Published on July 26, 2022

Silver Cross 31st Annual Charity Golf Classic Raises $265,000 for Patient Care

Corporate Citizen Award
Right to left: Silver Cross President & CEO Ruth Colby presents the 2022 Silver Cross Corporate Citizen Award to Bob Diedrich, Old National Bank (formerly First Midwest Bank) Co-Market President for Southwest Chicagoland Area, at the 31st annual Silver Cross Charity Golf Classic June 27 at Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club. The annual outing raised over $265,000 to advance patient care at Silver Cross Hospital.

The Silver Cross Foundation raised over $265,000 at the 31st Annual Silver Cross Charity Golf Classic, presented by Hollywood Casino Joliet. The fundraiser was held June 27 at Crystal Tree Country Club in Orland Park. Proceeds from the event will help Silver Cross Hospital advance with new facilities, programs and technology, including more medical and surgical rooms and Will County’s first and only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which is now open.

“Thanks to the generosity of the many golfers, sponsors and volunteers, Silver Cross can continue to provide advanced treatments and medical expertise, so patients do not have to leave the area for safe, high quality healthcare,” said Tracy Simons, Executive Director of the Silver Cross Foundation. 

One of the event’s highlights was the presentation of the 2022 Silver Cross Corporate Citizen Award to First Midwest Bank – now part of Old National Bank. This annual award recognizes a local business that has demonstrated meaningful leadership through corporate social responsibility programs, philanthropy, and volunteerism in our community and at Silver Cross Hospital. 

Bob Diedrich, Co-Market President for Old National Bank’s Southwest Chicagoland Area, accepted the award on behalf of First Midwest Bank and shared how being a good corporate citizen has been a part of the bank’s DNA since Silver Cross supporters Clarence Oberwortmann, Andrew Barber and Frank Turk founded the original bank more than 80 years ago.   

First Midwest Bank, which officially became part of Old National Bank earlier this year, has grown and evolved significantly, but their mission remains unchanged – helping clients achieve financial success in the communities in which their staff live and work. Silver Cross, like so many other not-for-profit organizations, have been on the receiving end of their kindness and generosity many times over the years. Both Mike Scudder and Jim Roolf have voluntarily served on the Hospital’s Board of Trustees for many years with Roolf leading the capital campaign to raise $9 million to build the replacement of the hospital 10 years ago. 

In addition to First Midwest Bank and Hollywood Casino Joliet, more than 95 organizations participated in this year’s Charity Golf Classic. Major sponsors supporting the Hospital’s Foundation include AHEAD, The Alden Network, AON, Block Electric Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Capital Strategies Investment Group, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates, the Czerkies Family, EM Strategies, Old National Bank (formerly First Midwest Bank), Heart Care Centers of Illinois, Lewis University, Lincoln-Way Community Bank, Low Voltage Solutions, Midwest Respiratory, Oak Orthopedics, PFS Group, Power Construction, Reed Construction, Sentinel Technologies, SHERLOQ Solutions, Silver Cross Medical Staff, Silver Oaks Behavior Hospital, Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital and Village of New Lenox. A complete list is available at

The 32nd annual Silver Cross Charity Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 26, 2023 at Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club. For more information, call the Silver Cross Foundation at (815) 300-7105. To make an online donation, visit

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.