Marklund develops collaborations with other organizations so that children and adults with profound developmental disabilities and medically challenged conditions receive the support and resources they need.
Marklund has partnerships with area educational institutions including Chamberlain College of Nursing, Harper College and College of DuPage. Nursing and therapy students participate in clinical rotations at the Marklund Children’s Home in Bloomingdale and Marklund at Mill Creek campus (therapy only) in Geneva. The experience at Marklund educates students on providing care to individuals who have complex medical needs and developmental disabilities.
Local businesses and Marklund succeed together! The saying goes: it takes a village to raise a child, and it takes teamwork between non-profits and our supporters to reach all of our goals.
Marklund is proud to offer businesses the opportunity to support individuals with profound disabilities while enjoying the benefits of sponsorship. Annual, renewable partnerships start at $2,500 and no two partnerships are the same. Marklund is committed to providing a customizable package that fulfills the business needs of each of our partners.
Benefits of a Corporate Partnership may include any of the following:
• Tickets to any of Marklund’s signature events,
• Annual recognition at www.www.marklund.org/CP,
• Corporate Partner feature article in the Care Letter (reaching 15,000 community members),
• Facility space for your meetings at the Marklund Hyde Center in Geneva,
• Recognition at all of Marklund’s signature events,
• Classroom and building naming opportunities, and
• Let’s brainstorm what works for your business…
To talk about teaming up with Marklund and to design a custom package for your business, contact Vicki Krystof, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, at 630-593-5482
A Marklund Corporate Partner since 2012, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital has been a true ally to Marklund not only as the closest hospital and emergency care provider for the Marklund Philip Center for Children in Bloomingdale – but also as an integral program and event sponsor. Serving Chicago’s Western suburbs, AMITA Health – Adventist GlenOaks Hospital provides the highly personalized, compassionate care, and convenience of a local hospital, with all the benefits of high caliber medical expertise and technological advancements.
BMO Harris Bank became a Marklund Corporate Partner in 2012 and sponsors the Top Hat Ball, the Annual Golf Classic, and the Run, Walk and Roll 5k/1M. Their philanthropy extends beyond that: for the past two summers, a group of local BMO Harris employees volunteered at Marklund’s Mill Creek Campus in Geneva, playing baseball with clients and gardening to spruce up the campus. Their branches in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles have also helped with Marklund’s Holiday Giving Tree gift drive for our clients. BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions for everyday banking, financing, investing, as well as a full suite of integrated commercial and financial advisory services.
Since 2007, Bornquist, Inc. has been a presence at the Marklund Golf Classic and is committed to supporting Marklund’s mission. Located in Chicago and East Moline, IL, Bornquist has over 75 years of experience providing fluid handling products and services. Their mission is to be the systems experts in fluid handling applications, including steam, hydronics, plumbing, chilled water and condenser water service, and a host of industrial applications.
As a long-time supporter of Little Angels, Cobra Concrete Services (Cobra) joined Marklund as a Corporate Partner in 2017 after the two non-profits merged. Cobra is a sponsor of the Angel Songs Soiree, the Marklund Run, Walk and Roll, the Top Hat Ball, and the Marklund Golf Classic. Dan Foley, Cobra President, now serves on Marklund’s Board of Directors. He supports the organization in various other ways, including purchasing custom-labeled wine from another corporate partner, Aspen Lane Wine Company, which returns a portion of its sales proceeds back to Marklund. Cobra is the leading provider of concrete sawing and drilling services in Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Central and Southern Illinois, as well as Milwaukee and surrounding cities. Cobra offers a complete range of services to handle all concrete and scanning needs.
Following the merger of Marklund and Little Angels, a longtime supporter of Little Angels, made the decision to become a Corporate Partner. Fisher® nuts is a major sponsor of the Angel Songs Soiree and a committed supporter of our mission to make everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities. For over 90 years, Fisher® nuts has been providing consumers with high quality and delicious nut products for recipes and snacking. The Fisher brand is a proud product of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., based in Elgin, Illinois. John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., founded in 1922, is a leading processor, marketer and distributor of baking nuts, snack nuts and nut-based products that are sold in multiple distribution channels. In addition to the Fisher® brand, our products can be found under the Orchard Valley Harvest® and Sunshine Country® brand names and a variety of private brands.
Labor Temps has a long history with Marklund and is committed to supporting Marklund’s Standard of Care. Located throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, Labor Temps has been providing high quality, customized staffing solutions since 1990. Labor Temps supports a diverse range of organizations and industries with short-term needs as well as those requiring large-scale managed services.
A strong supporter of Marklund’s Mission, Next Generation Logistics, Inc.(NGL) was founded in 1988, and is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and a leader in technology based supply chain services and software solutions. NGL has 3 distinct divisions focusing on outsourced managed transportation services, transportation management software (TMS), and supply chain network optimization studies.
