Financial Services Cup 2023

Foundation Sponsor

Financial Services Cup 2023

It was a beautiful day on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 to play in Expect Miracles Foundation’s coveted Financial Services Cup 2023! Twenty of the top financial services industry leaders gathered at Black Rock Country Club in Hingham, MA to play in a Ryder Cup-style format with handicap scoring hosted by Frank Strauss, Founder and Chairman of the Board of EMF.

As the golfers were arriving in the early afternoon, most went to go warm up on the driving range to perfect their golf swing before competing for the Financial Services Cup 2023 trophy! Before the friendly golf competition began, everyone was able to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while networking and engaging in great conversation.

I attend many Expect Miracles Foundation events and fundraisers. The Financial Services Cup is one of my favorite and totally unique. It’s EMF’s smallest golf tournament. Players get the opportunity to spend concentrated time with 1-3 people they typically don’t know. It’s a great way to forge new relationships in the financial services industry, and enjoy a fun, competitive golf game, all while doing good.

Steve Margolis

Executive Director, Global Investment Companies, DFIN

Meet the Teams

Team Fore A Cure, led by captain Ken Starr, and Team Ancers2Cancer, led by captain Gary Enos, went face to face as the shotgun went off at 1pm. Let’s meet the rest of the team players:

Team Ancers2Cancer

Team Fore A Cure

Gary Enos Ken Starr
J. Stratton Jon Parisi
Terence Faherty John Ferrick
John Lunny Carmen Elio
Steve Margolis Ryan Leonard
Blaine Thibodeau Rich Joseph
Phil McGowan Andrew Dearborn
Phil Sloan Stephen Kraunelis
Frank Strauss Chris Kowilcik
Bobbie Jo Pippin-Arndt Joe Mazalewski


As the golfers finished, they started to gather around hole 18 in anticipation of which team was going to win the Financial Services Cup 2023. In past years, the competition always boiled down to the last hole, and this year was no different. With the last foursome playing, Chris Kowilcik and Joe Mazalewski secured victory for Team Fore A Cure!

During the post golf reception, guests enjoyed the open bar, small plates, and dessert. Then it was time for the losing team’s captain, Gary Enos, to award the winning team’s captain, Ken Starr, with the Financial Services Cup trophy. Not only did Ken speak about the wonderful golf day everyone just partook in, but he talked about the importance of EMF’s life-saving mission. 100% of the funds raised from this event go directly to EMF’s Discovery Fund and SAMFund Grant Program.

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