Posts tagged "Bonnie Spurlock"

Consider Shopping Charities for Holiday Gift Ideas

PAWS 2015 pet calendar.
As you’re holiday gift shopping, don’t forget that a lot of top charities around town offer exciting items that benefit great causes.  Ronald McDonald House Charities has an entire selection of cool stuff.  My favorite was a knit winter cap for $30 and, the best part, for every hat sold a child/family at the House... Read more »

PAWS Chicago shares the love at Pride Parade 2014

PAWS founder Paula Fasseas, entertainer Miss Lucy Foozie, and longtime board member/event co-chair Bonnie Krueger Spurlock.
PAWS Chicago, for the fourth year in a row, came out strong this past Sunday at Chicago’s annual Pride Parade. Over one hundred volunteers, employees, Development Board members (including Founder Paula Fasseas and  President Alexis Fasseas) joined hands to say thank you to Chicago’s LGBTQ community. The weather couldn’t have been nicer and the crowd... 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 »
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What did Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan do at PAWS Chicago Fur Ball that raised $90K?

Billy Corgan poses with the winning bidders and honorary chairman Bonnie Spurlock (R)
Rocker Billy Corgan made the 11th annual PAWS Chicago Fur Ball one that its sell-out crowd won’t soon forget!  He thrilled the attendees, first by BEING there, and secondly, by offering the top live auction prizes of the night! His initial donation was a private acoustic performance for four at his 1930′s style Chinese tea... Read more »

Stella Foster's BIG Retirement Party Leaves Fans With Hope (PICS!)

Stella Foster always signed off on her column with “yeah, I said it” and at her BIG retirement party August 28th, she did indeed say it to NBC president and general manager, Larry Wert, when he asked her point blank if she was really retiring.  Her hesitation and half-hearted “yeah” gave everyone in the room... Read more »

PAWS-itively Delightful: PAWS Chicago Hosts 10th Annual Beach Party

Founder Paula Fasseas, board members Judy Tullman and Bonnie Krueger Spurlock
The night was PAWS-atively sensational at the 10th annual PAWS Chicago Beach party held at North Avenue Beach’s Castaways Boathouse on Thursday night, July 19th.  With more than 400 guest and 100 dogs in attendance, this event raised $215,000 for the city’s largest no-kill humane society.  Every partygoer received a colorful lei upon arrival at... Read more »
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City Porch's Grand Opening Brings Locals to Navy Pier (PICS!)

It was one of those perfect nights in Chicago that we wait all winter for.  Everyone was dressed in their best with smiles from ear to ear.  If you live here, you know what I’m talkin’ about.  And it was on this night, appropriately, that a new, chic soon-to-be hotspot opened on Navy Pier called... Read more »

PAWS Fur Ball: Growing by Leaps & Bounds!

Judy and Howard Tullman's "Little Mailman"  Yoodle Doodle
This year, the PAWS Fur Ball broke all records raising over $750,000 with 650 guests and 200 pets attending this pet friendly party at the Drake Hotel!  Board member, Judith Blazer donated $1 million the week before making this event the most successful in its ten year history. Outside the Gold Coast Room, costumed pets... Read more »

My Favorite Photo Memories of 2010

My Chicago Magazine feature was definitely a year’s highlight! The City of Big Shoulders had busy feet visiting the many fundraisers, cocktail parties, soirees, get-togethers, galas, launches, previews, openings, meet-and-greets, luncheons, dinners, events, fests and weddings that took place this year.  There were so many moments that will never be forgotten with friends that I... Read more »
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1st Annual "Who Is Chicago" Party Honors 10 (Video & Pics)

“Who Is Chicago” 2010 honorees. Cuvee, the hot nightclub at 308 W. Erie, was the site for the 1st Annual “Who Is Chicago” event hosted by Raymi Productions’ Cece & Melinda and CS Magazine this week.  The dynamic duo of Cece Gonzalez and Melinda Joseph organized the party and selected the 10 honorees who are... Read more »