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 Was a Great Sucess!

Thank you to all who attended and provided support!


Friends of Marlene greatly acknowledge

The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

as a Platinum Sponsor


Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau


And Silver Sponsor


Loews Chicago Hotel

Loews Hotel Chicago


 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 this year's silent auction and in kind sponsors > Click Here


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 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!