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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

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 community …

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 premier youth orchestra and ensemble training programs, CYSO’s musicians enchanted audiences with a night …

PAWS Chicago Fur Ball 2017

The Drake Hotel became canine heaven as dog lovers for the PAWS Chicago Fur Ball 2017 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 supporters showed up with …

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

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 1871, …

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

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.

Clark After Dark Block Party

Clark After Dark block party essentially celebrated our country’s soldiers; whether it be the Army, Navy, Marines and their families. An outstanding organization created by Franklin D. Roosevelt dating back to February 4, 1941, was once again acknowledged by enthusiastic Chicagoans recently outside of Boss Bar at 420 N. Clark …

11th Annual Paws Fur Ball

Lassie would’ve been proud as the lobby, hallways, and party rooms of the Drake Hotel looked more like Noah’s Ark (with 2 of every dog type) than a prestigious 5 – star hotel.