Donor List

Thank You

Our Heartfelt Thanks We extend our appreciation to the many benefactors who invested in the Friends of Marlene Hetzel Palmerson fund at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Their generosity allows the Friends of Marlene Hetzel Palmerson to continue to provide meaningful support for services offered at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehsive Cancer Care Center, making a positive impact on the lives of many.

Fiscal Year 2016 Donors

September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016

$10,000 and Above

Toronto Convention and Visitors Association

$5,000 to $9,999

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

onPeak

Freeman Audio Visual Solutions

$3500 tp $4999

Experient Inc

Palmer House Hilton

Hilton Worldwide

Hyatt Shared Service Center

Hilton San Francisco and Parc 55 San Francisco a Hilton Hotel

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Hilton Chicago

Freeman

Northwestern Memorial Foundation

New Orleans Hilton

San Francisco Travel

San Diego Convention Center

Sheraton Grand Chicago

Sunstone Saint Cl.air Lessee Inc

Washington Hilton

$2,500 - $4,999

Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau

MPI - Chicago Area Chapter

Francine Pepitone and Stephen Erenburg

$1,000 - $2.499

Laura and Scott Andryk

Martin D. Balogh

Barbara Connell

Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau

William and Wilma Dooley Foundation

Holly and Robert Gibout

Christie Hicks

Jenny Lynch

Larry Palmerson

James H. Sweeney

Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

$500 - $999

Laura J. Baumeister

Carol Buseman Roper

Rhonda D. Chesney

Dickinson & Associates

Rosemarie Dubrovich

Catherine Dunlap and Thomas Rieck

Elizabeth Erickson Marnul

Jean and Tony Ferrone

Jeff and Kori Gassaway

Chuck B. Grouzard

Bill and Lois Grusich

Eric J. Hopper

Susan and Richard Katz

Maritz Holdings, Inc.

Laura Metcaff Jelinek and James E. Jelinek

Felix Niespodziewanski

Fergal O'Sullivan

Timothy Pearan

Rachael M. Riggs

Deidre Ross

San Diego Visitors Authority

Deborah Sexton

Spinaker DME

George Traintafillo

Nancy Umansky

Christopher and Shirley Wehking

Donald and Jean Welsh

Jamie Zarza

$250 - $499

Association Forum Foundation

Sharon Bennett

Linda Cooper

James Cummins

Jenna Cummins

Kathy Dalton

Robert and Sara Donovan

Susan Euritt

Gina Farris

Grant Hickman

Candice Janowski

Jennifer Kimball

Stacy Lucherini

Ed Napleton Dealership Corp

Beth O'Malley

Carol M. Overman

Mary Patton and Tom Prochaska

Lisa A. Puchorius

Murray M. Ryan

Linda Tarrson

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

 

 

FISCAL YEAR 2015 DONORS

September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015

$10,000 and Above

Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

Toronto Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

$5,000 and Above

onPeak

 

$2,500 - $4,999

Enterprise Holdings Incorporated

Chuck Grouzard

Kathleen Hill

Lowes Hotels Services Inc.

 

$1,000 - $2,499

Kathleen Hughes

PCMA Education Founcation

Francine Pepitone

James H. Sweeney

William and Wilma Dooley Foundation

 

$500 - $999

Anne Baetz

Kathleen Baetz

Carol Buseman

Barbara Connell

Thomas Ehrsam

Evereve Incorporated

Lois Grusich

Rosemarie Horcher

David Milligan

Deborah Sexton

George Traintafillo

United Way of Chicago

Verde Events Inc.

Don Welsh

 

$250 - $499

Laura Andryk                                                 Joseph Balez

Lana Baumeister                                           Sharon DeFalco

Colleen Donohoe                                           Robert J Donovan

Cathleen Dunlap                                            Stephen C Falk

Jean Ferrone                                                 Fidelity Chairitable Gifts

Kay Granath                                                  Kathy  Gustafson

Peggy M. Hagaman                                      Christie Hicks

Evelyn  Laxgang                                            Margaret M. Marilley

Stephen T. Martin                                          Northwestern Memorial Foundation

Mary Beth Nowak                                          Carol M. Overman
 
Vonita D. Reescer                                         Deidre Ross
 
Kathleen Tait                                                 Chris  Wehking
 
Shirley Wehking                                            Veronica  Zitella                                                        
 
Gerald  Zoldan
 

 

Fiscal Year 2014 Donors

September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014

$10,000 and Above

Toronto Convention and Visitors Association

 

$5,000 and above

Association Forum Foundation

onPeak

 

$2,500 - $4,999

Jenna Cummins

Francine Pepitone and Stephen Erenberg

 

$1,000 - $2,499

Carol Christensen

Sharon DeFalco

Carol Dillon

William and Wilma Dooley Foundation

Jean M. Ferrone

Greg Gillis

Macy's/Bloomingdale's

Mary Kay McMahon

Mary Beth Nowak

Deidre Ross

Jennifer Sanders

James H. Sweeney

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

 

