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46th Annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event 
Teeing Off in JUNE

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Hit the links on June 18, 2018, as the Northeastern Illinois University Foundation will host the 46th annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event, the longest-running philanthropic tradition at Northeastern Illinois University. The event will be held at Chevy Chase's 18-hole championship golf course in Wheeling, Ill. The course is perfect for all golfing abilities and ages, from first-timers to avid golfers. 

This year the goal of the event is to raise more than $35,000 toward student scholarships. 

“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.”

In total, seven scholarships are funded by the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event, which has now raised more than $300,000 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.

When you support the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event you are directly benefiting students at the most diverse college or university in the Midwest, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report. With over 100 countries of citizenship represented by our student body for Fall 2017, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education recognized NEIU as a top-100 university for ethnically diverse graduates. Also, according to U.S. News & World Report and LendEDU, Northeastern is the best in the state and among the nation's leaders at graduating students with the least debt.

Check out photos from the 2017 Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, Ill. 60090


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

View the 2018 sponsorship opportunities brochure


Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 11:00 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 contact Jake Meding, Office of Development, at (773) 442-4223 or

Past Sponsors of The Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event include:

Dinner Sponsor

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Jessica and Brandon Mueller


The Slingerland Family

Beverage Cart Sponsors

 Sponsor logo Kessler Orlean Silver 
Thomas F. Power Jr.
The Kane Family

Contest Hole Sponsor

American Campus Communities
Gift Sponsor

John Roskopf, NEIU Foundation President

Hole Sponsors

Follett Book Store
Larry Bernstein
Melba Rodriguez and Angela M. Salas
Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Association
Robert W. Baird and Co.
Signage Plus
Pan American Bank
Heather and Tom Truffer
Richard and Robbie Helldobler
Melissa Reardon Henry and Brendan Henry
Lawton Realty Group
HPERA Department
DiMeo Schneider
Parson Partners
Kids Playing Camp
Sylvia and Thurston Daniels
Jake and Annice Meding
Parkway Bank
Liesl and Michael Downey
Blue Leaf Lending
Daniel Lopez
Kale Realty

Thank you for additional support from

Lee Daniels
Evolution Volleyball Club
Smithereen Pest Control

2018 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 Truffer
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 Science and Physical Education

Ralph Zia
Retired NEIU Assistant Vice President of Facilities


Contact Giving

T (773) 442-4200

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