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Bernie’s Book Bank Fundraising Events

Join us for one of our annual benefits!

Bernie’s Book Bank hosts a variety of annual benefits to support its mission to increase book ownership among children from birth through sixth grade. You’re invited! Join fellow community members to learn more about the mission of Bernie’s Book Bank and support the 300,000 Chicagoland children served by Bernie’s Book Bank, annually.

2023 Event Schedule 

August 28, 2023
Birdies & Book Charity Golf Classic at Shoreacres
Birdies & Books is the longest-running fundraising event for Bernie’s Book Bank. Foursomes registration will open soon.

July 19, 2023
Walk As One Chicago
Join David Kaplan, host of Kap+J-Hood on ESPN Chicago, as he and our CEO Darrin Utynek walk 20-miles in Rosemont, IL to benefit Bernie’s Book Bank.

December 8, 2023
Patrick Mannelly Award Dinner

The Patrick Mannelly Award recognizes the top collegiate Long Snapper. The ceremony, benefiting Bernie’s Book Bank, will be hosted at our Lake Bluff facility and will be live-streamed.

Looking for additional ways to get involved in our mission?

  • SPONSOR AN EVENT: Each fundraising event features a variety of sponsorship levels with unique recognition opportunities for you to choose from. This is a great opportunity for your company to invest in the children of Chicagoland and increase book ownership. Interested? Contact Kristen, Executive Director.
  • DONATE BOOKS: You can donate gently used children’s books at one of our 120+ Book Drop Locations.
  • INVEST IN CHILDREN: Make a donation to directly provide free quality books for local children. Every $16 investment provides 8 books for a local child.

You don't have to work in education to know that there are many factors in learning to be a successful reader, but none is as important as having actual access to personal books. Bernie's Book Bank comes walking right into the classrooms on a regular basis and makes the impossible possible for these children.

Jane Vester

Librarian, McCall Elementary School