Our Donors

Platinum ($10,000+)
Mary Ann Karris
Emil J. & Marie D. Kochton Foundation
Diane & Ernie Mrozek

Gold ($5,000+)
Casten Family Foundation
Hinsdale Bank & Trust
Heather & Steve Laughman
Andrea Thome

Silver ($2,500+)
Meg & Brian Cooper
Sue & Mike Farrell
Carla & Len Feinkind
Maureen & Terry Hegarty
Northern Trust
Marie & Tony Rossi
Jennifer Ward
Joanna Williams

Bronze ($1,000+)
Bella Cosa Jewelers
Dee Dugo
Jeanne Eber
The Libman Company
Mary & Hugh Parsons
John Rafkin
Marguerite Spangehl

Friend ($500+)
Coventry Gardens
Fluid Running
Jenann Isakson
Hochman/Legner Charitable Fund
Annette Phillips
Plymouth Place Senior Living
Ann Scott



You are invited to join us for Books & Brunch.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • Time: 10am - 2pm

  • Location: The Abbington, (corner of Rt 53 & Butterfield Rd), Glen Ellyn, IL


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Meet Our Authors


Jack Bishop

Celebrity chef. Food author. With America’s Test Kitchen from the very beginning, over two decades. ATK’s taste test specialist. Known for his polenta and salad. (Tasting Italy: A Culinary Journey)


Kathleen Rooney

Creative writing teacher. Literary reviewer. Poet. Former model. Past aide to the senior senator from Illinois. And like the heroine of her second novel, an avid walker. (Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk, O, Democracy!)

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Andrea Thome

Former broadcast journalist. Passionate photographer. Now the author of three romantic novels set in locations that almost become characters themselves. (Walland, Seeds of Intention, House of Belonging)


Our Master of Ceremonies

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Dick Johnson

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