Make a difference by attending a Marcfirst event!

Marcfirst envisions a world where people with developmental disabilities have equal opportunities to choose their own path and make their own decisions. The support Marcfirst receives from individuals and businesses throughout Central Illinois allows us to continue to work toward making our vision a reality.

Marcfirst hosts several fundraising events each year to provide necessary funding for programs and services.

A D’Vine Affair for Marcfirst

Save the date: The 10th Annual D'Vine Affair will be held Thursday, September 29th, 2022. Click here to learn more.

A D’Vine Affair for Marcfirst is held in September each year. A D’Vine Affair was created in 2013 by Chef Troy of Biaggi’s. He wanted to give back to the community and held the first event with 50 people. Over the last nine years, A D’Vine Affair has grown exponentially. In 2021, the event raised over $175,000 after expenses and welcomed 400 guests. That brings our total to over half a million dollars in the past nine years.

The Marcfirst Golf Classic

The Marcfirst Golf Classic is held in June every year. The Marcfirst Golf Classic started in 2001 by former board member Charlie Farner and has been raising money for Marcfirst programs and services ever since. In 2022 ISUE Legend Doug Collins took the event to the next level and helped us raise over $60,000 after expenses. That brings our total to over $500,000 in the past twenty+ years!

(Non-Event) Annual Appeal Letter

In addition to our fundraising events each year, Marcfirst mails an annual appeal letter at the end of the calendar year. The annual appeal highlights stories about people receiving services at Marcfirst while helping us raise money for the many programs and services we provide. To read the most recent appeal, click here.


We always welcome new sponsors and volunteers to help support our fundraising efforts. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to become a sponsor or committee member, make a general donation, or be included on our mailing list for any of our events.