Evanston fundraiser raises more than $27K for youth education programs

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

An Evanston fundraiser held Feb. 27 raised more than $27,000 for programs to assist early childhood education, teen parents and low income families.

The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston hosted its fundraiser, “Warm Your Palate,” at Now We’re Cookin’, 1601 Payne St. The fundraiser gathered more than 100 people for a night filled with a variety of food options and a live auction. The money raised will benefit the society’s various initiatives, which include two child-care and early-education programs. 

A number of chefs, including Farmhouse Evanston’s Eric Mansavage and La Macchina Cafe’s Marcos Ramos and Hilario Vilchis prepared the menu. In addition, guests had the option of tasting craft brews from Temperance Beer Company.

During the auction, the top bid of $3,000 went for the top prize, a five-night stay at a resort in Aruba.

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