Archive for July 2013

Chicago Match Cup and Tall Ships Festival Coming to Navy Pier

Chicago Match Cup and Tall Ships Festival Coming to Navy Pier
This August, sailing takes over Navy Pier as modern match racing meets maritime history. The Chicago Match Cup, a $100,000 sailing competition and the only U.S. stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, will set sail alongside one of Chicago’s most popular attractions, the majestic Tall Ships Chicago 2013 Festival, Aug. 7 – 11,... Read more »

Windy City Live celebrates 500th show with a private bash aboard the Odyssey

Windy City Live co-hosts and staff welcome guests.
To celebrate its 500th show, Windy City Live celebrated in grand style with a private party aboard the Odyssey for 350 friends and contributors of the show on July 25.  The invitation read “Cruising Through 500 Shows, Thanks for Jumping Aboard.”  The night was also a celebration of the show’s two year anniversary.  Darling and... Read more »

How to have a happy marriage: Chuck and I have been married 24 years today and this is how we did it

How to have a happy marriage: Chuck and I have been married 24 years today and this is how we did it
Today is our 24th wedding anniversary and I’m feeling very lucky.  I met Chuck Jordan through a mutual male friend 24 years and 6 months ago at the old Palm Restaurant on E. Lake Shore Drive.  Actually, he wasn’t the intended fix-up but he was the one who I remembered after leaving the restaurant.  We... Read more »
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Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic: Former Chicago Cub Kerry Wood teams up with Bill Murray for 1st annual event in Wrigley Field

Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic: Former Chicago Cub Kerry Wood teams up with Bill Murray for 1st annual event in Wrigley Field
Who wouldn’t like to see retired Chicago Cub Kerry Wood pitch again in Wrigley Field!?  Well, now you can!  Woody will will be playing another type of ball game on Saturday, August 10….wiffle ball!!!   Kerry, along with the Wood Family Foundation, announces a ‘call for teams’ for the 1st Annual Woody’s Wiffle Ball Classic.  Sixteen... Read more »

Are celebrities good for your organization's fundraising efforts?

Are celebrities good for your organization's fundraising efforts?
Almost every charity I’ve ever been involved with prays for a celebrity to bring a higher profile to their event and its fundraising efforts.  This is a good concept and can indeed boost visibility and increase sales but is there a right way and a wrong way to utilize stars to raise money?  An expert... Read more »

Legendary Comedian Bill Cosby Stars at Fundraiser for Urban Prep Academies

Legendary Comedian Bill Cosby Stars at Fundraiser for Urban Prep Academies
Legendary comedian and education advocate Bill Cosby performed to a sold out audience at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place on June 30 raising more than $25,000 in support of the students of Urban Prep Academies.  The events leading up to that night began more than a year and a half ago when Urban... Read more »
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Today's Chicago Woman Magazine's "100 Women of Influence"

Today's Chicago Woman Magazine's "100 Women of Influence"
When Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine published “100 Women Making a Difference” in July 2011 and “100 Women to Watch” in 2012, these lists of smart, powerful women were the talk of the town. They featured diverse groups from various sectors – including finance, government, philanthropy, arts, education, health care and more – and highlighted both... Read more »

View from a Float: My Pride Parade Experiences Through the Years

View from a Float: My Pride Parade Experiences Through the Years
This year marked the 4th time I’ve had the honor of riding on a float in the Pride Parade.  It is still one of the most thrilling and exhilarating experiences and one that always makes me proud.  For my first two Pride rides, I had the joy of being on the Baton Show Lounge float... Read more »