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Foundation Golf Classic raises more than $75,000 for scholarships

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jul 18, 2018

The College of Lake County Foundation’s annual Golf Classic, held June 11 at the ThunderHawk Golf Club in Beach Park, raised over $75,000 in net proceeds that will directly support CLC Foundation Scholarships and Grants for students with financial need.

“The Golf Classic is designed to help CLC fulfill its mission to advance student success through high-quality, accessible learning opportunities,” said Kurt Peterson, executive director of the CLC Foundation.  “Scores of donors, many representing the county’s top corporate employers, came out and gave sacrificially for an important cause. Every penny raised is going to the students.”  

The event drew 115 golfers, Pres_LoriSuddickFoundationGolf2018Waward reception guests and CLC supporters, including members of the CLC Board of Trustees: Richard A. Anderson, chair, William Griffin, Ed.D. and Julie Shroka. Additionally, CLC President Lori Suddick, Ed.D., and Rob Hauswirth, CLC Foundation board chair, welcomed the golfers.

Photo: CLC President Lori Suddick, Ed.D., greets golfers and attendees at the CLC Foundation’s 2018 Golf Classic.

Event speakers included Kurt Peterson; David Galla, CLC Foundation Golf Committee chair; and Richard A. Anderson. “All of this is for the students,” said Galla. “The reason we all give so much time and effort is to provide opportunity for Lake County’s young people who are looking to advance themselves through hard work and dedication.  Their commitment is what keeps me going.” 


The event’s major corporate sponsors were Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center; Legat Architects; R.J. Galla Insurance, Inc.; Susan T. and J. Kenneth Rosko; and First Bank of Highland Park. In addition, several members of the Foundation’s volunteer board participated as volunteers and generous donors to the event.  This year’s event featured two unique hole-in-one contests. Golfers had a chance to win a 2018 Biscayne Bay 22' pontoon boat from Liberty Marine, or a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro from Flag Chevrolet.

The College of Lake County Foundation is a not-for-profit 501©3 corporation that provides resources in support of the educational goals of the college. The next fundraising event opportunity benefitting CLC student scholarships and grants is the 2018 Scholarship Gala: Reach for the Stars, taking place Saturday, Oct. 27 at Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. To register, become an event supporter or make a gift supporting CLC student success, contact the CLC Foundation Office at (847) 543-2091 or visit