$500 - $999

Anne Baetz

Mark Barrett

Lana Baumeister

Linda Cooper

Robert J. Donovan

Peggy M. Hagaman

Rose Horcher

JKB Club of Glenbard South High School

Laura Jelinek

Susan and Richard Katz

Catherine Ray

Judith M. Wallenstein

 

$250 - $499

Martin D. Balogh Mollie Mercado
Rosemary Bittorf Tracey E. Morrissey
Shannon Bortz Kathryn Newcomb
Kathy Dalton Northwestern Memorial Foundation
Catherine Dunlap Maribeth O'Malley
Heidi Edinger Larry Palmerson
Stephen C. Falk Mary Patton
Wilfred Anthony Grusich Cleo Pirpiris
Mark W. Henry Barbara Schultz
Debra Lessin Gerald Zoldan
Mary Sue Lyon Stephanie Yonkers
Mary Ellen McCluskey  

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$50 - $249

  Jon Hixon     
Maria Andriola Adam Kamykowski               
Scott Andryk Marian Kerpan
Shauna Barry Elizabeth Kerr
Sarah Bauer Jennifer Kimball
Fred Baumeister Ed Kline
Daniel J. Bender Nancy Lee
Steven Burger Lyn M. Maddox
Carol Buseman Steve Martin
Stacey Christie Evelyn Mcgowan
Barbara Connell Mike McGowan
Gisele Dahl James McKeown
Kathy Dever Ann Murray
Michael Dokich Kelly Nelson
Laura M. Downes Brian Palmer
Nalini Dube-Borzym Pat F. Sander
Holly Gibout Jacqueline Schermerhorn
Mariann Gorman Fred Shea
Nora Gorman Louise A. Siberman
Judie Green Dennis Smith
Meaghan Grimes Linda Tarrson
Kathy Gustafson Lori Truttschel
Sharon Harris Chris Wehking
John Hern Marilyn Zilka
Heidi Hetzel  



 

Fiscal Year 2013 Donors

September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013

 

$5,000 and Above  

onPeak                 

 
$2,500 - $4,900  

Helen Cherrett

Hilton Worldwide

Francine Pepitone and Stepen Erenburg

 
$1,000 - $2,499  

 

Tom Blaszczyk

Bloomingdale's, Inc

Jenna Cummins

Rosemary Dubrovich

Stephen C. Falk

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Eric Hotard

Intercontinental Hotels Group Philanthropic Programs

 

 

 

Bich-Lien Kaldahl

Mary Beth and Wayne Nowak

Mary Patton

Joseph V. Popolo

Rene Ross

James H. Sweeney

Gerald Zoldan

$500 - $999  

 

Anne Baetz

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Lana J. Baumeister

Jacqueline Edwards

Event Transportation Systems

Tony & Jean Ferrone

Greater Midwest Chapter PCMA

Hinsdale Lodge No. 934 AF and AM

Susan and Richard Katz

Dan Kelleher

 

Felix Niespodziewanski

Vonita D. Reescer-Miller

Deidre Ross

Ed Rudzinski

Charlotte Sparrow

United Service Companies Inc

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Don Welsh

$250 - $499  

 

Attendee Interactive LLC

Martin D. Balogh

Daniel J. Bender

Joyce Clark

Barbara Connell

Linda Cooper

Robert Donoval

William and Wilma Dooley Foundation

William Dooley

Diane Dreis

Cathlerine Dunlap

Heidi Edinger

Paula C. Goedert

Bill Grusich

Wilfred Anthony Grusich

Peggy M. Hagaman

Mark W. Henry

Hazel Herzog

Myron Herzog

Grant HIckman

 

Rose Horcher

Terrance Hutton

Teresa J. Jacobsen

Jeannie Jacobson

Jennifer Kimball

Evelyn Laxgang

Debra Lessin

Margaret (Peggy) Marilley

Kathryn Newcomb

Newsday Communications

Carol M. Overman

Larry Palmerson

Rachel Pecka

Murray M. Ryan

Jacqueline Schermerhorn

Deborah Sexton

Fred Shea

Louise A. Silberman

Linda Tarrson

 

$100 - $249  

John Adams

Sarah Bauer

Laurie L. Behncke

Veronica Buckley

Keith Bura

Rhonda D. Chesney

Mike Collins

Barbara L. Dean

Dariela Deanda

Mary Eiken

John Folks

Jeff Gassaway

Kori Gassaway

Tom Gordon

Hoagie Herman

Hyatt Shared Service Center

Laura Jelinek

Edward Jeske

Donna Karl

D.B. Kent

Elizabeth Kerr

Jennifer Kimball

Rose Lascio

Catherine Lawler

Alain G LeCoque

The Lichtenberg Family

Diane B. Lyons

 

