Proceeds benefit the Eunice W. Johnson Scholarship in Fashion Studies.

Friday, June 8, 2012
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Chicago IL

Join Desiree Rogers and Lana Bramlette for Columbia College Chicago‘s premiere spring fundraising event, an evening of extraordinary fashion, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Event Chair

Chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC, Desirée has earned a reputation as one of America’s most successful businesswomen. With a Harvard Business School degree and stellar business experience, Rogers has redefined every leadership position that she has held while playing a major philanthropic role in the communities in which she has lived.

Alumni Achievement in Fashion Design Awardee

Lauded by her loyal fans as the “Queen of Hoops,” Lana Bramlette is the face and force behind Lana Jewelry.
Celebrity fashion icons like Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Zoe Saldana, and Angelina Jolie own and wear her jewelry. Her pieces are featured in many films, TV shows, and magazine covers, including Lucky and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

Host Committee

Trish Rooney Alden
Madeleine Moore Burrell
Gwendolyn L. Butler
Bonita Chapman
Nora Daley
Janice Barnes Davis
Susan Downing
Elissa Hamid Efroymson
Rich Gamble
Ikram Goldman
Mary Lou Haddad
Mellody Hobson
Susie Kiphart
Julie Latsko
Sylvia Neil
Diane Primo
MK Pritzker
Shawnelle Ritchie
Smita N. Shah
Lynn Turner
Allison Grant Williams


General Admission: $150
Standing Room: $75

About Eunice Walker Johnson
Eunice was the wife of publisher John H. Johnson and an executive at Johnson Publishing Company. Johnson was best-known as the founder and director of the Ebony Fashion Fair, which was started in the 1950s as a hospital fundraiser and became an annual fashion tour that highlighted fashion for African-American women that ran until a year before hear death.

About Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago is an international leader and recognized pioneer in arts and media education. With over 120 years of deep experience teaching creative students to develop authentic voices and meaningful skills, Columbia graduates are fully prepared to launch sustainable careers in the visual, performing, media and communication arts.

Columbia Media Production Center
1600 S. State St.
Chicago IL 60616


Neiman Marcus to Preview Trends and Raise Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities. Benefiting Little City.

Friday, June 8, 2012
11:30 AM
Chicago IL

Join Chicago’s fashion-forward community and leading philanthropists will gather once again to admire the latest trends unveiled at Little City’s “Runway Exclusive 2012.”

Enjoy an afternoon reception and silent auction followed by a delectable luncheon and an inside look at the hottest fashions presented by Neiman Marcus, from St. John, Diane von Furstenberg, Escada, Michael Kors, Elie Tahari, Lafayette, David Meister, Teri Jon, Issa and Lela Rose.

Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue is honored to be part of this wonderful fundraising event to support Little City in their mission to assist their children and adults,” stated Wendy Krimins, Neiman Marcus General Manager.

Runway Exclusive 2012 Co-chairs

Eleni Bousis and Susanna Negovan

Runway Exclusive 2012 Committee

Nina Alex
Victoria Bousis
Tina Daoulas
Irene Demos
Cathy Demos-Kappos
Toula Dernis
Cathy Fasseas
Geriann Gentile
Patricia Gerbanas
Tina Gountanis
Patricia Gerbanas
Tina Gountanis
Patricia Harris
Andrea Hockfield
Patricia Lappas-Perritt
Deborah Lebed
Joan Lebrow
Peggy Lombardo
Anna Sophia Loumis
Mary Jo McMahon
Joanne Johnson
Terry Mikuzis
Lina Nikas
Lisa Palivos
Clia Papakanelou
Violeta Papandreau
Ashley Rafael
Maria Ress
Candice Rosen
Julie Samson
Joan Scialabba
Sandy Sianas
Annette Sioulas
Lina Tsoukas
Karen M.Wickman
Mary Zouras


Bronze Sponsor – $2,500
Silver Sponsor – $5,000
Gold Sponsor – $10,000

About Little City
Today, autism affects one out of every 100 of our children (throughout the nation).  It is the fastest growing developmental disability at an astounding 1,148% growth rate.
Thankfully, for more than 50 years, Little City Foundation has successfully created hope, changed lives and challenged the limits placed on children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Fairmont Chicago
Millennium Park

200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601


This star studded event will have a musical performance by Natasha Bedingfield, the auctioneer is Sharon Stone and Toni Braxton will be there too!

Thursday, May 24, 2012
6:30 PM
Beverly Hills CA

The 12th Annual Orange Ball, to be held on Thursday, May 24,
2012 at 6:30pm at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. recording artist Natasha Bedingfield will join Academy Award nominated actress and fan favorite
 Sharon Stone who will dazzle the crowd as the gala’s auctioneer.  R&B
 singer/songwriter and Lupus LA board member Toni Braxton will also be on
hand for the star-studded annual fundraiser that features a cocktail
reception, dinner, live auction and musical performance.

12th Annual Lupus LA Orange Ball in Beverly Hills


Dr. Soram Khalsa (Daniel J. Wallace Founders Award)
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (Medical Visionary Award).

Gala Chairs

Janice and Daniel Wallace M.D.

Gala Committee

Debbi Cowan
Kathy Gallagher
Michelle Kaye
Sheila Milstein
Laurie and Adam Selkowitz
Lauren Shuler Donner
Janice Wallace

“We are beyond thrilled that multi-platinum recording artist Natasha Bedingfield is performing at the Orange Ball this year,” says Lupus LA Chairman, Adam Selkowitz.  “The Orange Ball is our biggest fundraiser and having her involved will bring more awareness to both our non-profit organization and to the disease.  We are grateful to all of our supporters that we continue to grow each and every year.  This is a big night for Lupus LA.”

Celebrity supporters will join Bedingfield and Toni Braxton for the evening benefitting Lupus LA including Paula Abdul, Verdine White (musician, Earth, Wind & Fire), Scott Grimes (American Dad!), Michael B. Jordan (Parenthood), Gretchen Rossi (The Real Housewives of Orange County), Michael Steger (90210), Phill Lewis (Suite Life on Deck), Alicia Minshew (All My Children), Kellie Martin (Smooch), Carolyn Hennesy (Cougar Town) and Roshon Fegan (Dancing with the Stars).

About Lupus LA
Committed to the hope and demonstrated promise of innovative science, Lupus LA partners with the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) to fund novel lupus research that will prevent, treat and cure the complex disease. With the power of Hollywood and the strength of its volunteer leadership, Lupus LA raises lupus awareness throughout the United States. Its fundraising events harness the might of the media and entertainment industries to spread the word about lupus and its symptoms and dangers, as well as the need for safe and effective new treatments and a cure.  LUPUS LA is the west coast division of the SLE Lupus Foundation.

Orange Loop $25,000
Gold Loop $10,000
Silver Loop $5,000
Friends $1,500
Individual Ticket $500

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills CA 90212

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