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Marian University Founders Classic

Each year, the Marian University Founders Classic honors individuals or a group who has helped make the university what it is today. This year’s event honors Marian's First Lady Beth Elsener, Patti Curran, and Denise Feser '77, and are accepting this honor on behalf of the Women of Marian Society which they helped establish in 2019.

2024 Founder's Classic Informational Brochure

Founders Classic Honorees 

Beth Patty DeniseBeth Elsener has served as First Lady of Marian University since 2001. Together, with her husband, Marian University President Dan Elsener, Beth has been an integral piece of Marian’s growth and they have established the Elsener Family Scholarship.

Patti Curran has served as one of Marian University’s most loyal community advocates. She served as chairwoman of the Riverdale Colonnade Garden Renovation and together with her late husband, Bill Curran, established the Curran Family Scholarship.

Denise Feser '77, BA, Liberal Arts, Marian University Board of Trustees 2008 – Present. Denise currently serves as Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees and is the first female board chair in Marian history. With her family, she has established the Brennan-Feser Family Scholarship.

Founders Classic Committee 

Jamy Brase, (317) 507-7625
Tom McNulty, (317) 507-0688
Dan Lawson, (317) 358-3875

The Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana moved Marian College to Indianapolis in 1937 and have laid the foundation of Franciscan sponsorship values that guides Marian University today. This remarkable group of women have ministered to thousands of students throughout the Midwest and beyond.

The Sisters of St. Francis Oldenburg

Past Honorees

  • 2019 Mary McNulty Young ‘47
  • 2020 Sisters of St. Francis of Oldenburg
  • 2021 Jack Snyder and the Sisters of St. Francis of Oldenburg
  • 2022 Thomas Enneking, Ph.D. and Ruth Rodgers
  • 2023 Mike and Bea Becker


Thursday, September 5, 2024
Broadmoor Country Club
2155 Kessler Blvd W Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46228

11 a.m. Lunch and Range Availability
Noon Honoree Program
12:15 p.m.Shotgun Start
4:45-5:15 p.m. Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres

Foursome Details

Cost: $2,200 per foursome. Each player receives welcome gift, lunch, golf, complimentary on course beverage and snack cart, prize for playing, one raffle ticket. 

*While gifts are tax deductible, the fair-market value for each golfer is $200. 

Proceeds for the event will support the Women of Marian Endowed Scholarships for Marian University women students.

Sponsorships Available

Presenting Sponsor: $25,000

  • Name on event: Marian University Founders Classic Golf Outing presented by (your company name)
  • Logo and name on all printed/digital materials, website, and The Criterion ad
  • Four foursomes
  • Four hole sponsorships – name on sign at holes
  • 16 raffle tickets

Diamond Sponsor: $10,000

  • Logo and name on all printed/digital materials, website, and The Criterion ad
  • Two foursomes
  • Three hole sponsorships – name on sign at hole
  • Eight raffle tickets

Gold Sponsor: $5,000

  • Logo and name on all printed/digital materials, website, and The Criterion ad
  • One foursome
  • Two hole sponsorships – name on sign at hole
  • Four raffle tickets

Silver Sponsor: $2,500

  • Logo and name on all printed/digital materials, website, The Criterion ad, and signage on one of the available sponsorship opportunities
  • Three hole sponsorships – name on sign at hole
  • Two raffle tickets

Bronze Sponsor: $1,000

  • Logo and name in program
  • One raffle ticket

Hole Sponsor - $400

  • Name on sign at hole and in program

Raffle - Cash Only (sold day of event)

  • One very special prize
  • Additional tickets: $20 each, or six for $100

"Receiving a Marian athletic scholarship meant that all my years of hard work paid off. Not only was I able to continue to play the sport I love in college, but alongside it I was able to further my education. This opportunity put me in a position to chase after dreams bigger than those I had on the field."

Cecilia Araya '20

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Marian University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana.

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