Staszak 2018: A Great Event

Thank you to everyone who came to our annual Staszak Gala! We had great food, great music and great conversation. We also had amazing performances  by our Spoken Word students, OPRF Musicians, and of course our host, Mark Bazer. Most importantly, we raised money for all of our programs. One of the most popular events […]

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Staszak Live Auction Items

The annual Staszak Gala is less than a month away. This party is so fun it was almost declared illegal by the Oak Park Police Department.* In addition to fabulous entertainment from emcee Mark Bazer and the OPEF Spoken Word Clubs, the party features several raffles, and a live auction filled with exciting, one-of-a-kind events […]

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Win an Instant Wine Cellar

Having friends over for a special dinner? Imagine how it would feel to choose a wine as special as the evening from your sommelier-curated collection of wines. One of our most popular Gala items, the Instant Wine Cellar raffle, is back again. For only $20 you can be entered to win a collection of 24 […]

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Mark Bazer Back to Host Gala

  We’re thrilled to announce that local TV host and nice guy Mark Bazer has once again agreed to host the OPEF Annual Staszak Gala. The gala will be held on March 17th at the gorgeous Columbus Park Refectory. Tickets are now available online. Mark’s day job involves working for the Man, a man named […]

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Announcing the 2018 Staszak Planning Committee

  We are two months away from our annual William C. Staszak Gala and things are starting to get exciting! This event is almost entirely planned and run by volunteers, and so our committee members are vital to the success of the gala. This year’s committee members are all current or past D97 parents. We […]

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2017 Staszak Gala a great party for a great cause

The 23rd annual Staszak Gala on March 18 was a great party and successfully raised funds for OPEF’s free in-school programs. This year’s gala took place at our gorgeous new venue, the Columbus Park Refectory. Many thanks to our fabulous attendees, sponsors, and donors for supporting this event and Oak Park public school kids. This […]

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Staszak Gala

Save the date for the William C. Staszak Annual Gala

On Saturday, April 11, at the Oak Park Country Club, the Oak Park Education Foundation will host the William C. Staszak Annual Gala starting at 7 pm. Some highlights of the evening: LAUGH: The wonderfully funny Mark Bazer, syndicated columnist, host of “The Interview Show” and Oak Park dad, will be our emcee. LEARN: We […]

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