Metropolitan Family Services Evanston/Skokie Valley held this year’s Spring Fever benefit on April 21. The event brought 150 guests to the Evanston Golf Club to honor former Evanston Mayor Jay Lytle and his wife, Bonnie, for their continued support to Metropolitan’s mission and efforts. The Family Support and Prevention Program was also highlighted for its strong relationship with the City of Evanston. The City and its Mental Health Board have continued to fund the Program, which is offered to families free of charge.
Spring Fever raised $40,000 for Metropolitan’s programs and services for local families. The lively evening was filled with music from Northwestern Music Student Alvin Cobb, raffles, games, and a program auction.
The Metropolitan Family Services Evanston/Skokie Valley Community Board includes: Steve Bynum, Chair, WBEZ; John Mead, Vice Chair; Barbara Meyer, Vice Chair; Mi Balderas, North Shore Community Bank; Tony Burt, Schiff Hardin LLP; Gene Frett, Sperling and Slater; John Haben, Haben Funeral Home; Bryon Harris, Evanston/Skokie School District; Bart Rocca; Janelle Octavia Silva, Village of Skokie; Michael Yohanan, First Bank & Trust; Simon Yohanan, First Bank & Trust – Evanston; and Joseph Zoeller, Wintrust Financial.
Spring Fever 2018 was made possible thanks to the generosity and support of: Byline Bank, First Bank & Trust, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Wintrust/North Shore Community Bank, Antony Burt, Dan Castino, Carla and Mark Frisch, Gigio’s Pizzeria, Steven R. Gilford, Haben Funeral Home and Crematory, Hagerty Consulting, Catherine and Bart Rocca, Wilmette Auto Body, Joan and Robert Yohanan, Linda and Steven Bynum, Evanston Subaru in Skokie, Donna and Gene Frett, Bonnie and Jay Lytle, Linnea and John Mead, Aspasia and Jay Miller, Northwestern University, Eleanor Revelle, Robinson Rentals, Rothman Law Group, Michael Yohanan, John J. Cahill, Inc., Stotis & Baird Chartered, Judith and Nick Greifer, Ann Rainey, Usha and Pramod Shah, Janelle Silva, Leslie and Richard Sevcik, Simon Yohanan, and Joseph Zoeller.
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