Janice Holt

Matt Dirnbeck

Project Backpack was organized to distribute backpacks to children who have been removed from their homes in situations of domestic violence, neglect, abuse, or natural disaster. Project Backpack has been serving at-risk children in Metropolitan St. Louis since 1999 by providing area police departments, social service agencies, domestic violence shelters and Department of Family Services workers with backpacks filled with necessities and comfort items. These filled backpacks are delivered to children on-the-scene and at the moment they are needed. The backpacks make a huge difference for children who are removed from their homes, usually with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

Matt Ramshaw

Our founder

Rachel Forden

Todd Versemann

Sam Hohenstein


We host an annual golf tournament, Happy Gilmore Day. In addition, we also host an annual trivia night and provide volunteer opportunities via our giving days. Contact us for more information! 


Each year we select a local non-profit organization with whom we partner with to raise funds and participate in volunteer activities.

mission & vision

Happy to Give exists to unify and encourage others to happily give of their time and money through fun and engaging opportunities. The secret to living is giving!

our Board

We feel that it is important to highlight the opportunity to give back by emphasizing the happiness that is felt when giving back.


2008 - First Annual Happy Gilmore Day Golf Tournament is hosted to reunite friends over the summer 

- Happy Gilmore Day Golf Tournament is hosted to raise funds for charities

- Happy to Give is formed as a 501c3
​non-profit organization


- Andy Mansfield

2019 BENEFICiary


Happy To Give Home

The secret to living is happy giving!