45th Annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event
On August 7, 2017, the Northeastern Illinois University Foundation will host the 45th annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event, our longest-running philanthropic tradition. The event will be held at Traditions, Chevy Chase Country Club’s 18-hole championship golf course, in Wheeling, Ill.
Over the years, the event's proceeds have supported more than 146 students with scholarships and enabled them to transform their lives as they prepare to enter tomorrow’s workforce.
The Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event, the University’s biggest annual fundraiser, is held in memory of former athletic director and golf coach Charles “Chuck” Kane.
“The mission of this event is to support our students with scholarships and to honor the memory of a consummate professor,” said Liesl Downey, executive director of the NEIU Foundation and Northeastern’s vice president for Institutional Advancement. “It is one of the most symbolic efforts of the Foundation, and we are grateful to everyone who joins us in our efforts.”
After Chuck Kane’s passing in 1972, his colleagues initiated the golf outing in his memory. Over time, the event has focused not only on sport and leisure, but has also emphasized the values of giving back by providing much-needed scholarships for deserving Northeastern Illinois University students.
In total, seven scholarships are funded by the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event, which has now raised more than $281,337 over the past 10 years. With an endowment of $424,723, the scholarship has provided support for more than 145 students. Fourteen more scholarships will be awarded before the end of this year.
The tournament has drawn a number of notable alumni over the years, including NBA referee Danny Crawford and former MLB pitcher Alan Hargesheimer.
Check out photos from the 2016 Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event!
Monday, August 7, 2017
Chevy Chase Country Club
Golf and Lunch: $135 per player
Golf, Lunch and Dinner: $200 per player
Dinner Only: $75 per person
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 11 a.m.
Cocktails: 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.
- 18 holes of golf
- Putting contest with a chance to win a cash prize
- Chance to win $10,000 at our hole-in-one contest
- Silent auction featuring many exciting items
- Awards for all top foursomes
- Box lunch, cocktail hour and dinner
For questions or more information please call Jake Meding, Office of Development, at (773) 442-4223, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, Illinois
Past Sponsors of The Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event include:
Beverage Cart Sponsors
Chuck Kane Sponsor
Contest Hole Sponsor
Tom R. Gramins, CPA, PFS
Blue Leaf Lending
DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C.
Liesl V. Downey and Michael Downey
The Findley Family in Honor of Melissa Findley Thompson
President Sharon K. Hahs and Dr. Billy G. Hahs, Jr.
Provost Richard Helldobler and Robert E. Brown III
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Department
Melissa Reardon Henry and Brendan Henry
Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Daniel Lopez
Lawton Realty Group, Inc
NEIU Alumni Association
Melba Rodriguez and Angela M. Salas
Heather and Tom Truffer
Thank you for additional support from
2017 Kane Committee
Jonathan J. Stein, Committee Chair
NEIU Board of Trustees member
Inland Real Estate Group, Inc.
NEIU alumnus and former student athlete
Retired NEIU coach
Anderson Landscape Supply
NEIU student pursuing a degree in Political Science and a minor in Media.
2015 Chuck Kane College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship recipient
NEIU Director of Development
NEIU Foundation Board member
NEIU Director of Public Relations
NEIU Assistant Director of Development
NEIU Development Officer
NEIU Director of Campus Recreation
NEIU Associate Director of Alumni Relations
NEIU alumna and NEIU Director of University Technology Systems
Dr. William Quinn
NEIU Professor and Chairperson
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Atheletics
Retired NEIU Assistant Vice President of Facilities