Social Fundraisers

Social fundraisers are organized and hosted by Cossitt parents and signups are offered online. These fundraisers raise funds for the school while providing an avenue for the Cossitt parent community to meet and build relationships.

We invite you to sign up to participate to host an event, or to submit a party idea for next school year. We are all ready for fun and in-person events again and look forward to your participation to support the PTC.

How do I sign-up to host/co-host:

Note your name and list a party idea, or sign up for a specific event as listed. ie… Amy Smith (open to host any party) or Amy Smith (Oktoberfest). All hosts will help share the cost of the event with their fellow co-hosts.

Share if you are interested in co-hosting an event with a group and add to notes the number of people you have in your group and/or names.

If you have an idea and need more hosts, we will pull the people who have signed up to “host any party” together.

Have fun and get creative! 2021-22 is going to be an epic year for social fun!

Past fundraisers have included:

  • Themed parties
  • Progressive dinners
  • Wine tastings
  • Group bike rides
  • Cooking instruction
  • Yoga & shopping
  • Shopping & socializing
  • Chili cookoffs
  • College game day tailgates
  • Flower Arranging w/Bloom3
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Bottle & Bottega Painting Party

Email cossittparties @ if you are interested in hosting the next social fundraiser!

2022/23 Events

***Check your Tiger Times for the Sign-Up Genius links to RSVP for the parties!***

October 22, 2022: Eastside Speakeasy Parent Social

Get Your Gatsby On… In celebration of the Cossitt School Building’s 100-Year Anniversary, we are going back in time to 1922 and LaGrange was a dry town. Be one of fifty lucky individuals to sign up ($50/ticket) and you will be given the password and secret LaGrange party location to attend our Speakeasy Party dressed in 1920’s fashion. 

Drinks and apps will be served. Live music and games too!

Hosted by the Dee, Ellis, Henderson, Kewalramani, Powell & Wagner families.

November 11, 2022: A Brown Bag Wine Party Competition!

How it works: Everyone will bring a favorite Red Blend under $30. The wines will be disguised in brown bags so that the tasting will be blind! Come sip and nibble while determining the best and worst wines of the night. Prizes will be awarded to the winning and losing bottles! 

2021/22 Events

May 17, 2022: Class, Wine & Shop @ Daily Method

We’re excited to announce another social fundraiser this year – coming up quickly on Tuesday, May 17th! Please join our generous host, Kelli Teegen, owner of The Dailey Method, for a 60-minute class followed by wine and 20% off all retail!

The class will be a combination of yoga and strength training. Mats and weights included. Just bring yourself and grippy socks if you have them!

Location: Dailey Method, 118 Calendar Ave, La Grange
Date: Tuesday, 5/17
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $30

Hosted by: Teegen Family

April 9, 2022: New vs. Old World Tasting Social

Enjoy an evening tasting and discovering both new and old world wines and spirits – same varietals, different countries – and light bites to pair alongside. This is one social you don’t want to miss and has sold out quickly in past years.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11th.  This is a parents-only event.

Hosted by: Becker, Carlstead, Lambert, Lane, Maciag and Schultz Families

February 27, 2022: VIRTUAL PASTRY CLASS for Parents and Kids

It’s cold – and COVID is everywhere and we need something fun…so let’s grab the elastic waistband pants and bake something yummy! Amy Crumrine will lead a virtual parent/child baking class on February 27 from 1:30-3:30pm. Cost will be per family and this will include ingredients and some extra goodies. Limit 30 families.

Hosts: Crumrine, Diebold, Hagen-McIntosh, and Henderson Families

December 2, 2021: Wreath Making at Bloom3

Make a holiday wreath with instruction from the talented Kim of Bloom 3. Wine, apps and great conversation will be provided by the hosts. See you there! Vaccination required.

Hosts: Tara O’Meara, Cyndi Betlinski, Emma Hauling, Leslie Dempsey, Anita Kewalramani, Lynn Lach

November 5, 2021: Havana Nights

Get ready for a hot Havana night! Don your favorite tropical attire and join your fellow Cossitt parents as we sip Cuba Libres and dance the night away! Outdoor event. The host families request all attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID19.

Hosts: Anna Baskin, Rene Collins, Jen McElroy, Meaghan Panfil, Debra Reid and Diana Villanueva

October 16, 2021: Stretch, Sip, and Shop at Luxxe Honor

Join us for a relaxing outdoor yoga class at Luxxe Honor followed by mimosas, discounted shopping, a raffle, and a fabulous goodie bag!

Hosts: Blasco, Bucaro, Lach, Larsen, and Robertson Families

October 2, 2021: Dad’s Bike Ride

Bicycle tour of canal paths, forest preserves, and breweries of the Western Suburbs with other Dads. Any kind of bike is appropriate for our leisurely Saturday ramble to sample beers of Imperial Oak, Pollyanna, etc. First two beers & a snack provided by hosts.

Hosts: John Hopkins, Dan Dangler, Rob Diebold, Jason Yorton, and Brian Martin