Spring Fling

The 29th Annual Spring Fling was held June 15th at the Merchandise Mart. Spring Fling is the major fundraiser of The John Buck Company Foundation (and our industry's party of the year) and this year records were broken once again in raising over $1,000,000 to benefit both By The Hand Club for Kids and the Foundation.

Twenty of Chicago’s top restaurants (that included two Top Chef alum) provided a variety of fare from classic Chicago steakhouse to deep dish pizza and delectable plates with an Italian, Latin, Jamaican and Asian flair while over 2,700 guests sipped rośe and wine under the stars. We were not able to sell out all 1,000 Big Draw Raffle tickets prior to the event but ticket sales at the door soared and a lucky grand-prize winner walked away with $25,000. A full list of all the winners can be found below.

The success of our annual Spring Fling fundraiser could never be accomplished without 131 corporate sponsors who generously provided overwhelming support to underwrite the event, as well as our in-kind vendors, who we count on to graciously donate their time, talents and products. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! A complete list of our corporate sponsors and in-kind vendors can be found below.

From assembling invitations and selling Big Draw tickets to volunteering for wristband distribution, we also thank the staff of The John Buck Company for all your help. This is a completely employee-managed event.

Mark your calendars on June 14, 2018 for the 30th Annual Spring Fling at the Merchandise Mart. For additional information about the event, please contact Spring Fling Coordinator Donna Wright at (312) 441-4105 or dwright@tjbc.com.

The John Buck Company Spring Fling

Spring Fling is The John Buck Company’s charity event held annually to benefit a Chicago-area charitable organization that emphasizes support of children, families and education. Over the past 29 years, Spring Fling has helped raise $11.7 million in charitable contributions for Chicago non-profit organizations.