In our tournament’s 59th year, the Little City Invitational Golf Classic is proud to award the Morrie Kellman Humanitarian Award to Wendy & Irwin Steinberg for their efforts to better our community through volunteerism and philanthropy. The Steinbergs are being honored roughly 10 years after Irwin and Wendy Steinberg were first introduced to Little City.
After taking tours of the campus and learning more about the mission, the Steinbergs knew they wanted to support Little City however they could. And their gifts have not just been in money or time, but in improvements to Little City that have directly helped people with developmental disabilities, such as a therapeutic playground at the children’s homes.
The unique aspect of the Steinbergs relationship with Little City is that it grew without a connection to a loved one or family friend receiving services at Little City. Their passion and dedication to Little City all stems from their experience at the Invitational, which is why they have become the event’s greatest ambassadors. From their service on the event committee over the years to Irwin’s role as chair of the committee for three years, their work on the event has helped raise vital funds for Little City and introduce new people to the organization year after year.
Both Wendy and Irwin have extensive professional and charitable accomplishments outside of Little City. Wendy spent many years teaching in special education at Glenkirk in Glenview and throughout the northwest suburbs. After teaching she went to work at Steinberg Advisors – an accounting and consulting firm started by Irwin.
After many successful years running Steinberg Advisors, Irwin merged his firm into a National CPA firm. Irwin is a Certified Public Accountant, member of the American Institute of CPAs, Illinois CPA Society and former chapter chair of YPO Windy City. He also is Director of First Choice Labs and member of Long Grove Economic Development Commission.
Together, Wendy and Irwin have been involved in many charitable efforts including the Jose Morales Memorial Caddie Scholarship Fund and the American Diabetes Association, where Irwin was named Father of the Year in 2018. In their free time, the Steinbergs enjoy spending time with their family, exploring the outdoors and staying active.