Posts tagged "Christopher Clinton Conway"

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 »

Search is on for new Joffrey Ballet Executive Director and I'm so sad

Search is on for new Joffrey Ballet Executive Director and I'm so sad
Former Joffrey Executive Director, Christopher Clinton Conway, is relocating back to Los Angeles after his eight year tenure with the dance company.  As a personal friend, I will miss him beyond measure but know this is a great opportunity for him.  I met CCC at the very first Couture & Cocktails in September 2005.  His... Read more »

Inside Burberry Chicago's "Art of the Trench" Campaign

Inside Burberry Chicago's "Art of the Trench" Campaign
I was contacted on October 11th.  The email read, “This autumn, Burberry is launching its new flagship store on Michigan Avenue and celebrating Burberry in Chicago by hosting an event on Thursday, November 29, with Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey.  This event will be a local celebration of our global platform, www.artofthetrench.com, and will feature... Read more »
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Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on Watch312.com!

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on Watch312.com!
What better way to share the story of this glorious night of fashion in Chicago than through the eyes of a camera!  Come along with me and let me show you what the Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails is all about right here on Watch312.com’s  “Candid Candace Chicago” (Photo by Mila Samokhina).  To read more,... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails: A Fashion Extravaganza at New McGrath Acura

For the Joffrey Ballet’s 7th Annual Couture & Cocktails, glamorous co-chairs Sonya Jackson and  Kristina McGrath planned quite a memory making event!!!!   For starters, they held the party in the brand new McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago dealership with more than 50,000 sq. ft. of space to play with and then opened the show... Read more »

Where to Go and What to Do in Chicago: My TOP 40 Picks (Culture, Food, Fashion, Kids, Pets and More!)

If you wanted to attend two events a day in Chicago, you certainly could!  I have never seen a busier summer with lots of fun fall things coming our way, too!  So have your calendar handy and let’s get ready to party! 1) First up, this Saturday, August 18th, Dance for Life at the Hilton,... Read more »
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A Night of Firsts for the Joffrey Ballet's (Fun-Filled) 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala (PICS!)

It was a thrilling night in Chicago for The Joffrey Ballet’s grand 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala honoring its Women’s Board!  I was so excited to chair this event with Helen Hall Melchior (our 5th Joffrey event together!) along with our dynamic co-chairs Kate Bensen, Pamella Roland DeVos, Liz Sharp, Joan Colmar, Mary Pat Burns, Victoria... Read more »

If you're a fan (and who isn't?) of Joffrey Ballet principal dancer Fabrice Calmels, then you'll REALLY love this!

If you're a fan (and who isn't?) of Joffrey Ballet principal dancer Fabrice Calmels, then you'll REALLY love this!
Watch for an exciting, massive art installation coming the first week of May to the riverfront beneath the Trump Tower!  Anyone who is a fan, and who isn’t, of the dashing 6’6” dancer, Fabrice Calmels, will love this! Joffrey’s renowned photographer, Herbert Migdoll,  has created a 300 foot long and 15 foot high photo of... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's Celebration Gala to Honor 10th Anniversary of Women's Board

The Joffrey Ballet's Celebration Gala to Honor 10th Anniversary of  Women's Board
I am so excited to share the news about this year’s Joffrey Ballet Celebration Gala on Sunday, May 6th at the historic Palmer House Hilton, located at17 E. Monroe. This year’s event will be a tribute to the 10th anniversary of the Joffrey’s dynamic Women’s Board who have raised a staggering $16 million, making them... Read more »
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Comedian Jeff Garlin Hosts Allium's Opening Night Party at Four Seasons

Host Vincent Anzalone with Erica Bethe Levin, Jessica Zweig and friend.
The recent Grand Opening party for the new Allium restaurant attracted an overflow crowd of Chicago’s top 600 foodies and fashionistas to the 7th floor of the Four Seasons recently.  Host for the night was funnyman Jeff Garlin (see our interview coming soon on Watch312!).  This American restaurant with a farm-to-table menu is by Chef... Read more »