New Trier 2022 Alumni Honoree – Chad Bernstein ’02

The New Trier Educational Foundation hosted Gala 2022 on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Northbrook. Proceeds from the gala help to fund exceptional educational opportunities throughout New Trier. The Alumni Hall of Honor Class of 2022 received their Alumni Achievement Awards at the gala. The guests were treated to moving remarks from the honorees, either in person or in a submitted video, during the evening. Chad Bernstein, Class of 2002, is the co-founder of Guitars Over Guns, a Miami-based nonprofit that creates safe spaces for youth to express themselves through music and provides them a powerful combination of music education and mentorship with professional musicians. Bernstein was honored as a CNN Hero for his work and has since been featured on the Steve Harvey Show and in People Magazine. Most recently, Chad received the Ruth Shack Leadership Award, an honor held in Miami’s highest regard.