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The 31st Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

Started more than 30 years ago by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan in memory her Mother: Hollywood legend, Rita Hayworth, the annual Rita Hayworth Gala was held at the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Ave.) Inspired by Gene Wilder (who passed away in 2016 from alzheimer’s disease) this year’s theme was …

Face The Future Foundation Creates Motown Magic with Annual Gala

Face the Future Foundation, an organization committed to improving the lives of children with craniofacial differences, celebrated its efforts with their record breaking gala, Motown Magic, raising $670,000 for the cause. The foundation, whose aim is to “improve the lives of children with craniofacial differences by creating a culture and …

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Serenade a Night To Remember

Patrons of the arts flocked to the Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons Chicago to support the beautiful sounds of Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) at the organization’s annual gala event. As one of the nation’s premiere youth orchestra and ensemble training programs, CYSO’s young musicians enchanted audiences with a …

Making a Paw Print on the World

The Drake Hotel became canine heaven as dog lovers from far and wide gathered on a chilly Friday night to celebrate man’s best friend. Dalmatians, Dobermans, and Dachsunds alike attended as dogs of every breed, size, and shape were well represented at this formal PAWS extravaganza as hundreds of loyal …

I ON EXCEPTIONAL LIVING: Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff is an extraordinary humanitarian. A commanding figure in the New York city social scene, Shafiroff dedicates long hours to philanthropic work. Whether she’s advocating an underserved issue, organizing support for a fundraiser, or giving generously of her own finances, Shafiroff harnesses the power of social influence for the …

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

One of my favorite trips of the year is always Saint-Tropez and this year was exceptionally great. Being a part of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation was one of the highlights. The organization’s gala and celebrity charity auction took place July 20th at the Domaine Bertaud Belieu vineyard and the worthy …

“Toast to the Coast” at the Racquet Club in Chicago

Once again upholding its outstanding image in the Gold Coast community, the Gold Coast Neighbors Association recently held its annual “Toast to the Coast” event …. Founded in 1869 by a hundred upstanding citizens of the Gold Coast area, and surviving despite the small setback of the Chicago Fire in …

NBC’s Chicago Fire Star Joe Minoso is Making Pizza for a Great Cause

Joe Minoso, star of NBC’s hit series Chicago Fire, is also the official spokesperson for Shriners Hospital’s “Be Burn Aware” – a campaign that focuses on teaching adults and children how to be safe around electricity and non-fire related injuries. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Minoso will be on hand at Blaze Pizza to officially kick off their month-long partnership with Shriners Hospital to keep families safe this holiday season. Customers who donate to Shriners Hospital will receive a free s’mores pie on their next visit, as well as an opportunity to take photos with the NBC star.

The Chicago Police Foundation Hosts Triumphant True Blue Fundraiser

It brings me an incredible sense of comfort knowing our beautiful city is protected by Chicago’s finest. That feeling has recently intensified with the introduction of an organization near and dear to my heart, the Chicago Police Foundation.

Primo Classico Soars in Support of Homeless Families

The 4th annual Primo Classico was held at Hawthorne Global Aviation Services in Wheeling, IL. Benefiting the Primo Center for Women and Children, the fundraising event was a spectacular evening of sensory overload. Hosted by Diane and Quintin Primo and chaired by Cassie Carver of Lake Forest Sportcars, the evening attracted over 350 attendees who, once again, experienced the European luxe life. But this year it was taken to a whole new level.