Thursday, April 18, 2013
6:30PM – 10:00PM
A Culinary & Wine Extravaganza for WINGS (Women In Need Growing Stronger) to benefit women and children victims of domestic violence.
Sip Savor and Sample samplings from renowned chefs, wine, cheese and chocolates.
Sip Savor Sample $75
Wine Pairings $100
Chef’s Table $1,200 for 10
About Wings Program
WINGS helps homeless and abused women and children by offering integrated services that meet their needs for shelter, education, guidance and support. We provide safe, secure living environments, through transitional housing and emergency shelter, in residential neighborhoods that allow women to go to school, work, and achieve financial and emotional independence. WINGS is a 501(c)(3) publicly supported organization.
Chicago Marriott Northwest
4800 Hoffman Blvd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
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Sunday, March 10, 2013
5:00PM to 7:30PM
Launch 2013: Driving Fashion Forward showcases creations by Columbia College fashion design students alongside the latest auto models from Mercedes-Benz.
Guests will enjoy mini manicures, St. Germain Champagne cocktails, and bar bites by Morton’s The Steakhouse, and can enter to win VIP tickets to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Proceeds from a silent auction will benefit the educational nonprofit ORT America.
CLICK here for a list of the luxury auction items.
Fine Jewelry from Shelle Jewelers
$75 Per Person
About ORT America
ORT is one of the largest non-governmental education and training organizations in the world with activities in Israel, the Baltic and CIS, Latin America, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia . It is a non-profit, not-political organization that serves many by meeting the educational and competitive needs of today’s society.
ORT was founded in St Petersburg, in 1880 to provide employable skills for Russia’s impoverished Jewish people, but since that time ORT has evolved to service the global community.
Autohaus on Edens
1600 Frontage Rd.
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Thursday, January 17, 2013
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
For Cubs Outfielder David DeJesus and his wife Kim, the fight against ALS is personal!
Kim‘s high school friend Brian Schnurstein was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in March 2010 at the age of 29, shortly after the birth of his daughter.
David and Kim will co-chair the event that will feature a fashion show by 900 N. Michigan Shops to kick off Cubs Convention weekend.
Strike a Pose will feature Cubs players past and present, participants include David & Kim DeJesus, Kerry & Sarah Wood, Darwin & Lindsay Barney, Shawn Camp, Tony Campana, Starlin Castro, Steve Clevenger, Scott Feldman, Brett Jackson, Anthony Rizzo, James Russell, Ian Stewart, and Travis & Brittany Wood.
The event benefitting The David DeJesus Family Foundation who, for this event, will be donating all proceeds raised to ALS research. In addition, the evening will include cocktails and food from some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants such as Chicago q, RPM Italian, Bull and Bear, Shaw’s Crabhouse, Glazed & Infused , Pastoral and Wow Bao in addition to a live auction and raffle. After the show, guests can dance the night away to popular DJ Kasper K.
$2,500 per Table (4 tickets to event with reserved seating and table service)
About Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
River East Arts Center
435 E Illinois St.
Chicago IL 60611
Sunday, December 30, 2012
8:00PM – 1:00AM
The EVE of the EVE takes place the night before New Year’s Eve and all proceeds benefit HighSight’s scholarship program. This black-tie optional event offers more than 2,000 young, hip, urban professionals the opportunity to mix and mingle, while jump-starting their New Year’s celebrations. The party takes over the entire Great Hall of Union Station, where guests enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live band and dancing. This much-anticipated event is truly one of Chicagoland’s hippest extravaganzas and the premiere holiday choice for partygoers year after year!
And, join us for our Official After Party at Cuvee where you’ll receive a free glass of champagne just by flashing your fancy Eve wristband.
Garage parking is available.
Black tie optional.
Friend of HighSight $500
VIP Reception $150
VIP Upgrade $25
Raffle Ticket – 1 for $20
Raffle Tickets – 6 for $100
HighSight‘s mission is to provide academic and social support to Chicago high school students. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to enable its students to attend and succeed at the private high school of their choice.
500 W Jackson Blvd.
Chicago IL 60661
Sunday, November 4, 2012
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Little City and RAM Racing have teamed up for the second Hot Chocolate Walk for Little City in Grant Park on Nov. 4 to generate awareness and much-needed funds for children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. This walk coincides with the popular Hot Chocolate 15/5k race and will benefit Little City Foundation.
The Hot Chocolate Walk for Little City is a family-friendly event, with many fun post-race activities for children of all ages including a large Kid Zone, magicians, face painting and much more. Strollers are welcome and children under the age of 12 are encouraged to participate as junior walkers.
“We were delighted to learn that the Hot Chocolate Walk for Little City was going to happen again this year. It’s a wonderful chance for the whole family to participate in a race together while supporting children and adults with autism and other disabilities,” commented Executive Director Shawn E. Jeffers.
All walkers will enjoy the same perks as runners, including a goodie bag with a sweatshirt, finishers mug and Ghirardelli chocolate fondue and hot chocolate during the post-race party.
Individuals also have the opportunity to raise additional funds for Little City after registering. All participants can build their own fundraising page which can be shared with friends and family over social networks and email. Additional perks will be given to people after reaching pre-determined giving levels.
Last November, over 800 families and Little City supporters walked through Grant Park joining the thousands of runners, to help raise $20,000 for the individuals with disabilities Little City serves. Little City engages and supports individuals, families and communities to ensure that children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities can realize their unique potential to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetimes.
About Little City Foundation
For more than 50 years, Little City Foundation has developed innovative and personalized programs to fully assist and empower children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a commitment to attaining a greater quality of life for Illinois’ most vulnerable citizens, Little City actively promotes choice, person-centered planning and a holistic approach to health and wellness. Little City’s ChildBridge services include in-home personal and family supports, clinical and behavior intervention, 24/7 residential services and special needs foster care and adoption. Little City’s LifePath Adult Services offers a variety of residential options, employment opportunities, home-based services, case management, day supports, Special Olympics, an award-winning Center for the Arts and more. The organization has a 56-acre campus in Palatine and offices in Chicago.
337 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601