$1.6 Million Raised for Lurie Children’s Hospital

The Lurie Children’s Hospital Founders’ Board hosted its 55th annual Dinner on the Bluff and Pro Amateur Golf Championship on June 28 and 29, and raised $1.6 million for the hospital.  Founders’ Board members Cammie Hoban, Karin Larkins and Kim Urban (all of Winnetka) served as co-chairs of the event, and David Boles of Kenilworth and Toby Davis of Lake Forest chaired the Men’s Golf Committee. The funds raised went toward the Founders’ Board $1 million commitment to the areas of Hematology, Oncology, Neuro-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplants.

Over 500 guests attended the Dinner on the Bluff at Shoreacres (photos below), which was emceed by MIX radio personality Eric Ferguson.  Two hundred and eight amateur golfers from various leading Chicago corporations as well as 52 golf professionals played in the Pro Am golf tournament, held at the Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest. The golf tournament ended with a 19th Hole Party to celebrate the Pro Am founder, Sissy Wheeler. The party also recognized Toby Davis, outgoing Men’s Golf Committee chairman; and Lauren Gorter, outgoing Founders’ Board president.

The presenting sponsor for the 2015 Pro Am was United Airlines, which has been a part of the Pro Am for the past 54 years.

Wendy White and Sissy Wheeler
Wendy White of Colorado and Sissy Wheeler of Lake Forest
Stan Janowiak, Tom ONeil, Marty Masterson and Toby Davi
Stan Janowiak, Tom ONeil, Marty Masterson and Toby Davis all of Lake Forest
Co-chairs Kim Urban, Karin Larkins and Cammie Hoban
Co-chairs Kim Urban, Karin Larkins and Cammie Hoban all of Winnetka
Joe and Ann Pasquesi with Colby and Linda Lamberson
Joe and Ann Pasquesi of Lake Forest with Colby and Linda Lamberson of Chicago
Ellen Largay, Eve Rogers, Margie Stineman and Kristie-Szczerb
Ellen Largay of Wilmette, Eve Rogers of Chicago, Margie Stineman of Chicago and Kristie-Szczerba of Chicago
David and Lauren Gorter with Chris Gorter and Amanda Donnell
David and Lauren Gorter of Lake Forest with Chris Gorter of Chicago and Amanda Donnelly of Chicago
2nd Place Mary Krey, Morgan Krey, Jim Gorter and Brad Krey
2nd Place winners of Best Ball Net Mary Krey, Morgan Krey, Jim Gorter and Brad Krey all of Lake Forest