Shana and Elan Peretz celebrate during the Cove Benefit Live Auction. (Photos courtesy of The Cove School.)

Founded in 1947, The Cove School in Northbrook is a K-12 school that “provides highly individualized education and life strategies for children with learning disabilities.” Cove was the first school in the country founded to exclusively serve children with learning disabilities.

On Feb. 23, 500 parents, alumni, faculty, and guests celebrated the school and raised funds at the “Be The Spark” annual benefit. The evening featured dinner, silent and live auctions, a paddle raise, and dancing. More than $630,000 was raised for The Cove School. Board members Rob and Lisa Flanagan were also honored with the Prism Award for their stewardship to the Cove community.

Corporate sponsors of the benefit included Academic Approach, Barnett Capital, American Chemet Corporation, CIBC, Drinker Biddle, BMO Wealth Management, Seyfarth Shaw, Gonnella Baking Company, Grane, and HCI Equity Partners. “Friends of Cove” included ABC Pediatrics LLC, Eyes on the Lake, The Culver Family, ISBS, The Medel/Wiedmayer Family,
The Novar Family, The Weicher Family, and Queue Marketing Communications Group.

To learn more about and support The Cove School, visit coveschool.org, or contact Director of Development Stephanie Sanderman at [email protected]. You can also follow the school on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

The Cove School Benefit Committee

Members of Cove’s Benefit Committee (from left to right): Molly McGarry, Lisa Foley, Debra Johnson, Courtney Jack, Ann Marie Novar, Shana Peretz, Rebecca Blase, and Beverly Petersen.

The Cove School Annual Benefit: Joel and Margaret Kosmicki

Joel and Margaret Kosmicki explore the silent auction.

The Cove School Benefit: Gregg Berman

Gregg Berman won this year’s Golden Paddle raffle, a prize worth $5,000 toward any live auction item.

The Cove School Executive Director Sally Sover

Cove School Executive Director Sally Sover

The Cove School: Lisa and Rob Flanagan

Lisa and Rob Flanagan, recipients of the night’s Prism Award for transformational stewardship to Cove.

The Cove School provides highly individualized education and life strategies for students with complex learning disabilities.

Impact: The Cove School provides highly individualized education and life strategies for students with complex learning disabilities.

 

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Anna Carlson writes the weekly Weekend 101 column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of the University of Missouri, her work has been published in Chicago Parent, Inside Columbia Magazine, and Central California Parent Magazine. She is a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

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