The Kauffman Band of Brothers and Sisters was formed in 2014 by The Champions Golf Association to recognize a special group of individuals who contribute at the highest level of giving to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in the name of the late John H. Kauffman.

John was a longtime member of Dunwoody Country Club, and an avid golfer. He was President of Kauffman Tire, Inc., formed in 1936 by his mother and father in Wooster, Ohio. John succeeded his father as president in 1969, and moved the company headquarters to Atlanta in 1975. Under his leadership, Kauffman Tire grew to 53 retail stores in seven states, 14 distribution centers, four retail/commercial centers, a retreading facility, and also became a national e-commerce retailer.

As an active member of the Champions, John influenced a decision in 2009 that all proceeds from fundraising events benefiting prostate cancer research solely benefit the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

With his passing in 2013, the Champions decided unanimously to honor the legacy of this great man by naming all prostate cancer fundraising activities in his name.