Rock the Bank 2012 was a Rockin’ Success!

The 2nd annual Rock the Bank fundraiser was a rockin’ success by all accounts! More than 400 people came to enjoy great music, never-ending delicious food and refreshing drinks, and inspiring conversation with friends and fans of Bernie’s Book Bank.

Partygoers were treated to music by three terrific musical groups: David Hawkins, Daniela Sloan, and The Turnstyles. Most in attendance also took the time to tour the warehouse to learn more about Bernie’s Book Bank, how we process books, and why our work is so important.

Event Raised More Than $35,000!

The support of so many people from communities throughout Chicago and its suburbs helped us raise $35,000 at Rock the   Bank, which will contribute to the growth and sustainability of Bernie’s Book Bank, and help us connect more children needing books with books needing children!

Click here to view and download pictures of the event taken by professional photographer Patrick Fahrner.

Special thanks to our underwriters and sponsors for making this event possible!

Rock the Bank would not have been possible without the support of the following major sponsors:

Chicago Bears
Copia Capital
Lake Forest Pediatric Dentistry
Libertyville Bank & Trust
Lake Forest Bank & Trust
State Bank of the Lakes

as well as all the in-kind sponsors and donors who made this event so special for our guests:

Barnes & Nobles
Bent Fork
Bob C. Beverages, LLC
Blurb Designs
Bob Chinn’s Crab House
Catered by Design
Chef Vee
Classic Toyota Scion Kia
Dr. Energy Saver
DJ Payne
EJ Graphics LLC
FastSigns of Gurnee
GEM Realty Capital
Hel’s Kitchen
Howard Simon & Assoc.
Jack’s Tents
Long Grove Café
Louis Glunz Wines,
Maid to Order
Modern Event Rental
Miller Coors
Morning Glory Flower Shops
Paul Davis Restoration
The Popcorn Factory
Porta Jane Chicago
Sandy’s Cookies
Sports 11
Sunset Foods
United Services
Whole Foods
Wirtz Distributors
Zebra Technologies

Special Thanks to our Rock the Bank Committee and Volunteers!

Many hands behind the scenes contributed to making Rock the Bank a terrific party: Chairperson Stephanie Pither, Emily Andrews, Erin and Warren Corrado, Barb and Bob Hausheer, Hillary Heneghan, Heather Keigher, Jessica Kies, Beth Kiewicz, Joanna King, Brie Maaz, Colby Maaz, Jack Melfi, Moira Morris, Dina Nanberg, Connie Orogzaly, Ellen Pegg, Sharon Romero, Jill Rosenberg, Michelle Schumer, Sandy Simon, Leslie Swenson, Brenda Teigland, Terri Thompson, Carolyn Trauner and David Tupek.


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