Join Us for Books & Brunch!

Books & Brunch is a charity luncheon hosted by Assistance League Chicagoland West. This November marks our 23rd year. The event features three authors who speak about their life and work, along with a boutique, a silent auction and three special raffles.

Tuesday, November 12

10:00am, Doors Open

The Abbington, Glen Ellyn, IL

Individual Tickets: $90


Would you like to support Assistance League with a donation and receive complimentary tickets to Books & Brunch? Click here to learn more about our donor levels.

Opportunities

Grand Vacation Raffle: Tuscany - Back by popular demand! Enjoy a private villa in Cortona for 4 people for 7 days! Plus car and driver daily, two wine tours, cooking class, chef breakfast daily, maid service daily, garden pool and yes, all the sightseeing splendors of Tuscany. This intimate getaway could be yours for a mere $100. Best of all, only 100 raffle tickets will be sold.

Grand Jewelry Raffle: Diamond Pendant - Flowing and detailed, this Simon G. vintage-inspired design features an 18K white gold pendant set with .52 ctw white round brilliant diamonds suspended from an 18K white gold chain.

Signature Raffle Packages: 9 different packages - Barista Express espresso machine. Shopping sprees. Cash! Apple Watch & Airpods. And much more!

Silent Auction: Adventures, Sports, Travel. Selection just for Him + Her + Home. Lots of exciting items! Auction goes live November 8 and continues right through event day.

You do not have to attend Books & Brunch to bid on auction items or to purchase raffle tickets.

Boutique: Unique and appealing items just right for holiday gifts.

Meet Our Authors

Eileen Meyer  - What motivates this Hinsdale picture book writer? Sharing true stories with youngsters through her charming literature and countless school visits.

Eileen Meyer - What motivates this Hinsdale picture book writer? Sharing true stories with youngsters through her charming literature and countless school visits.

Jill Santopolo  - Truly a renaissance writer who has penned stories for kids, teens and now adults. Her day job finds her working in New York as an associate publisher and editor.

Jill Santopolo - Truly a renaissance writer who has penned stories for kids, teens and now adults. Her day job finds her working in New York as an associate publisher and editor.

Mary Kubica  - This prolific NY Times bestselling author of mystery thrillers takes suspense novels seriously. And the critics agree: she’s a talent worth watching. She calls suburban Chicago home.

Mary Kubica - This prolific NY Times bestselling author of mystery thrillers takes suspense novels seriously. And the critics agree: she’s a talent worth watching. She calls suburban Chicago home.

Dick Johnson  - Master of Ceremonies

Dick Johnson - Master of Ceremonies

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Our Donors

Platinum ($10,000+)
Mary Ann Karris (in memory of Nicholas)
Vicki Knowles
Emil J. & Marie D. Kochton Foundation
Diane & Ernie Mrozek
Sunshine Charitable Foundation
Jaimie & James Yeh

Gold ($5,000+)
Anonymous
Julie & Jeffrey Diermeier Fund
Hinsdale Bank & Trust
Heather & Steve Laughman

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

Bronze ($1,000+)
Begeman Jewelers
Rickeia & Donald Lessig
Mary Ann Patterson
J. McLaughlin
Helene Paris
Kohl’s Department Store
Mary Parsons
John Rafkin
Janet & Pat Roxworthy
Ruth Lake Country Club Women’s Association
Marguerite Spangehl
Winspire

Friend ($500+)
Advocate Health Care
Sharon Bellock
Maria Garino & Bob Chiaramonte
Laurie Cleary
Coventry Gardeners, Ltd.
Betty Cronin
Dee Dugo
Entertainment Cruises Corp.
Fluid Running
Connie Glavin
Janie Gold
Linda Gonnella
Eileen Hanley
Barbara Hartnett
Monica Heidkamp
Luisa Hoch
Jenann & Michael Isakson
Madeleine LaRocco
Law Firm of Kuczek & Assoc.
Linda Legner
Leif Johnson Moving
Mary Lukach
Maag Toy Foundation
Mark-It Express Logistics LLC
Jim McMahon
Pat Mrozek
Annette Phillips
Marie Raffl
Ruth Lake Country Club
Kim Stephens
Andrea & Jim Thome
US Bank Women in Wealth
Patricia Van Hoegarden
Wines for Humanity
Phyllis Young

Check out these great photos from last year’s sold-out event.

Photography by Robin James