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

​GRANTS FROM DONOR ADVISED FUNDS & PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR JDC BENEFITS PER IRS REGULATIONS

2016 Partner Program Donors

Diamond Partner ($10,000 and above) Gold Partner ($5,000)
Samuel & Marsha Allen*
Steve & Rosemary Barton
Bob & Kim Beardsley
Jeff & Jena Benge
Linda Bowers
Burlington Trailways
Nate & Melissa Clark
Clarence & Lili Darrow
Dennis & LeeAnn Docherty
Michael & Linda Duffy
Brian Duffy
Elanders Americas
Chad & Caroline Everitt*
Jim & Jayne Field*
Genesis Health System
Genesis Illini Campus Medical Staff
Jean & Marie Veronique Gilles
Mike & Monique Gorsline
Group O
Max & Jackie Guinn
Hunt & Diane Harris Charitable Gift Fund
Hubbell Waterman Foundation
Nancy & Doug Hultquist*
IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
J & J Real Estate
Jumer's Casino Hotel
KJWW Corp.
Dick Kleine
Richard & Judy Kreiter
Kwik Trip, Inc
John & Sue Lawson
Bob & Pam Lees
Lohman Companies
Mike & Denise Mack
Melvin Magee
Jason & Renee Mailhot
H.J. & Denice Markley
Lawrence & Marilyn Matteson
John & Cheryl May
McDonald's Kevin Murphy
Miller Container Corporation*
Modern Woodmen of America
The Moline Foundation
Steve & Kathi Morency
Muscatine Charities
Nestle Purina Pet Care
Linda Newborn*
David & Joyce Nuernberger*
Bob & Blenda Ontiveros
Paragon Commercial Interiors*
Brian & Jennifer Preston
Quad City Bank & Trust
Sue & Bill Rector*
Cory & Heather Reed
Republic Companies*
RIA Federal Credit Union
Bruce & Luann Rickert*
Thomas & Jennifer Rowe*
Royal Neighbors of America
RSM US LLP
Donald & Jacqueline Ruggles
Salzman International
The Sedona Group
Debra & Randy Sergesketter
Tom Spitzfaden
Mike & Jean Steffenson
David & Jana Steil*
Lynn & Sally Stiles
James & Janet Temperley
Ted & Cosette Thoms*
Thomas W. Thoms*
The Tinsman Families
Total Solutions*
Jeff & Sue Tunberg
Jon & Michelle Tunberg
US Bank
Jim Victor
Von Maur
Mike & Joanie Vonderhaar*
Dava & Gay Waterman
Wells Fargo
Whitey's Ice Cream
Wilber L. Burress Endowment
Martin & Celeste Wilkinson
Xenotronics
Dale & Marie Ziegler
American Water Company
Lane Arthur
Tara Barney
Josh & Lynn Bestold
Terry & Nancy Brahm
Gerald Buchen
Jim & Lisa Charnitz
Mike & Mara Downing*
Kristin & Jonathan Esche
Eye Surgeons Associates
Ralph Gibson & Mary Junck
Tamara Hedren
Holmes Murphy & Associates LLC
Hornbuckle Heating & Air Conditioning
Joseph & Patricia Judge*
Kar Mart/Village Auto Outlet
Koehler Electric
Heidi Parkhurst & Steve McCann*
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
NECA/IBEW Local 145
Gregory Noe
Kimberly Normoyle
ORA Orthopedics
Pappas O'Conner Attorneys at Law
Parochetti Ent. Inc. / Taco Bell
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Davenport
Q.C. Plus 60 Friendship Club
Ray'z Barber College
River City Tire
RK Dixon
Rock Valley Physical Therapy
RSA Charitable Foundation
Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors
Ryan & Associates, Inc.
Jim & Lauren Schrier
Sears Manufacturing Company
Mark & Mary Sifrit*
Southeast National Bank
Tenneco
Jeffrey & Sara Trahan
B.J. & Kathy Weigle
West Gateway Partners
Aaron Wetzel
Williams National Surety Corp.
Mark & Dana Wilkinson*
Silver Partner ($3,000) Bronze Partner ($1,500)
Jeff & Therese Bloom
Cerner Corporation
Davenport Eye Group
Davenport Noon Optimist Club
Don Doucette & Lynn Drazinski
Bridget & Kevin Murphy
Brianna & Mark Lane
First Midwest Bank
Flad & Associates, Inc.
Pierre Guyot
Tine & Dave Howell*
Deepak & Janki Joshi
Martin Bros. Distributing Co., Inc.
Gary & Jean Medd
Mel Foster Co.
Miller Trucking & Excavating
Kent & Kat Miller
Thad & Jane Nevitt
Nikulski Financial, Inc.
Nissen-Caven Insurance & Real Estate
North Scott Rotary Club
Northwest Bank & Trust Company
PC Connection, Inc.
Quad City Area Realtor Association
Mike Richlen Family
Jeff & Judy Scarpinato
Shive-Hattery, Inc.
Smiles on Mains - Drs. Atienza & Gehl
Sodexo
Gene & Jackie Staron
TransAmerica Retirement Solutions, LLC
Treiber Construction Co., Inc.
University of Iowa Community Credit Union
1Corp Apparel
A.D. Huesing Corp
Advantage Advertising
American Health Enterprises
Avadyne Health
BAI
Betty, Neuman & McMahon
John & Elodie Betzle
Boeye Real Estate Team
Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton & Noe LLP
Tom & Lori Buhr
Ryan Campbell
Carpentier, Mitchell, Goodard LLC
Jonathan & Alexandra Chase
Climate Engineers
Susan & Ryan Collins
Davenport Electric Contract Company
Bethany Duffy
Dutrac Credit Union
ECHO Ltd.
First Trust & Savings Bank of Albany, IL
Gold Star FS
Barry & Leslee Hager
Stephen & Kelly Hamborg
Marcia Hartman
David & Dianne Hoffman
Hotel Blackhawk
Illinois Casualty Company
ILLOWA Construction Labor & Management Council
IMPACT Illowa Contruction LLC
Richard & Barbara Lynn
Marigold Resources
Mike & Karen Mihm
Molyneaux Risk Solutions
Ron & Amy Nimmer
Hilda Padget Trust
J.B. Penn
Pizza Ranch
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 25
Quad City Osteopathic Foundation
Russell Contruction Company
Jim Stoltz-State Farm Insurnace
Dave & Bev Thies
Mike & Sara Thoms
Maggie Tinsman
Tri-City Building & Construction Trades Council
Triumph Community Bank
Two Rivers YMCA
UnityPoint Health - Trinity
USI Insurance Services LLC
Jeff & Karen Vandecasteele
Vibrant Credit Union
Jackie Zachmeyer
                                                                                    *Denotes Past/Current John Deere Classic Board Member

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