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 show “My Chicago.” Mark is also a writer, whose work has appeared in Chicago magazine, the Chicago Reader, the Chicago Tribune and other publications that don’t begin with the word Chicago. He spends his days as editorial director on Leo Burnett’s Growth Team.

Mark and his wife, Gina, have two sons, 8 and 3, and live in Oak Park’s Beye School district. We’re so excited to have him as our emcee!