The 7th Annual Golf Outing at Cantigny Golf Club on September 25th, raised over $330,000 for scholarships. Thank you to generous donors and great volunteers!

The Empower Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

2017 Scholarship Fund Golf Outing a Swinging Success!

The sixth annual Empower Scholarship Fund golf outing was held on Wednesday, September 27 at Cantigny Golf Club in Wheaton, IL. More than 200 guests were in attendance, including Chicago Blackhawk Stanley Cup Champion Brent Sopel, President and CEO Lisa Wardell, CFO Patrick Unzicker and current and past board members Dennis Keller (top left) and Bill Burke.

Also, attending the event were three scholarship recipients (second from left), Jessica Wilding, Joe Lumpkin and Olayinka Oghome.

Thanks to our more than 70 corporate partners for making this event a success and the many colleagues who participated in the event. A special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Ascend Learning. Since its inception, the golf outing has raised nearly $1.9 million.

This year, we raised a record amount of donations and $360,000 will be used for student scholarships, which is a record amount. Funds raised will be used for scholarships to students attending schools within the Adtalem Global Education Family.

The Empower Scholarship Fund Announces the Kathleen Modene Memorial Scholarship

“After meeting Kathy Modene for the first time, I remember thinking how incredibly intelligent, fun-spirited and congenial she was.”
―S. Cobb.

This impression was shared by the many people who came to know her, especially those who discovered she was the “go to” person for answers. Kathy possessed a genuine compassion, caring nature, and commitment to helping others that led her to follow her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. Upon completing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, she began her career in pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. When Deaconess College of Nursing sought to establish a pediatric program, they called upon Kathy’s knowledge, expertise in nursing, and experience to develop the program. Her journey in academia included the Master of Science degree in nursing, which combined her love of pediatrics with a specialty in mental health nursing.

During her tenure at Deaconess College of Nursing, Kathy served as a faculty member, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Coordinator for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. When Deaconess transitioned into Chamberlain College of Nursing, she became the Director of Institutional and Programmatic Accreditation, where she facilitated the growth of Chamberlain from just the St. Louis campus to more than twenty accredited campuses nationwide, as well as numerous online degree programs.

The influence of Kathy’s life work will long be seen in the success of countless nurses, faculty, staff and other professionals whose lives she touched. She truly exemplified the spirit of Chamberlain CARE. Through the Kathleen Modene Memorial Scholarship, her spirit will live on in our memories and hearts and in nursing education students at Chamberlain University.