Annual Reception

Join us as the Friends of Marlene celebrate five years!

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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 Associationour exclusive event sponsor.

Tourism Toronto



2014 Financial Goal                                                        
As of November 10, 2014, The Friends of Marlene have raised over $224,000 in support of the Maggie Daley Center.  Our goal for Year- End is $250,000.

Thank You To Convention News Television

With the assistance of onPeak, Convention News Television created the video about the Friends of Marlene.  It tells our story beautifully.  View it to the left. Thank you CNTV!


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!


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 Managment Association "Spirit Award".

Marlene would be most proud!