Marian Catholic golf outing exceeds fundraising goal
September 11, 2012 12:58PM
Golfers enjoy the day during the recent Marian Catholic Endowment Golf Classic. | Supplied photo
Updated: September 11, 2012 1:02PM
It started with a light, consistent mist as golfers prepared for the 23rd annual Marian Catholic Endowment Golf Classic recently at Flossmoor Country Club and Idlewild Country Club.
As the day progressed, the rain followed. The mild to moderate rainfall covered the golf courses while 165 golfers, unaffected by conditions, played their rounds.
Whether the golfers played to support Marian Catholic High School’s Endowment Classic Scholarship Fund, or to enjoy the day with good friends and colleagues, the classic was a tremendous success.
The 2012 EGC raised $109,000, exceeding the $100,000 goal. Patricia Trebe, the first-year manager of the popular event, commended the Advancement Office leadership and the team effort, along with the golf committee of 24 members, co-chaired by Greg Underwood from Flossmoor and Mark Peifer from Munster.
Established in 1989, the event has focused on building a future of scholarships through endowment.
“The balance in the Endowment Golf Classic account grows stronger every year,” said Sister Judine Hilbing, president of Marian Catholic. “The scholarships we award are funded by the market return on investments, so all the proceeds from this event strengthen the principal investment of the endowment.”
Mike Kennedy participates annually with a fivesome that’s made up of elementary to high school classmates and friends.
“I was blessed with a Marian Catholic education by my parents, and I have both a duty and a desire to share that same blessing with others,” Kennedy said. “The Endowment Classic is a good way to give back and to have a great time doing it.”
For 35 students this past school year, the Endowment Golf Classic was more than just a golf outing. For them, it meant the advantage of a Marian Catholic High School education through the Scholarship Fund.
The fund has grown to become the largest scholarship within the Marian Catholic institutional endowment portfolio, posting more than $2.3 million and awarding $80,000 in scholarships this past year to students of solid academic promise who demonstrated financial need.
Provided to the Post-Tribune