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Signature EventsMiddle Market Open NextGen

MMO NextGen

July 15, 2019

Northmoor Country Club
Highland Park, IL

get in the game

the next generation of NKFI supporters take their shot

The MMO NextGen is an opportunity for rising stars of Chicago’s middle market, deal-making community to forge new connections with their peers, partake in a bit of good-natured competition, and support the mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.  Hosted by the next generation of NKFI supporters, this delightful day of civic spirit is spent on one of Chicago's finest golf course, and is a wonderful demonstration of support for public health.

The MMO NextGen is hosted in concert with the Middle Market Open. Once both tournaments conclude, participants from both events will join together at the Onwentsia Club, where we’ll wrap things up with an award ceremony, dinner, and cocktails. Together, we'll toast the future of NKFI supported research. 


tournament format & overview

  • Format: The MMO NextGen is a four-person straight scramble. Each team’s players hit from the tee box, and the best of those shots is chosen through a team consensus. All team members then play their second shot from that location and again choose the best shot from which to play. Play continues in this manner until the hole is completed. Teams must use a minimum of two tee shots from each player throughout the round (one shot per side). The lowest team score for 18 holes wins.


  • Prizes, Raffles, Auctions: The top three MMO NextGen teams will all win prizes. Following play, you can try your luck at winning additional prizes at the evening cocktail reception by playing the raffle and bidding in the silent auction.


  • Who Can Play: Players of any status are welcome to play and compete.


  • A Day at the Club: Locker rooms will be available for all participants, and a grill lunch will be provided at every course.


  • Rain or Shine: The MMO NextGen does not offer a back-up event date in the event of uncooperative weather, and it does not offer refunds.

how to participate

Players secure spots in the MMO NextGen through event sponsorship. The MMO NextGen board is happy to provide a variety of packages, all of which offer unique benefits and branding opportunities.

Ready to select your sponsorship level and register to play? Please contact the NKFI's Special Events Manager Olivia Nicoletti to get started.

(312) 321-1500  x 223  |

Location and Schedule

location & schedule

your course to support the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Northmoor Country Club


820 Edgewater Road

Highland Park, IL 60035


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July 15, 2019



8:30am  -  Registration and Breakfast

10:30am  -  Shotgun Start

4:30pm - Cocktail Reception and Dinner at Onwentsia Club.

premier prizes and experiences

play the raffle

Grab a raffle ticket for the MMO Next Gen 50/50 raffle. Half of the proceeds go directly towards supporting the NKFI's work and mission, and half could go directly towards your wallet! Want to win an exclusive golf experience? You can also purchase tickets for the Middle Market Open's premiere raffle, whose prizes include invitations to some of the most pristine and exclusive golf clubs in the country.


The winners will be determined through a random drawing held on July 15, 2019 at the Onwentsia Club following the completion of the Middle Market Open and the MMO NextGen tournaments. Can't make it to the drawing? Don't worry - you don't have to be present to be a winner. (We'll notify you afterwards). And remember: every ticket you buy supports the mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, and pushes us that much closer towards accomplishing our goals. Good luck!

middle market open raffle

Tickets for the 2019 Middle Market Open Raffle are on sale now.

Only 600 will be sold and you do not need to be present to win. 


MMO NextGen committee

future leaders, taking action today

Th National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is proud to welcome the members of the MMO NextGen Board into our ranks. This energetic, clear-eyed group of young professionals shows remarkable dedication to community health, and represents a bright future for our work and mission. 

Committee Leadership

  • Kyle Griffith, Co-Chair Patriot Capital

  • Lindsay Gray*, Co-Chair | Wells Fargo Capital Finance

*Middle Market Open Board Member​​

Committee Membership

  • Sean Apfelbaum, Perkins Coie

  • Dan Arnold, Hilco Global

  • JC AsensioCBRE

  • Mark Briden, MorrisAnderson

  • JC BrownIce Miller

  • Jamie CoteB6 Real Estate Advisors

  • Michael Couillard, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP

  • Ryan DeeganQuarton International

  • Garret FigueroaStonegate Capital

  • Morley FortierReed Smith LLP

  • Sara FranklinWinston & Strawn LLP

  • Briggs GoldbergCBRE

  • Jason GriffithPaul Hastings LLP

  • Benjamin HessStrategic Resources, Inc.

Committee Membership (cont'd)

  • Judd KohnCIBC

  • Michelle Gross KuhrRiveron Consulting

  • Steve LagneseFTI Consulting

  • Dan LynchHuron Consulting

  • Christopher MarquezGoldberg Kohn 

  • Connor MitchellFocalPoint Partners

  • Adam OrtegaBaker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP

  • Nick PayneSiena Lending Group

  • Jenna SchlageterBMO Harris Bank

  • Tracy SchovainDuane Morris LLP

  • Nathan StortzumProQuest

  • Brett TaylorBank Leumi

  • Jennifer Terrell, Duff & Phelps



MMO NextGen sponsors

you make the difference

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois successfully impacts the lives of patients, families, and communities affected by kidney disease with the help of our dedicated, MMO NextGen sponsors.



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