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A special thank you to all who attended, supported, and helped create this magical night for the SAA community. With the generous and passionate support of so many, our 2024 Annual Benefit raised critical funds for The SAA Scholarship Fund.

We couldn't have done it without... 

... the Annual Benefit guests who spent the evening with us and supported SAA by purchasing tickets, bidding on auction items, and raising your paddles!

... the SAA Community who participated by bidding from home, purchasing auction items and raising their paddles for the SAA Scholarship Fund to support our mission!

... the Annual Benefit Committee of Bert Guiterrez-Wynne, Annie Gray, Bethany Mullins, and Joanna Zisis who were an integral part of this event from inception to execution. The committee spent countless hours planning and organizing to ensure the event was not only a success, but an evening where our community could celebrate our students, faculty and families.

... the sponsors and donors who contributed to costs associated with the event, gave of their professional services, or donated goods and services for the event and auctions.

... the faculty and staff who supported our Annual Benefit and Youth Event with great energy and enthusiasm, especially Mr. Steven Peter, SAA's own live auctioneer and emcee for the evening!

We thank all of you for your dedication to the SAA community!

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The generous support of the SAA Scholarship Fund at our Annual Benefit will make a transformative impact on the lives of students. If you have not had a chance to participate in SAA’s Scholarship Fund, please help us give every gifted student the opportunity for an SAA education. 

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Contact the Annual Benefit Committee with any questions. 

Annual Benefit Committee

Bert Gutierrez Wynne
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

Annie Gray
SAA Parent 
Co-Chair, Family & School Association

Bethany Mullins
Administrative Assistant

Joanna Zisis
Director of Marketing & Communications

Science & Arts Academy Gifted Des Plaines Illinois annual benefit thank you to our sponsors

Science & Arts Academy gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and businesses who provide philanthropic support to underwrite the costs associated with the Annual Benefit.

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