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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
OPEF’s 25th Anniversary Gala raffle features a Double Magnum of Cune Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva 2004, Wine Spectator’s 2013 Wine of the Year, which retails for $699. Equivalent to 4 bottles, raffle tickets for this exciting wine sell for only $20 or three tickets for $50.
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 […]
The Wednesday Journal and Oak Leaves both featured articles on Elizabeth Lippitt, her impressive accomplishments, and the Oak Park Education Foundation’s Staszak Award Dinner & Benefit.