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Upcoming Events

Past Events

Sunday, February 10th, 2019 - DancEd. Dancers & Philly Baer Reaching Out


Our sincere gratitude to owners Tracy & Scott Reynolds and the DancEd. company dancers at DancEd., Northbrook, IL, for all their time and effort. With resolve, the DanceEd family committed themselves to fundraising on behalf of The Philly Baer Foundation.

Tracy and Scott combined education, empathy, kindness and dance to empower the dancers to take the opportunity to influence and change the lives of children in need of therapeutic services. Their determination and activism powered extraordinary generosity from the DancEd. community. DancEd. proved what Emily Dickinson said, "Trust in the unexpected". Their advocacy for children with special needs will always be treasured by the children they impacted through The Philly Baer Foundation.

Congratulations to the raffle winners!

  • Grand Prize: Lance Donenberg

  • 2nd Prize: Tracy Becker

  • 3rd Prize: Sergio Castellon


DancEd. dancers were asked to design posters promoting the event. See their beautiful drawings below:


2019 Maple Bake Sales


The 2019 Maple Bake Sales were tremendous successes! Co-sponsors Ms. Reimer and Ms. Zhang, student council board members and representatives took The Philly Baer Foundation to heart, earning $1,550. Thank you for the gifts of time, baking and support. These students proved that with kindness and effort, they have the power to make a difference in a stranger's life.

A special thank you to Ms. Reimer for baking batches and batches and batches of her famous, delicious brownies!


From left to right: Dr. Brian Wegley, Ms. Lynn Reimer, Marnie Baer, Hallie Baer, Ms. Zhang, Mrs. Elizabeth Holzkopf & Dr. Nate Carter


Friday, March 18th, 2022 - Maple School Delivers a Sweet Candy Gram to The Philly Baer Foundation

Despite these challenging times, Maple School Student Council with co-sponsors Lynn Reimer and Iris Zhang held a successful Candy Gram Valentine’s Day fundraiser and many bake sales throughout the year to raise money for The Philly Baer Foundation.

In a lovely ceremony, Student Council members spoke about how Philly’s life and story inspired them. Superintendent Dr. Wegley, Principal Sam Kurtz and Vice Principal Betty Holzkopf proudly complimented the students, reminding them that they are a beacon of hope impacting the world in a profound way. A special thank you to Mrs. Reimer who touches us all with her love and commitment to making the world a better place.

Help comes in many forms! The activism that Maple School students and faculty demonstrated was remarkable. THANK YOU for thinking about others with compassion and putting those thoughts into action! THANK YOU for making caring a priority!

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Monday, February 14th, 2022 - Glenbrook North Choirs Sing Their Hearts Out

Thank you GBN Cecilian and Treble Choirs for singing your hearts out and raising $1,401! The Singing Valentines, personalized cards and lollipops were the talk of the town. Your empathy, kindness and passion will change children’s lives and make the impossible possible!

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