The Mitchell A. Mars Foundation collaborates with the Western Golf Association/
Evans Scholars Foundation to fund Evans Scholarships that honor the memory of Mitch Mars
. To date we have raised more than $500,000 and awarded full tuition and housing scholarships to our outstanding Mitchell Mars Scholars.

The centerpiece of the foundation’s year-round fund-raising efforts is a golf tournament held each September. Please join us this year on Thursday, September 15, 2016, for a day of fun
and camaraderie while supporting a great cause — helping young people realize their dreams.

Click on 2016 Event/Registration for a registration form, or
register online at







Mitch Mars

Mitch, a Chicago native and the longtime chief of the Organized Crime Section of the United States Attorney’s Office, died in 2008 following a quiet, courageous battle with cancer. Colleagues, friends and family members established a nonprofit charitable foundation in his name the same year.

Mitch graduated from Marquette University as an Evans Scholar before attending the Georgetown University School of Law. During his tenure as chief of the Organized Crime Section, he investigated and tried some of the most significant organized crime cases in the country. Mitch led the investigation and prosecution of United States v. Calabrese — also known as “Operation Family Secrets” — a historic prosecution that resulted in convictions for
18 previously unsolved organized crime murders.


“The Evans Scholarship has changed my life. It has given me a chance to go to college and I will forever be grateful.
I ended my first semester of freshman year with 15 credits with a GPA of 3.5 and a spot on the Dean’s list.”

Christina Zecena-Hernandez • Marquette Evans Scholar ’17



Thomas Moriarty Mitchell A. Mars Foundation

PO Box A3580 Chicago, Illinois 60690-3580 (312) 505-1510