Golfers and supporters alike braved the rain on Monday, September 11th, 2023 for the 21st annual Marquette Charity Golf Outing at the scenic Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton, Illinois. Despite the less-than-ideal weather, the event was a resounding success, leaving participants with hearts warmed by the spirit of community and giving.
A Remarkable Achievement
This year’s outing marked a milestone for the Marquette Companies. With the largest turnout ever, the event raised an impressive total of $247,821 for the Institute for Community. This generous contribution will undoubtedly make a significant impact on individuals and families in need across Will, Cook, and DuPage Counties.
The Institute for Community: Fostering Genuine Community
The Institute for Community, the beneficiary of this fundraising event, is a non-profit organization committed to fostering genuine community through Friendship, Membership, Partnership, and Ownership. Their programs have positively impacted countless families, offering a wide range of support services including before and after school care, academic enrichment, preschool, and adult support groups.
One of the Institute’s flagship initiatives, the Community Life program, aims to build stronger communities by connecting residents to each other, their interests, and valuable services in their neighborhoods through asset mapping techniques.
Moreover, the success of the Marquette Cares program, a unique initiative in partnership with the Institute for Community, was celebrated at the event. This program, powered by the generosity of Marquette property employees and resident community fundraisers, has contributed over $100,000 to individuals facing difficult times in their communities. It’s a testament to the incredible impact that caring communities can make when they come together.
Acknowledging Our Champions: The Sponsors
None of this would have been possible without the unwavering support of our sponsors. They were the driving force behind this year’s success. From course sponsors to dinner sponsors, beverage carts to the famous “margarita” and “bloody mary” holes, and many others, each sponsor played a crucial role in making this event not only possible but extraordinary.
Here’s a special shout-out to our champions:
- Course Sponsor: Gates General Contractors, Inc.
- Lead Sponsors: Carpet Group, Conservice, JLL Capital Markets (Tom and Stacy Wells), XFINITY Communities
- Dinner Sponsors: HD Supply, Layland, Steinhilber & Assoc., Yardi
- Supporting Sponsors: Associated Bank, Berkadia, Busey Bank, Chadwell Supply, Digible, DLA Piper LLP, Inside Out Company, Kahler Slater, Moen, Naperville Bank & Trust, Power Construction Company, LLC
- Beverage Carts: Apartment List, Marsh USA, Inc., Sunset Exteriors & Restoration
- Margarita Hole: CORT, Weathershield
- Bloody Mary Hole: CoStar/Apartments.com
- Craft Beer Tasting Hole: Zillow
- Hole-in-One: Gerald Auto Group, Klees Electric, Seigles/Sims-Lohman, Wagenmaker and Oberly, LLC
- $50K Putt: Kohler
- Breakfast/Golf Carts: Cunningham Family
- Courtesy Cart: Valet Living, Sherwin Williams
Capturing the Moments
For those who want to relive the memorable moments from the day, we’ve got you covered. Check out Marquette Companies on LinkedIn or follow this link to access photos from the event.
As we reflect on the success of this year’s Marquette Charity Golf Outing, we are filled with gratitude for the tremendous support from our community. Your contributions have propelled us toward new horizons, and we’re excited to share our plans for the future.
Together, we can continue to make a lasting difference in the lives of those in need. Stay tuned for more updates and opportunities to get involved in our mission of building stronger, more caring communities.