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Fundraiser will also benefit two local charitable organizations

Clapham School’s Annual Fall Benefit to Feature
New York Times Best Selling Author, Eric Metaxas
WHEATON, IL (September 24, 2009) – A New York Times best-selling author, students
presenting a famous Winston Churchill speech, and a fundraiser within a fundraiser will
draw supporters of Clapham School in Wheaton to the school’s Annual Fall Benefit on
Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 -9:30 p.m. at the College Church Commons, 332 E. Seminary
in Wheaton.

Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times bestseller Amazing Grace: William
Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, and Bonhoeffer: A Biography, to be
released in March 2010. His forthcoming biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is considered to
be the first major biography of Bonhoeffer to be published in 40 years. Metaxas has written
for VeggieTales, and for such publications as Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The
Washington Post, and Christianity Today. Additionally, Metaxas has been a cultural
commentator on CNN and the Fox News Channel.

Clapham School, a classical Christian school, opened its doors in the fall of 2006 and has
seen enrollment nearly quadruple in four years. Fundraising efforts benefit the continued
start-up costs and scholarship needs. One of the major components of a Clapham School
education is the emphasis on “a life of service,” according to Doug Reynolds, Head of
School. Following its own mission, the school’s annual benefit will also raise funds for two
local charitable organizations that reach out to refugees: Re:New and World Relief.

“In the end, we want to have kids grow up understanding that life is more than just about
them,” said Reynolds, ”so it’s only natural to have us think about doing the same thing at
our fundraiser. We will be highlighting two organizations that serve the needs of refugees in
the Chicago area – both of which our parents and students work with on a regular basis.”

Each year one of the highlights of the Annual Fall Benefit is the performance of Clapham’s
students. This year, students in grades 4-6 will present, by memory, Winston’s Churchill’s
famous “Never Surrender” speech, as well as a Bonhoeffer passage, said Reynolds. “Our
students memorize and deliver these historic works – and they do this as a matter of course
every month in the classroom.”

Tickets for the benefit are $30 and can be obtained by emailing Appetizers, desserts and gourmet coffees will be served as
guests enjoy the program, and participate in both silent and live auction opportunities.
Business attire is requested. For further information please contact the school office at
(630) 547-5125.


For further information on Clapham School, please visit
Doug Reynolds, Head of School – (630) 547-5125
Carolyn Litfin, Director of Admission – (630) 547-5125

Clapham School is a member of:
The Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Ambleside Schools International (ASI)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Society of Classical Learning (SCL)

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