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Monday, July 29th, 2019
The Glen Club, Glenview, Illinois

Driving For Dreams is Here

Register Now for our Annually Awesome Event. The Up Foundation is Dedicated to Bringing Big Fun to Benefit Two Great Causes.



The 10th Annual Driving For Dreams is Finally Here!

For a decade now, “Helping Kids in Need” has been the singular mission of The Up Foundation.  The contributions from the Annual Driving for Dreams charity golf outing alone has raised well over $1,000,000, and has already had a profound impact and benefit to the lives of children.  Over the years, we have had the privilege to partner with world class organizations such as Autism Speaks, the Ronald McDonald House, Cradles to Crayons, St Jude, and the Children's Heart Foundation. We maintain a strong local charitable presence, helping the neediest children in our own backyard.



Ronald McDonald Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, they can get their next meal, or lay their head at night to rest. When a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.


Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities.

"Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) is looking forward to partnering with The Up Foundation and the Semmelhack Family to make this year's Driving for Dreams golf outing the most successful ever. Through the ongoing support of corporate sponsors and donors, The Up Foundation continues to make a positive impact on the lives of children and their families. Their support of RMHC-CNI this year will assist in our ability to continue to provide the care, comfort and sense of community to so many families of hospitalized children during a very stressful time in their lives." 

Holly Buckendahl
Chief Executive Officer
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana


This Year is Poised to be Our Best Outing Yet!

About The Up Foundation

Our mission is to provide support to children and their families affected by a disabilitating disease or disorder. Join us in our grassroots efforts to make a difference in our community and to touch the life of a child.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join the growing list of business & corporate sponsors, as well as individual donors who have decided to make a profound difference in the lives of children across the country. 

Photo Gallery

Visit the Up Foundation FlickR Photo Gallery for photos of previous Up Foundation events!