Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Jimmy Biggs Memorial Golf Tournament/Northwestern Tutor/Mentor Connection

Hello all! Summer time can sometimes be characterized as the slowest time of the year for Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection, but this summer has been especially productive for all of us. First of all, we are putting on a golf tournament to benefit Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection - The Jimmy Biggs Memorial Golf Tournament. It will be held tomorrow, Thursday July 17th at Highland Park Country Club. Lunch will be from 11:30am-12:45pm, tee time will be at 1:00pm, and there will be dinner and a silent auction from 5:30-8pm. Last year was a lot of fun and it was a great way for me to practice selling Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection to those in the business community, who are our main supporters for the golf tournament. Hopefully, we'll have as much fun and success tomorrow as we did last year.

Also, with there now being three Northwestern Wildcats on staff now (El Da'Sheon, Chris, and myself), as well as countless volunteers, board members, and donors being NU alumnae, we felt it was time to create a Northwestern Tutor/Mentor Connection. Chris blogs about this idea in his blog and Dan wrote about the need for stronger connections between universities and their surrounding communities in his most recent blog entry. Back in November, I went to a conference at Northwestern University on Civic Engagement and the University and wrote about it early in this blog here. Moral of the story is, universities such as Northwestern University have a wealth of talent, ideas and money amongst their alumnae. It doesn't just have to be between Northwestern and Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection where this university-non-profit connection can be made but between a variety of universities and a variety of non-profits and causes. Golf Tournaments such as the Jimmy Biggs Memorial Golf Tournament and other fun fundraising events are a great way to get people to start getting involved in supporting your cause. I look forward to all the future opportunities that I may find as Northwestern and Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection become more connected than ever before.

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