(Western Springs, IL) – The Legacy Guild, a local nonprofit, recently raised over $90,000 at its Summer Fundraiser held on July 23 to benefit area students who have lost a parent. In June, the organization distributed $183,125 in college scholarships to 75 students living in the Lyons Township District 204 community. Founded in 2012, the local charity has distributed nearly $1.3 million in college scholarships and provided mentoring to area students.
Summer Event co-chair and incoming Board President Ryan Williamson of La Grange said, “We were excited to gather together with our supporters and enjoy a great fun evening while raising money for our Scholars.”
Attendees enjoyed a full dinner with cocktails under a tent pool-side at the beautiful Chicago Highlands Club in Westchester. There was Live music along with wine tasting and bourbon tasting stations. Donors provided awesome items for a silent auction as well.
“At each event we are again humbled by the generosity of new and returning sponsors and donors,” added Liam Bresnahan, Legacy Guild Board Member and Co-Chair of Summer Fundraiser.
On Thursday, September 30, The Legacy Guild will host two fundraisers. Attendees can attend one or both. In the afternoon the 10th annual golf outing will take place at the La Grange Country Club. In the evening, a fundraiser event will be held at The Elm in downtown La Grange. This unique event will have the feel of a Vegas Lounge Night with dinner, drinks and LIVE music. Sponsors will be recognized at both events.
During the evening event, we will be presenting Joan Smothers (Smothers Group with Compass) with the Community Champion Award for her dedication to improving the Lyons Township Community through her generous support of local charitable organizations.
To learn more about The Legacy Guild or its upcoming fundraisers or to make a donation, visit www.TheLegacyGuild.com.