May 16, 2022
Education

Legacy Guild to host fundraiser at FitzGerald’s

The Legacy Guild will host The Big Spring Event 2018 on Feb. 24 at FitzGerald’s Nightclub in Berwyn to benefit students who have lost a parent.

The fundraiser, featuring Midwest cover band Mike & Joe, will be from 7 p.m. to midnight on the main stage at FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road.

In 2017, The Legacy Guild awarded $187,500 in college scholarships to 75 students living in Lyons Township High School District 204 who had a parent die while being raised in the area, according to an organization news release. Each Legacy Guild scholar receives a $2,500 scholarship renewable for as many as four years of college – a commitment of as much as $10,000 per student.

Thanks to the support of the local community, The Legacy Guild has now provided $478,500 in college scholarship awards since its inception in 2012. More than 98 cents of every dollar raised by the guild goes directly to fund scholarships, the release stated.

Tickets to The Big Spring Event 2018 are $150 per person, and they are available at thelegacyguild.com. The ticket price includes open bar with top-shelf liquor, food from Jimmy’s Place of Forest Park, a round-trip bus ride from La Grange, opportunities to bid on live and silent auction prizes, and other surprises.

FNBC Bank & Trust is the event sponsor, according to the release.