In 2014, Fitch Healthcare became the presenting sponsor of Marklund’s annual Run, Walk, and Roll 5K/1M event. The next year, Fitch Healthcare signed on as a Marklund Corporate Partner, adding Marklund’s other signature events – the Top Hat Ball and Golf Classic to their portfolio of support. In early 2017, Fitch Healthcare was acquired by Plante Moran who has generously continued the partnership with Marklund, honoring Fitch Healthcare’s philanthropic initiatives. Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest accounting, tax and consulting firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, service, health care, private equity, public sector and real estate and construction.
Marklund’s history with Porter Pipe & Supply Company extends beyond their corporate partnership which began in 2015. Porter Pipe & Supply Company was introduced to Marklund in 1997 at the Top Hat Ball. Since 2006, Jim & Bud Porter have been the presenting sponsor of the Marklund Golf Classic where many of their friends, employees, and vendors gather to enjoy a beautiful day supporting our clients. Jim & Bud currently are Co-Chairmen for the Golf Classic with their employees contributing as committee members. Bud has become a beloved emcee and auctioneer at the Golf Classic, and he and his wife, Binna, are currently serving as Chairpersons for the Top Hat Ball. The Porters are true advocates for the individuals served by Marklund. Founded in 1976, Porter Pipe & Supply is a family-owned and operated business headquartered in Addison, Illinois. In 2014, Jim & Bud Porter were honored at Top Hat Ball as Marklund’s Friend of the Year.
RAM Mechanical Services, Inc. has been a long-time supporter of Marklund. George Webster has worn many hats, serving on Marklund’s Board of Directors as well as the Golf Classic Committee. As a Corporate Partner, RAM Mechanical demonstrates a strong commitment to Marklund’s programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Located in Carol Stream, RAM Mechanical is a full-service mechanical contracting firm providing heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and service to Chicagoland’s commercial, industrial, and institutional markets for over 20 years.
As one of Marklund’s first Corporate Partners in 2012, Stumm Insurance continues to sponsor the Top Hat Ball, Annual Golf Classic, and Run, Walk & Roll 5K/1M event. A family-owned brokerage, Stumm Insurance manages employee benefit plans for over 230 employers nationally, with the majority in Chicagoland. Now in its fourth generation, Stumm Insurance continues to grow and focus on staying current with industry trends.
With 20 years of strong giving history at Marklund, Trust Company Wealth Partners became a Corporate Partner in 2016, and sponsors the Top Hat Ball and the Annual Golf Classic. Trust Company’s Chairman Gregory Osko began the company’s involvement when he served on the Board of Directors, Top Hat Ball committee and was then recognized as the Friend of the Year in 2009. TC Wealth Partners has been entrusted to manage Marklund’s employee 403b and Endowment Fund for many years, and their team not only embraces the legacy of giving established by Greg and TC Wealth Partners’ founders, but ensures Marklund employees are knowledgeable about their retirement investment benefit. Founded in 1993, TC Wealth Partners is an independent, fee-based wealth management firm with expertise in financial planning, investments, trust services, and corporate retirement plans, serving individuals, families and business owners as they plan for and journey through life’s many transitions.
As the Official Airline of the Top Hat Ball since 2007, United Airlines has complemented many of the vacation packages offered on auction with airline tickets as well as being the Heads or Tails sponsor, providing airline tickets as the winning prize. United Airlines has the world’s most comprehensive global route network, a fuel-efficient modern fleet, an industry-leading loyalty program, optimal hub locations throughout the United States, and more than 84,000 employees strong around the world.
Over the years, Viking Travel Service has been instrumental in supporting Marklund with donated travel experiences for live auction packages, as well as a supporter of our Holiday Giving Tree gift drive for our clients. They have leveraged continual support from world-wide travel partners that now support Marklund events with in-kind gifts for our auctions. In 2015, Viking Travel Service joined us as a Corporate Partner, becoming the Official Travel Agency of the Top Hat Ball, and a matching donor for the Fund-in-Need paddle raise portion of the event that in 2015 raised over $300,000 in support of Marklund’s programs. With over 42 years of experience and travel specialists who want to meet your vacation needs, Viking provides exceptional travel coordination services by top-notch professionals.
West Suburban Bank has been a member of the Marklund family for 25 years and a Marklund Corporate Partner since 2012. West Suburban Bank has sponsored the Top Hat Ball and the Annual Golf Classic throughout the years. With 35 convenient locations, West Suburban Bank is a full service bank serving DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will counties in Illinois.
Marklund is always looking for new partners and is happy to customize a package that meets your business needs.