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

The 11th Annual D'Vine Affair will be held on Thursday, September 28th, 2023. Click here to see photos from last year and learn more.

A D’Vine Affair was created in 2013 by Chef Troy and the team at 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 2022, the event raised over $250,000 after expenses and welcomed 500 guests. That brings our total to well over half a million dollars in the past nine years.

The Doug Collins Marcfirst Golf Classic

The 2023 Doug Collins Marcfirst Golf Classic and An Evening with Doug & Chris Collins was a huge success! Thanks to our golfers, our sponsors, and all our supporters, we were able to raise over $100,000 after expenses! That's more than we've ever raised at a golf outing and almost double what we raised last year. Thank you!

Stay tuned for information on the 2024 Doug Collins Marcfirst Golf Classic. 

(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.