Partner Program

The Partner Program is for those generous people (donations of $1,500 and above) who don’t necessarily want to be in the contest, but still want to support their favorite charities, and the tournament. Simply stated, a Partner Program pledge is a direct donation to a specified charity that also offers tournament credentials to the donor.  There are great benefits for both the charity and the donor. 

If you are a charity:

If your supporters are not already familiar with the Partner Program you need  to tell them. You will both benefit. They, with the addition of tournament credentials tied to their donation. You, by receiving 100 cents of each dollar they donate, plus a 5%-10% bonus from the tournament’s profits on that same money. For these reasons, Partner Program donations now account for over two thirds of the overall dollars collected through the Birdies for Charity program.  It’s a great deal for everyone.

If you are a donor:

Your generosity is rewarded three-fold through a Partner Program donation. First, you are guaranteed that 100 cents of every dollar you donate gets to that charity thanks to the John Deere Foundation paying all administrative costs. Second, you are providing extra support to your charity because every dollar they receive qualifies for a 5%-10% bonus payment after the tournament is over. Finally, you may receive John Deere Classic credentials tied to the various levels giving. 

Bronze Partner

$1,500 Donation ($590 Value)

  • On-Course Recognition
  • (6) One Day Clubhouse tickets
  • (10) Any Day Tickets
  • (5) One Day VIP Parking Passes
Silver Partner

$3,000 Donation ($1,430 Value)

  • On-Course Recognition
  • (12) One Day Clubhouse Tickets
  • (30) Any Day Tickets
  • (5) One Day VIP Parking Passes
Gold Partner

$5,000 Donation ($2,560 Value)

  • On-Course Recognition
  • (24) One Day Clubhouse Tickets
  • (50) Any Day Tickets
  • (10) One Day VIP Parking Passes
Diamond Partner

$10,000+ Donation

Package 1 ($2,560 Value)

  • On-Course Recognition
  • (24) One Day Clubhouse Tickets
  • (50) Any Day Tickets
  • (10) Ond Day VIP Parking Passes

Package 2 ($5,080 Value)

  • On-Course Recognition
  • (4) Thursday - Sunday 17th Green Trophy Suite Passes
  • Includes Food & Beverage
  • (4) VIP Parking Passes


2017 Partner Program Donors

Diamond Partner ($10,000 and above) Gold Partner ($5,000)

Doug & Brenda Alkema
Samuel & Marsha Allen*
Steve & Rosemary Barton
Bob & Kim Beardsley
Jeff & Jena Benge
Linda Bowers
Richard G. Bowers, Jr.*
Thomas & Sara Budan
Burlington Trailways
Seth & Adrian Crawford
Clarence & Lili Darrow
Brian & Karen Dixon
Doris & Victor Day Foundation
Mara & Mike Downing*
Elanders Americas
Dave & Linda Emrick
Kristin & Jonathan Esche
Chad & Caroline Everitt*
Jim & Jayne Field*
Edna Denise Garrett
Genesis Illini Campus Medical Staff
Jean & Marie Veronique Gilles
Mike & Monique Gorsline
Group O
Max & Jackie Guinn
Dr. Bernhard Haas
Nancy & Doug Hultquist*
Hunt & Diane Harris Family Charitable Gift Fund
HNI Corporation
Hubbell Waterman Foundation
J & J Real Estate
Mary & Matt Jones
Joseph & Patricia Judge*
Jumer's Casino & Hotel
Rajesh & Subha Kalathur
John & Sue Lawson
Bob & Pam Lees
Mike & Denise Mack
H.J. & Denice Markley
IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
John & Cheryl May
McDonald's - Kevin Murphy
Modern Woodmen of America
The Moline Foundation
Alan & Pamela Moose
Nestle Purina Pet Care
Linda Newborn*
Sam & Elisabeth Norwood
David & Joyce Nuernberger*
Bob & Blenda Ontiveros
Pappas O'Connor P.C.
Priscilla Parkhurst
Per Mar Security Services (Duffy)
Quad City Bank & Trust
Quad City Times
Ray'z Barber Shops
Sue & Bill Rector*
Cory & Heather Reed
Republic Companies*
R.I.A Federal Credit Union
Tom & Jennifer Rowe*
Tri-City Electric Co.
Donald & Jacqueline Ruggles
Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors
Randal Sergesketter
Tom Spitzfaden
Lynn & Sally Stiles
Stuart & Mary Thoms Family Foundation
Thomas W. Thoms*
The Tinsman Families
Total Solutions*
Jeff & Sue Tunberg
Jon & Michelle Tunberg
US Bank
Von Maur
Mike & Joanie Vonderhaar*
Wells Fargo
Whitey's Ice Cream
Wilber L. Burress Endowment
Mark & Dana Wilkinson*
Martin & Celeste Wilkinson
Dale & Marie Ziegler

