June 2012 Newsletter

764,878 books distributed to date!

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Thanks to all who came to Rock the Bank!


The 2nd annual Rock the Bank fundrasier was a rockin' success by all accounts! More than 400 people joined us to enjoy great music, never-ending delicious food and refreshing drinks, and inspiring conversation with friends and fans of Bernie's Book Bank. 
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Warehouse Tours a Big Hit!

Throughout the evening, partygoers went on tours of the warehouse to learn more about Bernie's Book Bank, how we process books, and why our work is so important.



Event Raises $35,000!

Your support helped us raise $35,000, 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 by photographer Patrick Fahrner.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Underwriters!

Rock the Bank would not have been possible without the support of the following major sponsors: Chicago Bears, Copia Capital, INDECK, Lake Forest Pediatric Dentristy, Libertyville Bank & Trus, Lake Forest Bank & Trust, and 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 Caf´┐Ż, Louis Glunz Wines, Maid to Order, Modern Event Rental, MillerCoors, Morning Glory Flower Shops, Paul Davis Restoration, Popcorn Factory, Porta Jane Chicago, Sandy's Cookies, Sports 11, Sunset Foods, United Services, Whole Foods, Wirtz Distributors and 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.


Thank you for being a part of Bernie's Book Bank!