Jazz event to benefit D-303 students

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – The Greater St. Charles Education Foundation’s annual jazz fundraiser is set for Saturday night.

Now in its 19th year, the event includes dinner, dancing and performances by the St. Charles East and North jazz bands.

A live auction will include such items as Chicago sports tickets and vacation packages. Silent auction items will include gift baskets and gift certificates.

The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Royal Fox Country Club, 4405 Royal & Ancient Drive, St. Charles.

Tickets are $75 and are available at stced.org.

Proceeds from the event will benefit students in St. Charles School District 303 in the form of scholarships and grants.

The Greater St. Charles Education Foundation has donated more than $1.3 million since 1992.

The Distinguished Alumni Committee also will honor three St. Charles graduates who have made significant contributions to their fields and communities: Dan Marshall, Col. Michael Miller and Karen Page.

Marshall is the owner and principal architect of St. Charles-based Marshall Architects, which annually employs and trains two St. Charles high school students interested in pursing careers in architecture.

Miller is the director of medical toxicology education at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009 as an emergency medicine chief and retired from the U.S. Army in 2012.

Page, an author, collaborated with her husband on several books, including “The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine.” Their book “Becoming a Chef” is part of the Julia Child kitchen exhibit at the Smithsonian.

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