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posted: 3/17/2014 5:01 AM

Dist. 62 Foundation benefit a big success

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On Feb. 21, the School District 62 Foundation Board hosted a benefit dinner at Café la Cave in Des Plaines.

On behalf of the children in the District 62 schools, the Foundation board members would like to thank all of the community members, businesses, local officials, teachers and parents who supported this fundraising effort.

The 250 attendees enjoyed a lovely dinner, a silent auction, raffles and outstanding entertainment by the D62s, a band of 12 District 62 employees who had the crowd on their feet clapping and singing along.

Many thanks to all who attended, to our volunteers, and to our major sponsors and donors -- Café la Cave, Jeanine LaCerba of Gigi's Blossoms and Baskets, Nykiel Design, Presstech, Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens, R.C. Wahl Jewelers of Des Plaines, the Des Plaines Community Foundation, Oehrlein & Oehrlein, CPAs, Drs. Jane Westerhold and Kenneth Cull, the Des Plaines Education Association, Anne Evans, Arbor Management, Franczek Radelet, Attorneys, Wight and Company, the VFW of Des Plaines, Wheels Inc., Betty and Brian Murphy, Donna and Jim Grady, Susan and Steve Adams, Sharon Lynch, Beryl Bills, and Maxine and Doug Hubbard.

Thanks to their generous support, the Foundation raised over $21,000 for our mini-grants and other programs that benefit children in grades PreK-8 in District 62 schools.

Anyone interested in more information about the Foundation can contact us at (847) 824-9556 or via email at

Susie Adams, president, and the District 62 Foundation board of trustees

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