Friends of Marlene Legacy of Care

Everyone who knew Marlene, knew just what type of a person she was. In addition to being a legendary figure of the meetings and association community, Marlene had a gentle personality, a huge heart, and a passion for her life and work.



Annual FriendRaiser

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

We hope you will join us for our Annual Fundraising (FriendRaiser) event on Tuesday, November 4.  

Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital 

Harris Family Foundation Atrium, 3rd Floor

250 East Superior Street

Chicago, IL 60611


5:00 - 7:30 PM

Great Food, Drink and Networking

Silent Auction Items will include airline tickets, hotel stays and much more

Tickets are $50.00 In Advance

$65.00 On-site

Please note, event tickets and purchases are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

To register, Click Here


Friends of Marlene greatly acknowledge

The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

as a Platinum Sponsor


Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau


We are excited to invite you to the Friends of Marlene’s 5th Annual “FriendRaiser” Reception, our premiere event and fundraiser in support of the Lurie Cancer Center’s Maggie Daley Center for Women's Cancer Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

See a complete list of last year's silent auction donors >  Check back to this site for updates on this year's silent auction items.


In collaboration with Northwestern Memorial Foundation, the Friends of Marlene Hetzel Palmerson provides meaningful financial support to help provide cancer patients with a variety of supportive care services during all stages of one’s treatment and recovery.

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Ravinia Summer Event

The Ravinia Summer Event was a great sucess, raising over $10,000.  

We gratefully acknowledge and thank the Toronto Convention and Visitors Association,

our exclusive event sponsor.


2014 Financial Goal                                                        
As of October 1, 2014, The Friends of Marlene have raised over $185,000 in support of the Maggie Daley Center.  Our goal for Year- End is $250,000.

Thank You To Association Forum of Chicagoland

Association Forum featured The Friends of Marlene as co-beneficiary of their Annual Gala Raffle.  Proceeds to Friends of Marlene totaled $7,000.  

Northwestern Names Exam Room for Marlene
In November 2011, an exam room was named in memory of Marlene Hetzel Palmerson at the Maggie Daley Center...


Thank You to onPeak, our Founding Sponsor 

Since the Friends of Marlene began it’s work, onPeak has each year, generously provided both financial support and in-kind service.  Thank You!