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Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije Foundation Hosts Third Annual Fundraiser, “An Evening With Israel Idonije”

It’s hard to find a sports figure more beloved than Israel Idonije. There are only a handful of athletes who make such an ongoing powerful contribution within their community and overseas. Israel Idonije is an extraordinary example in this class and the third annual fundraising event for his namesake foundation …

English-Speaking Union

The English-Speaking Union Hosts the 2015 Ascot Ball

Saturday, June 13th was An Evening at the Raffles Hotel for guests of the English-Speaking Union’s annual Ascot Ball, an event that raises money for the nonprofit. The non-political organization’s mission is an educational one, working to “provide meaningful cultural and educational programs that enrich the lives of thousands of middle …

69th Annual Tony Awards

Celebrating Sensational Broadway: The 69th Annual Tony Awards

Electricity was in the air in New York City as Radio Music Hall hosted the 69th Annual Tony Awards showcasing Broadway’s best talent for the 2014-2015 season among 29 distinctive categories. Hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, this show business spectacular was presented by the Broadway League and the …

Motor Mania: Monaco Grand Prix 2015

  With a history dating back to 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix is highly regarded as one of the most challenging and prestigious auto races across the globe.  Unique and proud in its location, the race is held annually in the streets of Monaco.  Featuring extraordinary topography, the Grand Prix …

James Beard Awards

James Beard Awards Reception Brings Out Culinary Elite

James Beard Foundation Awards and the culinary community was out in full force the weekend leading up to the Monday, May 4, ceremony extravaganza.  One of the most anticipated pre-award parties was Sepia’s reception hosted by owner Emmanuel Nony and JBF four-time award nominee, Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman.  Past award …

We Saw What Was Possible at the Chicago Lighthouse Gala

“Seeing What’s Possible” was the theme for this year’s Chicago Lighthouse Gala, a very honorable event which raises significant funds to enable individuals with visual impairments. Eyesight is something we all take for granted every day, yet a gala such as this one raises sharp awareness towards those who are …

Alliance Française de Chicago Hosts “Ready, Set, Fête”

Alliance Française de Chicago Fête accomplished its mission to bring Americans and French-speaking cultures together for a beautiful evening of taste, style, and class. Set in the Cooper Technica auto storage garage downtown, Alliance Française de Chicago chose an unlikely location for a glamorous event and filled it with art …

Luminary Award Dinner

Luminary Award Dinner

Luminary Award Dinner, held at the Union League Club on Thursday, May 7, honored Alderman Edward Burke & Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke for their work as child advocates. During their 40 years of distinguished service, the Burkes have tirelessly worked to keep children safe in Chicago and throughout …

The Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala Raises Alzheimer’s Awareness

Though Rita Hayworth’s legacy to the world will forever be her beauty, the famous life-size poster of the Hollywood “love goddess” is now an image of awareness. Like a scene out of an old black and white movie, this past weekend the Chicago Hilton welcomed the Who’s Who of the …

Driehaus Design Initiative

Over $170,000 Raised By the Driehaus Design Initiative

The Driehaus Design Initiative has been working “to promote and encourage design education and to foster public appreciation and understanding of all aspects of fashion design and history” for over a decade. Since 2002, the nonprofit has organized the Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence, a fashion and award show that …