Annual Reception

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Summer In The City - Great Success

Summer In The City

The Summer In The City was a rousing success.  Our heartfelt thanks to Tourism Toronto and The Chicago Athleltic Association Hotel.  


Team Marlene Cheer for Cancer Survivors

Hearty in heart, although a bit cold - Team Marlene volunteers cheered for participants at the Lurie Cancer Survivors Walk on May 31.  The Walk raised $226,000 with 4,000 particpants supporting the Lurie Cancer Center.

Lurie Walk 2015


Financial Achievement                                                       
As of February 1, 2015, The Friends of Marlene have raised more than $250,000 in support of the Maggie Daley Center. 

Annual Giving

We recognize and thank those who have supported the Friends of Marlene annually since we began in 2010. Thank you!


  • Rhonda Chesney
  • Barbara Connell
  • Linda Cooper
  • Caryl Dillon
  • Rosemarie Dubrovich
  • Maxine Dulaney
  • Heidi Edinger
  • Jean and Tony Ferrone
  • John Folks
  • Mariann Gorman
  • Mark Henry
  • Jeanne Jacobson
  • Laura Jelinek
  • Susan and Richard Katz
  • Evelyn Laxgang
  • Steve Martin
  • Mary Beth Nowak
  • Carol Overman
  • onPeak
  • Larry Palmerson
  • Mary Patton
  • Francine Pepitone
  • Diedre Ross
  • James H. Sweeney


Thank You to onPeak, our Founding Sponsor 

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


Friends of Marlene Receive PCMA Spirit Award

We are very proud to say that The Friends of Marlene is a recepient of the 2014 

Professional Convention Management Association "Spirit Award."

Marlene would be most proud!