A.D. Huesing Corp
Lane Arthur
Tara Barney
Josh & Lynn Bestold
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Terry & Nancy Brahm
Gerald Buchen
Bush Construction
Carpenters Union
John & Marcia Carver
Deere Employees Credit Union
Donald Doucette
Eye Surgeons Associates
Ralph Gibson & Mary Junck
David & Dianne Hoffman
Holmes Murphy & Associates LLC
Honkamp Krueger & Co P.C.
Iowa American Water
Isle Casino Hotel
Koehler Electric
Lohman Companies
Kar Mart/Village Auto Outlet
Mutual Med
QC NECA/IBEW Local 145
Gregory Noe
ORA Orthopedics
Heidi Parkhurst & Steve McCann*
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Davenport
Brian & Jennifer Preston
QC Plus 60 Friendship Club
Quad City Area Realtor Association
River City Tire
RK Dixon
RSA Charitable Foundation
Domenic & Charlene Ruccolo
Ryan & Associates, Inc.
Wynne & David Schafer
Sears Manufacturing Company
The Sedona Group
Mark & Mary Sifrit*
Taco Bell
Cosette Thoms
Jeffrey & Pepper Trahan
Treiber Construction Co., Inc.
Twin State Technical Services, LTD
UnityPoint Health - Trinity
USI Insurance Services LLC
Vibrant Credit Union
West Gateway Partners
Williams National Surety Corp

Silver Partner ($3,000) Bronze Partner ($1,500)

Build to Suit, Inc.
Hornbuckle Heating & Air Conditioning
Tina & Dave Howell*
Illinois Arts Council
IMEG Corp.
J & S Property
Deepak & Janki Joshi
Martin Bros. Distributing Co., Inc.
Gary & Jean Medd
Mel Foster Co.
Kent & Kay Miller
Morency Family Foundation
Thad & Jane Nevitt
Nissen-Caven Insurance & Real Estate
David & Nikole Ottavianelli
Tom & Susan Parker
Jeffrey Preston
Rock Valley Physical Therapy
Rotary Club of North Scott
Kay K. Runge
Glen & Kathy Schwab
Skip A Long Child Development
Smiles on Main - Drs. Atienza & Gehl
Scott & Beth Tinsman
TransAmerica Retirement Solutions, LLC
Tri-City Building & Construction
University of Iowa Community Credit Union

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Ade
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Avadyne Health
John & Elodie Betzle 
Tom & Debbie Bracke*
Ryan Campbell
Carpentier, Mitchell, Goodard, LLC
David Chipak
Jason & Brittany Daly
Davenport Electric Contract Company
Dutrac Credit Union
First Midwest Bank
First Trust & Savings Bank
Karrie Fuhr
Terry & Mary Jo Goerdt
Gold Star FS
Kelly & Christina Granatier
Great Southern Bank
Dustin & Rebecca Guinn
Illinois Casualty Company
ILLOWA Construction Labor & Management Council
Junior Board of Rock Island
Richard & Barbara Lynn
Jason & Renee Mailhot
Jeff & Lisa McCraw
Michlig Grain - Don King
Mike & Andrea Miller
Doug Moeller & Amy Watters-Moeller
Molyneaux Risk Solutions
Michael & Bobette Patterson
J.B. Penn
Pizza Ranch
Vickie & Don Pruter
Russell Construction Company
Chris & Kimberly Schwarzkopf
Jim Stoltz - State Farm Insurance
Dave & Bev Thies
David Thorne
Timmer And Associates, CPA's
Todd's Mudjacking Service, Inc
Triumph Community Bank
Tyson Foods
UFCW Local 431 / QC Federation
Jeff & Karen Vandecasteele
Frederic & Cathie Whiteside
Mark & Teresa Woodworth
Steve & Brandy Young
Jackie Zachmeyer

                                                                                    *Denotes Past/Current John Deere Classic Board Member

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