Michael Marano

Mary L. Martin

Paul J. McCaffray

Maryellen McCluskey

Jenny Meyer

Barbara Miner

Timothy A. Moses

Margaret M. Murphy

William J. Meyers

Terry O'Brien

Maribeth O'Malley

O'Neil's Bar and Grill Corp

Brian Palmer

Mia M. Rampersad

Angela Ranalli

Vonita D. Resscer

James R. Reese

William R. Roberts

Carol Roper

Murry M. Ryan

Stephanie Sanchez

Gary Schirmacher

Erin Stahowiak

Gretchen Stegall

Judy Wallenstein

Brandon Walton

Marilyn Zilka

   

 

Fiscal Year 2016 Donors

September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016

$10,000 and Above

Toronto Convention and Visitors Association

$5,000 to $9,999

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

onPeak

Freeman Audio Visual Solutions

$3500 tp $4999

Experient Inc

Palmer House Hilton

Hilton Worldwide

Hyatt Shared Service Center

Hilton San Francisco and Parc 55 San Francisco a Hilton Hotel

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Hilton Chicago

Freeman

Northwestern Memorial Foundation

New Orleans Hilton

San Francisco Travel

San Diego Convention Center

Sheraton Grand Chicago

Sunstone Saint Cl.air Lessee Inc

Washington Hilton

$2,500 - $4,999

Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau

MPI - Chicago Area Chapter

Francine Pepitone and Stephen Erenburg

$1,000 - $2.499

Laura and Scott Andryk

Martin D. Balogh

Barbara Connell

Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau

William and Wilma Dooley Foundation

Holly and Robert Gibout

Christie Hicks

Jenny Lynch

Larry Palmerson

James H. Sweeney

Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

$500 - $999

Laura J. Baumeister

Carol Buseman Roper

Rhonda D. Chesney

Dickinson & Associates

Rosemarie Dubrovich

Catherine Dunlap and Thomas Rieck

Elizabeth Erickson Marnul

Jean and Tony Ferrone

Jeff and Kori Gassaway

Chuck B. Grouzard

Bill and Lois Grusich

Eric J. Hopper

Susan and Richard Katz

Maritz Holdings, Inc.

Laura Metcaff Jelinek and James E. Jelinek

Felix Niespodziewanski

Fergal O'Sullivan

Timothy Pearan

Rachael M. Riggs

Deidre Ross

San Diego Visitors Authority

Deborah Sexton

Spinaker DME

George Traintafillo

Nancy Umansky

Christopher and Shirley Wehking

Donald and Jean Welsh

Jamie Zarza

 

THIS LIST ABOVE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED, MORE TO COME

 

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LATEST NEWS

Gilda's Club Chicago Partnership

Gilda's Logo

Friends of Marlene is pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2017 we will exclusively partner with Gilda's Club Chicago.  We have had seven great years of fundraising on behalf of Northwestern Memorial Foundation, The Maggie Daley Center and The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.  We will close our formal relationship with Northwestern having raised $500,000. Having funded many different supportive services at Northwestern, one that we will continue to financially support and are most proud of is the "Patient Notebook".  This has become an essential tool for patients, providing critical information and a place to chronicle the patient journey. We are deeply grateful to Northwestern for their support and great work. We are delighted to broaden our scope of support to include not only cancer patients, as well as their families friends and caregivers, through our relationship with Gilda's Club Chicago. To learn more about Gilda's Club Chicago:  Click Here    

Friends of Marlene Cheer at 24th Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K

Each year Friends of Marlene make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer and their families by supporting our cheer-team's fundraising efforts for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University!

Again on June 4, 2017, our Team joined in the Lurie Cancer Center’s 24th Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K. Our goals are to honor and celebrate cancer survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, accelerate vital research to prevent, detect and treat cancer, and improve the lives of patients after treatment ends.

Great job Team Marlene!

To financially support our cheer-team: Click Here

2017 Lurie Walk

Welcome Associate Committee

The Friends of Marlene welcomes our new Associate Committee.  The group will bring innovative new perspectives to our fundraising and awareness building.  Thank you to this enthusiastic new group.

Jennifer Kimball, Chair

Mandy Marneris, CMP

MJ Meisenheimer

Maddie Metcalf

Cassie Niespodziewanski

Annie Palmerson

Kristina Simkins

Kelly Snyder, CMP

Maddie Wehking

Joe Wilush

Inaugural Golf Outing Raised Over $85,000

On October 3, the Friends of Marlene hosted the Inaugural Golf Outing at Stonebridge Country Club.  88 golfers, sponsors and Friends of Marlene enjoyed an outstanding event which included a post-golf dinner.  Our sincerest gratitude to all who participated and especially our sponsors.  For a full list of event sponsors click here.

golf check

Golf Logo

Save the date for next years outing - Monday October 2, 2017

Stonebridge Country Club, Aurora Illinois

For more Information about sponsorship opportunities and foursomes contact:

 

Financial Achievement                                                       

As of March 1, 2017, The Friends of Marlene have raised over $450,000 in support of comprehensive cancer care at The Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern Medicine.  
 

Annual Giving

We recognize and thank those who have supported the Friends of Marlene. Thank you

For a complete list of donors click here

 

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!

onPeak