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45th Annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event

Portrait of Chuck Kane holding a golf club.

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
Wheeling, Illinois

Golf and Lunch: $135 per player
Golf, Lunch and Dinner: $200 per player
Dinner Only: $75 per person

View the 2017 sponsorship opportunities brochure


Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 11 a.m.
Cocktails: 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.

Day Includes:

  • 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 

Contact Us

For questions or more information please call Jake Meding, Office of Development, at (773) 442-4223,

Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, Illinois

Check out the course tour

Beautiful shot of the Chevy Chase Country Club golf course.

Past Sponsors of The Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event include:

Dinner Sponsor

Sponsor logo Zaptones

Beverage Cart Sponsors

 Sponsor logo Kessler Orlean Silver 
Thomas F. Power, Jr.

Chuck Kane Sponsor

Sponsor logo Chuck Kane Family

Contest Hole Sponsor

American Campus Communities

Gift Sponsor

Tom R. Gramins, CPA, PFS

Hole Sponsors

Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni and Krafthefer, PC
Larry Bernstein and Friends of Jimmy DiMatteo and Doc Waechter
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
Kids Playing Camp
Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Daniel Lopez
Lawton Realty Group, Inc
NEIU Alumni Association
NEIU Student Government Association
Private Asset Mangement
Melba Rodriguez and Angela M. Salas
Signage Plus
Snow Systems
Transystems Transportation
Heather and Tom Truffer

Thank you for additional support from

Danny Crawford
Dan Creely
The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.
Evolution Volleyball Club
Kate Hahn
Mike Hines
Mid American Printing
Wiliam Pollakov
Philip Raffaelli
Right at School
Madeleine and Hank Slingerland

2017 Kane Committee

Jonathan J. Stein, Committee Chair
NEIU Board of Trustees member
NEIU Alumnus
Inland Real Estate Group, Inc.

Lawrence Bernstein
NEIU alumnus and former student athlete
Retired NEIU coach
Anderson Landscape Supply

Max Caviness
NEIU student pursuing a degree in Political Science and a minor in Media.
2015 Chuck Kane College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship recipient

Sylvia Daniels
NEIU Director of Development

Dirk Tussing
NEIU Foundation Board member

Mike Hines
NEIU Director of Public Relations

Heather Hynds
NEIU Assistant Director of Development

Jake Meding
NEIU Development Officer

Dave Merrill
NEIU Director of Campus Recreation

Jessica Mueller
NEIU Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Jean Potillo
NEIU alumna and NEIU Director of University Technology Systems

Eric Rojas
NEIU alumnus
Kale Realty

Dr. William Quinn
NEIU Professor and Chairperson
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Atheletics

Ralph Zia
Retired NEIU Assistant Vice President of Facilities


Contact Giving

T (773) 442-4200

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