Annual Spring Scholarship Fundraiser

fundraiser-logo-smallerDate: Thursday, May 4th
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm  
LocationTuco and Blondie  (3358 N. Southport Ave.)
Tickets: Online sales have ended; there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door - $50 (Members) and $65 (Non-Member)

Join us on Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 pm for our Annual Spring Scholarship Fundraiser at Tuco and Blondie in Lakeview. Tuco and Blondie is vibrant spot serving classic Mexican meals & margaritas in colorful environs with a roomy patio. The event will include a silent auction, guest speaker Ricky Rahne, fun raffles, and a great food/drink selection!

The goal of this scholarship program is to provide financial support to Penn State students from the greater Chicago area, including World Campus, who have demonstrated academic excellence.  
foodAll event proceeds benefit the Penn State Chicago Scholarship Fund. Last year, Penn State Chicago awarded five scholarships to Penn State students from the Chicago area!  See below for ticket details.  In addition to supporting the Scholarship Fund and networking with local Penn State alumni, your ticket purchase includes open bar, a taco bar, appetizers, and special desserts!  What could be better than tacos for tuition?! 

Purchase your ticket today

Your ticket purchase includes domestic beer and house wine, and classic Mexican food!  Online ticket sales end on Wednesday, May 3rd.  If you are a not a Penn State Chicago member, your ticket purchase will automatically sign you up for an individual Penn State Chicago Chapter membership through June 30, 2018. 
Type of Ticket
Until 4/23
4/24  - 5/3
5/4 (At the door) 
Penn State Chicago Member

Special Guest Speaker - Ricky Rahne


Ricky Rahne is in his fourth season as the Nittany Lions’ passing game coordinator and second as tight ends coach after spending his first two seasons at Penn State as quarterbacks coach.  Rahne made a strong impression on James Franklin when they coached together at Kansas State in 2006-07 and he joined the Vanderbilt staff as quarterbacks coach in 2011. In 2016, Rahne’s tight end corps played an integral role in the Nittany Lions claiming their first Big Ten Championship since 1994. Rahne’s tight end protege Mike Gesicki collected All-Big Ten second team accolades after setting the Penn State record for receptions (48), receiving yards (679) and touchdown catches (5) by a tight end. The tight end receiving yardage record was set by All-American Ted Kwalick in 1977. Rahne also worked with Christian Hackenberg, helping him break all major Penn State career passing records.‚Äč