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CLC Foundation Golf Classic raises record total for scholarships and grants

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Oct 28, 2021

The sold-out 2021 Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 20, at Stonewall Orchard Golf Club achieved record-setting net profit with nearly $105,000 directly impacting College of Lake County (CLC) Foundation scholarships and grants.

This was the first time in the event’s history it was “sold-out,” with 144 paid golfer registrants.

Photo of Dave Galla and Laura Hrubec“When people come together in the interest of the students first, we are united under a commitment for access and success that allows great things to happen,” said Dave Galla, CLC Foundation Board Events Committee Chair and President of R.J. Galla Company Inc. “The 2021 Golf Classic’s record-setting proceeds are the great result of that unity around students. I’d like to thank the event staff for their service and dedication to raising funds for students with special acknowledgment to Dr. Lori Suddick, Kurt Peterson and Kristen Davis for their leadership.”

Photo: Dave Galla (left), CLC Foundation Board Events Committee Chair and President of R.J. Galla Company Inc., and Laura Hrubec, Partner at Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, & BenMaier P.L.L.C.

“Using the scholarships provided to me, I can focus more on my education rather than my financial situation,” said Tristan Spirawski, CLC scholarship recipient. “I am grateful there are people willing to help me get closer to my degree in biological sciences.”

The CLC Foundation is grateful to its corporate and community sponsors: Cancer Treatment Centers of America Chicago; The Connell Family; Legat Architects; R.J. Galla Company Inc.; Robbins Schwartz; RSM US LLP; Diamond Residential Mortgage Services; First Midwest Bank; Flexan LLC; Knickerbocker Roofing and Paving Company; First Bank of Highland Park; Lake County Partners; Aon; Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea, & BenMaier P.L.L.C.; Johnston, Tomei, Lenczycki & Goldberg, LLC; Merchants' Credit Guide Co; Manhard Consulting; and Comprehensive Risk Services.

The College of Lake County Foundation seeks to be Lake County’s first choice educational foundation. Our philanthropic partnerships support the College’s mission to deliver high quality, accessible learning opportunities, advance student success and strengthen the diverse Lake County communities it serves.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.