La Grange resident Mark Heuer received the 2013 Jack Wheeler Memorial Award for his endless dedication, generosity, and efforts to support Nazareth Academy and its students, families and surrounding community, Nazareth Academy announced Thursday.
The award was presented by Fathers Club President, Bob Gray, during the annual Jack Wheeler Memorial Golf Outing at Edgewood Valley Country Club on Monday, September 23, 2013.
Gray described Heuer as, “A person of so many rich qualities," in a statement from the school.
Heuer, he said, "Embodies the endearing qualities this award seeks to recognize every year. Coming from someone who greatly benefitted from the trail Mark and past Fathers Club presidents blazed before me, I witnessed Mark’s wisdom, passion, energy and extraordinary work ethic. These are the qualities that make Fathers Club and Nazareth Academy even better today. It is this man’s dedication to our school and our community that make him so deserving of this honor.”
Heuer is a Portfolio Manager for BMO Global Asset Management, Corp. He served as the Fathers Club President in 2006-2007. He also chaired the Jack Wheeler Golf Outing for three years, according to a news release from Nazareth Academy. He and his wife Mary’s two children, Bridget '04 and Tim '09, attended and graduated from Nazareth.
More than 100 golfers participated in this year’s Jack Wheeler Golf Classic, raising over $45,000 for the Nazareth Fathers Club, which provides funds for bereavement and need-based scholarships which assist Nazareth families and students directly. Attendees enjoyed lunch, a round of golf and a reception complete with raffles and auction items.
Nazareth Academy, a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school serving families from 55 communities and over 100 grade schools in Chicago and the western suburbs, established in 1900 and sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph, values scholarship, service, spirit, and unity.
Information courtesy of a news release from Nazareth Academy.