64,000