Twinkling stars and a warm, dry evening brought 2,600 attendees to the Merchandise Mart to help The John Buck Company celebrate thirty years of giving back to the community. Spring Fling was held Thursday, June 14th; the main fundraiser of The John Buck Company Foundation raised over $950,000 this year to benefit both Working on Womanhood (“WOW”) and the Foundation.
Twenty of the City’s top restaurants provided a variety of Chicago classic food while guests sipped rośe under the stars. Once again we were unable to sell 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. Another winner won this year’s featured 30th Anniversary Gift Basket.
The success of our annual Spring Fling fundraiser could never be accomplished without the 121 corporate sponsors who generously provide 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.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 13, 2019, for the 31st Annual Spring Fling at the Merchandise Mart when our beneficiary will be VOCEL. For additional information about the event, please contact Spring Fling Coordinator, Donna Wright, at (312) 441-4105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 30 years, Spring Fling has helped raise $12.6 million in charitable contributions for Chicago non-profit organizations.