Chicago, IL – (May 1, 2017) –  The John Buck Company (JBC) invites real estate and business community friends to attend its 29th Annual Spring Fling benefit on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Merchandise Mart Plaza. Since its inception, Spring Fling has raised over $12.5 million to help Chicago-area non-profit organizations.

JBC extends an open invitation to everyone to celebrate this annual event and to provide support to the 2017 beneficiaries – By The Hand Club For Kids and The John Buck Company Foundation. The John Buck Company Foundation was created to support Chicago non-profit organizations that focus on children and families in need through services, scholarships or financial aid, placing a strong emphasis on education.

By The Hand Club is a non-profit, after-school program that serves nearly 1,300 children at five centers in four of Chicago’s most under-resourced neighborhoods – Austin, Englewood, Altged-Gardens and Cabrini-Green. The Club has achieved amazing results by taking a holistic approach to child development, emphasizing measurable goals for academic, physical and spiritual development for children in first grade through high school.

“We are deeply honored to be named a beneficiary of the John Buck Company Foundation for 2017 and urge everyone to support this wonderful organization,” said Ms. Donnita Travis, founder and executive director of By The Hand. “This will help us greatly expand the services we provide for our students during the most dangerous time of their days.”

The 2017 Spring Fling festivities will be held at Merchandise Mart Plaza and will feature food, drinks, and the Big Draw raffle with a grand prize of $25,000. The event boasts a lineup of popular restaurants including: Joe’s Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Wollensky’s Grill, Del Frisco’s, Kinzie Chophouse, Siena Tavern, Carnivale, Nick’s Fishmarket Grill & Bar, Giordano’s, Chicago q, Mr. Brown’s Lounge, Latinicity and more. Attendance is expected to exceed 2,000.

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The John Buck Company (JBC) is a privately owned real estate firm specializing in investment, development, property management, and leasing services. JBC has established a track record and reputation as a premier, vertically-integrated real estate operating company and has successfully completed over $11 billion of real estate transactions and acquired, developed, or redeveloped over 28 million square feet of office, high-rise residential, hotel, retail, and mixed-use properties. For more information, visit