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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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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The William C. Staszak 25th Anniversary Gala a big success

Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, donors and organizers for throwing a wonderful party to celebrate OPEF’s 25th anniversary and raise funds for its programming. A big shout out to OPEF Board Fundraising Chair Karen Daily, as well as our two dynamite new event chairs, Auction Chair Lisa Kitzman, and Dinner Chair Karen Anderson. Thank […]

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Talk show host Mark Bazer to emcee OPEF’s 25th Anniversary Gala

OPEF is proud to announce that Mark Bazer will be the emcee and auctioneer for our 25th Anniversary Gala, Saturday April 12, 7 PM at the Oak Park Country Club. Mark Bazer is the host/creator of The Interview Show, a live talk show held monthly at The Hideout, and a co-host of the upcoming WTTW […]

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Thanks to all who made the Staszak Benefit a HUGE success!

The 18th annual William C. Staszak Award Dinner & Benefit was a beautiful evening celebrating Children’s Clinic Executive Director Elizabeth Lippitt, who gave a moving speech demonstrating her passion for children’s health and education. The event also featured a dramatic Bulls-style introduction of many of the Vex Robotics students and coaches who took their bots […]

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