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

Portrait of Chuck Kane holding a golf club.

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. 

The goal of this year's event is to raise more than $35,000 toward student scholarships. 

This year's celebrity golfer and speaker:
Chicago Cubs legend Randy Hundley!

We are excited to announce our first-ever online auction for the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event! Items are being added every day; start bidding now.

Featured Items:
Two Opportunities to Golf with Cubs Legend Randy Hundley at the Kane Outing!

MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018


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

“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 what is considered 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!

The Day Includes:

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Putting contest with a chance to win a cash prize
  • Lunch served out on the course
  • The chance to win $10,000 at our hole-in-one contest
  • Silent auction featuring many exciting items
  • Awards for all top foursomes
  • Cocktail hour and dinner after play

Contact Us

For questions or more information please contact Heather Truffer, Office of Development, at (773) 442-4236 or

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:

LUNCH Sponsor


The Slingerland Family

Beverage Cart Sponsors

Thomas F. Power Jr.
The Kane Family
Brandon and Jessica Mueller, The Mueller Family, USMC, Veterans Memorial Scholarship

Contest Hole Sponsor

American Campus Communities

Welcome gift Sponsors

John Roskopf, NEIU Foundation President

Hole Sponsors

Larry Bernstein and Friends of Jimmy DiMatteo and Doc Waechter

Sylvia, Thurston and Sophia Daniels

Liesl and Michael Downey

President Gloria J. Gibson
Thomas R. Gramins, CPA
Melissa Reardon Henry and Brendan Henry
NEIU Health Science and Physical Education Department
Karen Kocher, Microsoft
Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Daniel Lopez
John Beckwith
Christine Dentamaro
James Mangone
Philip Raffaelli
Bill Pollakov
2018 Kane Committee
Ashley Agron, '16
NEIU Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

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

James Ball
Chair, NEIU Health Sciences and Physical Education Department

Max Caviness, '17
2015 Chuck Kane College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship recipient

Sylvia Daniels
NEIU Director of Development

Mike Hines
NEIU Director of Public Relations

Dave Merrill
NEIU Director of Campus Recreation

Jessica Mueller
NEIU Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Dr. William Quinn
Retired NEIU Professor and Chairperson
Health Science and Physical Education

Eric Rojas
NEIU alumnus
Kale Realty

Heather Truffer
NEIU Assistant Director of Development

Dirk Tussing
NEIU Foundation Board member

Ralph Zia
Retired NEIU Assistant Vice President of Facilities


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T (773) 442-4200

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