The Benefit 2019–Because of a Teacher

The Benefit—Because of a Teacher was a huge success!  Over 300 members from the NSCDS community gathered on Friday, February 22 at Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette, raising more than $400,000 for faculty. Investing in our teachers is the single most significant way we can ensure that they, the School and its students are growing, thriving and adapting for the future.

Over the years, North Shore’s annual benefit has raised more than $5 million to fund areas not fully covered by the operating budget, such as curriculum and teaching fund grants, student scholarships and faculty enrichment grants. It has also helped fund major capital projects including the renovation of the Lower School, construction of the Conant Science Center and renovation of the Auditorium and Arts Center.


February 22, 2019

The Benefit 2019 Co-Chairs

Chase Stevenson
Nina Yoo

The Benefit Planning Committee

Gretchen Ake
Irene Bradshaw
Natascha Freeman
Kelly Hudson
Ritu Jain
Sarah Geist Rosen '86
Brook Wharton
Betty Fisher Wiggins '93
Janelle Wood

Host Committee

Lisa Altenbernd and Steve Hagerty
Heather and Bob Bartell
Mr. and Dr. John Bradshaw
Amy and Clay Brock
Jennifer and Jon Bunge
Susan and Michael Canmann
Erica and Jeff Conlon
Clarke and Katie Devereux
Diana and Tom Flemma
Louise and Tom Flickinger
Natascha and Randy Freeman
Katie and Richard Freiburger
Patrick and Julie Hallinan
Kelly and Colin Hudson
Mr. José A. Isasi, II and Ms. Charlene Kittredge
Ritu and Ashish Jain
David Klaskin
Strib and Janie Koster
Heather and Sean Martin
Brian and Jessica Montgomery
Eileen and Mike Murdock
Jenny and Craig Niemann
Molly Shotwell Oelerich ’87 and Cy Oelerich ’89
Matt and Lisa Renaud ’85
Todd Ricketts and Sylvie Légère
James Rosen and Sarah Geist Rosen ’86
Eric and Maggie Scheyer
Bong and Jessica Shinn
Dennis and Christina Self
Chase and Duff Stevenson
Tina and Byron Trott
Jim and Katherine Umpleby
Kelcy and David Vallas
Susanna and Renaat Ver Eecke
Brook Wharton and Josh Hilton
Michael and Betty Fisher Wiggins ’93
Nina and Sun Yoo
Meggan and Bob Zabel
North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.