Oakton’s Finest – Art for Education’s Sake

On Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, the Oakton Educational Foundation hosted its annual Oakton’s Finest - Art for Education’s Sake art sale and reception. Oakton donors, employees, and community members came together at the Skokie campus for a benefit art auction that featured artwork produced by students, faculty, and local artists. The event also featured a wine tasting provided by St. Julian Winery in Michigan, desserts provided by Culver’s in Skokie, and art demonstrations by Oakton students April White and Vijay Paniker.

The Foundation expresses its sincere thanks to all who attended the event and donated to the auction. With your support, we added raised more than $7,200 to the Oakton Foundation Annual Fund, which supports student scholarships, academic innovation, and other student-success initiatives on campus.

Special thanks to our event sponsors:
First Bank of Highland Park and John Crane, Inc. ($1,000)
Northern Trust ($500)
Tim and Elaine Panfil, and Murray and Arla Sprung ($250)

Art for Education's Sake 2018

Art for Educations Sake 2018

Foundation President and Executive Director with guests

Foundation President Howard Singer and wife, Alisa; Foundation Executive Director Katherine Sawyer and Mark Bisaillon


Artist April White

 employees and trustee at event

Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and College Transitions Anne Brennan; Oakton Trustee Joan DiLeonardi; Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Health Careers Bob Sompolski

student volunteers

Student volunteers

Oakton trustee; foundation director

Oakton Trustee Ann Tennes and husband, Howard; Foundation Director and event chair Alyse Burman and husband, Jeff

Scott and Chris Bates

Scott and Chris Bates

Trustee Jack Timperley

Student Trustee and scholarship recipient Jack Timperley

Nathasha and Brad Richard

John Crane representative Nathasha Richard and husband, Brad

 Artist Vijay Paniker

Artist Vijay Paniker