Northeastern Illinois University's longest-running philanthropic event!


For the last 50 years, the annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event has been a fun summertime tradition here at Northeastern, bringing together hundreds of alumni and friends to support NEIU students, reuniting classmates and colleagues, and celebrating the life of NEIU Professor Charles "Chuck" Kane and his dedication to student success.

Now, as we embark on the next 50 years of the Kane Outing, we’ve retooled the event to provide a new and fresh experience, while still bringing alumni, friends, old classmates and others together to support students at Northeastern!

The 51st Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event

Monday, July 29, 2024

Bryn Mawr Country Club

6600 N. Crawford Ave., Lincolnwood, IL


9:30 a.m. Registration and Driving Range access
11 a.m. Start with Lunch on the course
4:30 Cocktails, Awards, Silent Auction 
5:30 Dinner Program


Registration will be open soon, and sponsorship opportunities are available! 


This event is incredibly important to the NEIU community. The funds raised provide annual scholarship dollars and make a major impact on student success. More than 260 Kane scholarships have been awarded to date! Time and again, Northeastern’s hardworking Kane scholarship recipients share their pride in being selected for this time-honored scholarship, their relief in the direct financial impact, and their appreciation of our community’s support for their progress. These outcomes are all possible through your continuous support, attendance and help. If you have questions, please contact Sylvia Daniels at

Thank You!

the history of the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event

Portrait of Chuck Kane holding a golf club.

Chuck Kane, former NEIU athletic director, was a dedicated teacher and a beloved golf coach. The NEIU community honors his memory with the annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event, the University's longest running philanthropic event. The Kane family continues to support the event as golfers and sponsors.

“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.”

To date, the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event has helped to grow an endowment that supports nearly 10 scholarships across the University's four colleges, as well as supporting various other scholarships and initiatives. About 260 students throughout the Scholarship's history have been positively impacted by this important funding source.

More information will be posted soon. If you would like to help with the 2024 event, discuss sponsorship opportunities or share ideas for the event, email Sylvia Daniels at or call (773) 442-4231.

Visit this page often for more information and the launch of registration. 

Kane Golf Planning Committee Members

Kenn Ashley 
Former NEIU Foundation Board Member

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

Chriz Cordero, '17
NEIU Campus Recreation

Sylvia Daniels
NEIU Director of Development

Martin Rodriguez, '95 
Von Steuben Metro Science Center

Eric Rojas, '05 
Kale Realty

Stephanie Spetter 
NEIU Manager of Communication and Stewardship

Shaunese Teamer
Interim Associate Director of Annual Giving

Mark Van Ausdal 
Former NEIU Foundation Board Member