The Auction has a proud history of raising money for the Parker Scholarship Fund, which benefits every single one of us in the community. Through the efforts of many volunteers and generous support of sponsors and individuals we hope to raise $1,000,000 for the Scholarship Fund. This ensures that the Parker experience stays attainable to all and the culture that we all value stays intact.
Latin School’s next biennial Auction fund-raising event will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Marriott Magnificent Mile, starting at 6 p.m. Auction is a true school-wide event which draws over 900 parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Latin community. Proceeds from the event support everything that makes the Latin experience as special as it is, including the academic, art, athletic, co-curricular and financial aid programs.
This year, funds raised at Connections 2012 and 2013 will be combined to enable the creation of two innovative outdoor spaces, one at the new Early Childhood Campus, opening in fall 2013, and one at Lab’s historical campus. These new spaces are designed to foster exploration and curiosity while encouraging play, exercise, or contemplation, and they promise to enhance the Lab experience for many years to come. And in keeping with Connections tradition, one quarter of all proceeds will be directed toward student financial aid.
Proceeds raised benefited L’Ecole de Choix, The School of Choice; Haiti
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in late 1992 by Kathleen A. Casey, CEO/President. The foundation is named in memory of her eight-year-old son, Barrett “Bear” Krupa, who died after a courageous five and a half year battle with Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer.
Prior to his death on January 9, 1993, Bear and his mother discussed and planned the formation of Bear Necessities. During his long stay in the hospital, Bear expressed more concern for other pediatric cancer patients than he did for himself. He and his mother learned of the many hidden needs of both patient and family members. Simple things like having games to play with would go a long way to lightening the heavy burden the children face. Likewise, support for basic family needs such as transportation and parking on the many visits to the hospital remove undue stresses on an already overwhelming situation.