Fore the Macs: Playing it Forward Golf Outing 2019

Join us for our annual

Fore the Macs: Playing it Forward Golf Outing

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Ridge Country Club

10522 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60655

2:00pm - Check-in & Putting with the President
3:00pm - Shotgun start
6:00pm - Dinner Par-tee

This annual fundraiser benefits financial assistance at McAuley and is a wonderful opportunity for the Mighty Mac community to gather and celebrate our mission, our tradition and our future!

For more information, contact Peggy Rourke at or 773-881-6547.

Golf & Dinner

Single Player 

Early Bird (by July 15): $150
After July 15: $175
Includes 9 holes of golf & Dinner Par-tee


Save $25 per golfer!

Early Bird (by July 15): $500 
After July 15: $600
Includes 9 holes of golf and Dinner Par-tee

Not a golfer? Join us for the

Dinner Par-tee!

$75 per person

Includes dinner and a 3-hour open bar


Register Now for Golf or Dinner!

Please note, payment is due in order to reserve your spot as a golfer. All registrations are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, your registration will be designated as a donation in support of our Tradition of Excellence Scholarship. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

In addition to joining us for the event, you can help make it possible for young women to experience the Lifetime Advantage of a McAuley education by assisting financially with a sponsorship. All sponsors will be listed on an event banner and on our website, in addition to the perks listed.

Show your support!
Register as a Sponsor!

Caring Heart Sponsor - $10,000

Includes two foursomes, a full-page color ad, special recognition at dinner, and prominent logo placement on event banner and website

Master Sponsor - $5,000

Includes one foursome, a half-page color ad, and special recognition at dinner

19th Hole Sponsor - $2,500

Includes beverage cart signage during golf and bar signage during Dinner Par-tee, a half-page color ad, and special recognition at dinner

Putting with the President Sponsor - $2,000

Includes putting green signage and a half-page ad

Driving Force Sponsor - $1,500

Includes the opportunity to provide a fun contest and/or giveaway to golfers as they stop at your hole, signage at your hole, and a 1/4 page ad

Golf Cart Sponsor - $1,000

Includes logo placement on all golf cart signage and thank you in program book

Tee Sponsor - $500

Includes signage at your tee and thank you in program book

Hole Sponsor - $300

Includes signage at your hole and thank you in program book

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Raffle tickets - $100 each or 6 for $500.

Buy Now for your Chance to Win!

Caring Heart Award

Anne Czarnecki Headshot

Mother McAuley is thrilled to present the 2019 Caring Heart Award to Anne Czarnecki '98!

Anne will receive the Caring Heart Award during the Dinner Par-tee. The Caring Heart Award was created in celebration of the spirited life of Caroline Griffin '12, a Mighty Mac golfer who passed away in 2015. The award is presented each year to members of the McAuley community who show courage and perseverance in the face of hardship, just as Caroline did. 

Learn More about the 2019 Recipient, Anne Czarnecki '98!

Anne Czarnecki '98 is the Program Director for Ronald McDonald House® near Advocate Children’s Hospital.  She leads a team of staff, an army of volunteers, oversees family care matters, hospital relations, community outreach, fundraising and facility maintenance; all the while keeping families and children at the heart of her decisions.

Anne began her career with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana in 2007 as Program Director for Ronald McDonald House® near Children’s Memorial Hospital. In 2012, she assumed the role of Volunteer Programs Director of Ronald McDonald House® near Lurie Children’s Hospital, a 66 bedroom House (the largest in the world at that time) in the heart of downtown Chicago.  In that role, Anne directed the strategic recruitment effort and training program that prepared a philanthropic army of over 400 new volunteers, while also focusing on unique opportunities to engage businesses and organizations within the House.  On average, Anne and her team coordinated 60 volunteers each day.

Today, in addition to her responsibilities at the House in Oak Lawn, Anne sits on the leadership team for the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®- which in partnership with Advocate Children’s Hospital- provides preventative and primary medical care to over 2,000 under-served children annually throughout Chicagoland.  In March, 2019, Anne lead a million dollar expansion project funded by AbbVie which, among other renovations, added 5 more guest bedrooms and sustainable HVAC initiatives.

Far from a stranger of the nonprofit world, Anne brings extensive management and development experience to RMHC-CNI, raising over $15 million for cancer fighting organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training Program, American Cancer Society and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology and concentration in Women’s Studies from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

History of the Caring Heart Award

The Caring Heart Award was created in celebration of the spirited life of Caroline Griffin, a member of the Mother McAuley Class of 2012. Caroline grew up in the Beverly community where she attended St. Barnabas. She was an avid golfer, and was part of both the Mother McAuley and St. Ambrose University golf teams. She always played with great zest and happiness for the Mighty Macs and Fighting Bees! She also was a heart transplant recipient who never let her congenital heart condition get in the way of enjoying life. While a sophomore at St. Ambrose, Caroline passed away as a result of ongoing heart issues. She is remembered for her courage and perseverance in the face of hardship, and for bringing light to all around her.

Past Recipients


Live Like John Service & Leadership Institute


Brian & Amy O'Connell Bonner '89

Tradition of Excellence Scholarship

With proceeds from the 2018 Fore the Macs: Playing it Forward Golf Outing, the alumnae office awarded $1,000 Tradition of Excellence Scholarships to 57 members of the Class of 2023. Your assistance helps make the dream of a Mother McAuley education a reality for many families. Thank you for continuing to support the mission of Mother McAuley and all that our history and heritage commands so we remain an exceptional center of learning for young women across Chicagoland.

Tradition of Excellence Scholarship Recipients

Thank you to our sponsors!

Caring Heart Sponsor