Good-Beye to Mr. Ellwanger

Good-Beye to Mr. Ellwanger

One of the things that made us saddest about canceling this year’s Bingo Bash was that we were losing the chance to give Mr. Ellwanger, also known as Mr. E, the 2020 Staszak Educator Award. Mr. Ellwanger started his Oak Park career as a music teacher at Beye,...
Staszak 2018: A Great Event

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...
Staszak Live Auction Items

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,...