2017 DFI Educational Trust | Thomas Wysockey Civil Engineering Scholarship Fundraising Cruise

Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
2017 DFI Educational Trust | Thomas Wysockey Civil Engineering Scholarship Fundraising Cruise
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM (Central Time)

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises
112 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States

Map and Directions
Join us at the fundraising cruise for the Thomas Wysockey Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund. The fund, which provides scholarships to civil engineering students attending any United States college or university, honors Thomas J. Wysockey, Chairman Emeritus of Thatcher Foundations Inc., of Gary, Indiana, and was established through a generous donation from Thatcher Foundations. Wysockey is an inspiration to young engineers throughout the construction industry.

All proceeds from this cruise benefit the DFI Educational Trust, Thomas Wysockey Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund.

Attire for the event is business casual or better and no denim.

Fundraising Cruise Ticket Prices

Individual Guest | $150
Couples | $275

More about the Venue

Anchoring The Magnificent Mile and just three blocks from Millennium Park, the Chicago River cruises depart right below Michigan Avenue on Chicago’s beautiful riverwalk, a recently expanded park that makes the shores of our fabulous river into a gorgeous, strollable public space.

Look for the Blue Awning

Find Chicago’s First Lady kiosk and blue awning on street level on the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive, then descend the stairs located there.


LAZ Parking Services Garage
233 N. Michigan Avenue
(Illinois Center)

The parking garage entrance is the first driveway east of Michigan Ave, on the north side of E. South Water Street. This garage is a 1.5 block walk from the dock. Make a self parking reservation online.

Parking Discount: Receive a discount for up to 4 hours of parking at the LAZ garage at 233 N. Michigan. If you park longer than 4 hours, discount is no longer valid (see rates).

IMPORTANT: You must have your parking ticket stamped at the ticket window to receive the discounted rate.

For directions, use 112 E. Wacker Drive for GPS purposes.

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Please make check(s) payable to:

    DFI Educational Trust
    326 Lafayette Avenue
    Hawthorne, NJ 07506-2561
    (MEMO: Wysockey Fundraising Cruise 2017)

    As this is a charitable event, we refrain from issuing refunds. Substitutions of dinner guests are permitted.

    Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. DFI Educational Trust is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. For more information call (973) 423-4030.

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