Spring Fling 2014

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 The John Buck Company held its 26th Annual Spring Fling benefit.  More than 2,600 members of Chicago’s Real Estate community celebrated Spring Fling at the Merchandise Mart South Plaza with impending rain held at bay until almost the end of the evening!

This year, to complement existing Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsor levels, we introduced a Benefactor level to the sponsorship commitments.  With the continued generosity of ALL of our Corporate Sponsors, we were successful in raising over $700,000 to directly benefit our 2014 beneficiary, Working In the Schools (WITS) and The John Buck Company Foundation.  Included in this figure is the first prize $25,000 raffle win that was graciously donated back to the event that evening continuing the success of the ever-popular Big Draw Raffle. 

Spring Fling 2014 was heralded as the year where “the real estate community donates and dines for charity” with featured food fare from 22 of Chicago’s top restaurants providing guests with an abundance of gastronomical selections.  Industry legends, “Liquidated Damages” provided the music as well as a new twist in entertainment for Spring Fling in the way of DJ Rock City, who kept guests dancing with the raindrops.

The success of 2014 Spring Fling could not happen without our Corporate Sponsors, In-Kind vendors, Merchandise Mart staff and JBC Volunteers who continually provide overwhelming support every year.    An event of this magnitude cannot be accomplished without their efforts.

Mark your calendars!  We hope to see old friends and new faces at the Merchandise Mart South Plaza on June 18, 2015, at the 27th Annual Spring Fling.  For additional information about Spring Fling, the 2015 beneficiary “Off The Street Club” and how you can participate, please contact our Event Coordinator: Donna Wright at 312-823-4105 or dwright@tjbc.com. Please visit our full listing of sponsors, in-kind vendors and Big Draw Winners which can be accessed below.

Sponsor List

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SPRING FLING 2014 from Gerber + Scarpelli Photography on Vimeo.