Columbus Park Refectory
5701 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL
New Date! New Location! Join us at OPEF’s William C. Staszak Annual Gala, a swanky cocktail party and fundraising auction. Support the enriching in-school programs brought to District 97 students by the Oak Park Education Foundation. Mix and mingle with passionate (and fun!) supporters of Oak Park public education. Enjoy small plates, desserts and an open bar!
Mark Bazer as Emcee
Mark Bazer is host and creator of The Interview Show, a “talk show in a bar,” which airs on WTTW, Chicago's premier PBS station. He is also a contributing writer for Chicago magazine and the editorial director for growth at Leo Burnett.
Live & Silent Auction
One-of-a-kind experiences and unique items - stay tuned for the full list of auction and raffle items!
Milk Money featuring Jodi & Dave Walker
Performing jazz, R&B and blues standards
Show Your Support Today
Join the businesses that are helping Oak Park students get excited about learning! Thanks to this community’s generous support, OPEF will deliver free, relevant, in-school residencies to nearly 5,000 District 97 students this year — a new record!
PLATINUM SPONSOR ($5,000+)
GOLD SPONSOR ($2,500+)
SILVER SPONSOR ($1,000+)