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Yesterday evening, we welcomed Bernie’s Book Bank supporters to be our guests for an evening of appreciation. Donors, sponsors, board members, associate board members and 50 Hour Club members gathered for sweet treats and Terlato Wine in celebration of their dedication to our mission.

Founder and Chief Advancement Officer, Brian Floriani shared words of gratitude for the effort everyone has made get to where we are today. He voiced his desire to make Bernie’s Book Bank a sustainable institution that will serve at-risk children in every major city.

“We are just getting started,” Floriani professed.

Earlier this week, Darrin Utynek was named the first CEO of Bernie’s Book Bank. Utynek expressed his excitement to join the team and take the organization to the next level.

Many thanks to everyone who joined us for this event! We’re grateful for your commitment to increasing book ownership among at-risk children throughout Chicagoland.