Oak Park Education Foundation (OPEF) Annual Gala

OPEF William C. Staszak Annual Gala
Show your support for the enriching in-school programs brought to District 97 public-school students by the Oak Park Education Foundation. Join us for a highly entertaining evening at our William C. Staszak Annual Gala on Saturday, April 11.
  • LAUGH: The wonderfully funny Mark Bazer, syndicated columnist, host of “The Interview Show” and Oak Park dad, will be our emcee.
  • LEARN: We will have surprise guests who will showcase OPEF’s next exciting, innovative program resulting from our Call for Ideas.
  • CONNECT: Mix and mingle with other great supporters of Oak Park public education — parents, teachers, administrators and engaged community members. The open bar will help, as will the small plates and desserts!
  • SUPPORT: Unique and interesting live and silent auction items will entice you to bid. We will be featuring one-of-a-kind vacation homes, sports and show tickets, food and wine, behind-the-scenes tours, and much more. This year’s raffle ticket buys a chance to win an Instant Wine Cellar, 24 bottles of wines selected by certified sommelier Andy Kohn!
There will also be a tribute to former OPEF board member Peter Traczyk.
RSVP and buy tickets at opef.org/staszak. Can’t come? We’ll miss you but you can still buy a raffle ticket or three, or make a donation. All proceeds support OPEF’s free in-school programs and BASE Camp scholarships.
With your support, all District 97 students, no matter what their resources, receive OPEF’s free programs multiple times in grades K-8. We hope you will join us to help make the magic happen!

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