Tag: Leslie Hindman

Eversight Illinois Gala was "Love at First Sight"

Eversight Illinois' past and present honorees.
Eversight Illinois, a non-profit dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research, celebrated the 18th Annual Gift of Sight Gala at The Peninsula Chicago on June 23. The special evening honored Dr. Marian Macsai as the “Gift of Sight” honoree and yours truly as the 2016 “Woman... Read more »

A Chicago philanthropist is queen for a day

Jan Melk surrounded by her "court" of admirers.
I’m a huge fan of historical fiction and devour any books by Philippa Gregory, Bernard Cornwell and C.W. Gortner. There’s something about the 17th and 18th centuries that completely captivate me. I love the intrigue, the gowns and the balls and the delicious decadence of the royals. And on April 23, I felt like I’d... Read more »

The Chicago Pet Project Book: A tail wagging good read to benefit puppy mill dogs

Millie, a breeding mill mother who spent 8 years in a mill, the inspiration for Millie's Mission.
The Chicago Pet Project: Portraits and Letters from the Heart is a beautiful coffee table book filled with hundreds of pages of notable Chicagoans (64) and their pets photographed exquisitely by Karen Morgan. The book was created by Cari Meyers, founder of The Puppy Mill Project, along with Kim Williamson and Morgan to raise funds for... Read more »
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On birthdays and friendships

Celebrating with May birthday girlfriends at a party hosted by Kristina McGrath.
May 26 was my birthday, but I plan on celebrating all month long.  I can’t figure out why some people don’t enjoy these special days, like my husband.  As long as I can remember, I’ve loved, loved, loved celebrating birthdays–not just my own (although this is quite enjoyable), but anyone’s.  I’d even celebrate a birthday... Read more »

Chanel, Biedermeier, Cartier, Baccarat and a violin: Oprah's stuff at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Chanel, Biedermeier, Cartier, Baccarat and a violin: Oprah's stuff at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Oprah is selling her “stuff” at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on Saturday, April 25.  It’s bittersweet to know she’s severing all ties to the Windy City but, on a bright note, the proceeds of this sale will benefit The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.  Oprah, always philanthropic even when she’s selling her... Read more »

New Year's Eve Plans of Chicago's Movers, Shakers & Just Plain Cool

New Year's Eve Plans of Chicago's Movers, Shakers & Just Plain Cool
New Year’s Eve parties have always seemed so special to me.  They herald in a brand new year and set your focus for a new beginning.  It’s a chance to grow in a new direction and make plans/ resolutions to help you get there.  My plans this year include co-hosting a party at Public Chicago... Read more »
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The Stanley Paul Foundation Benefit: An Unforgettable Night with Friends (Video)

With Rhonda Sanderson, Helen Melchior, Joycelyn Winnecke, Leslie Hindman, Donna LaPietra and Bill Zwecker
I’ve never done this before so please forgive me, but I’m writing about the recent Stanley Paul- Raelene Mittelman Scholarship Benefit. Why you ask do I beg forgiveness? Because, this year, I was the evening’s honoree and it was such a wonderful night with so many friends who turned out that I would like to... Read more »

Jennifer Hudson Performs at Qatar Airways Gala to Celebrate its Inaugural Service to Chicago

Dr. Joaquin Brieva, Jennifer Sutton and Greg Hyder with friends.
The first direct route from Chicago to Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar, opened for business on April 10th.  On April 11th Qatar Airways celebrated with a blow-out party for 580 guests at the Field Museum featuring Grammy and Academy Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson as the evening’s entertainment. The event began... Read more »

Legendary Landmarks Celebration 2013 to Honor Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter and Target

Legendary Landmarks Celebration 2013 to Honor Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter and Target
The 2013 Legendary Landmarks Celebration will honor Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter and Target at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, March 7.   The evening will begin with a cocktail reception followed by dinner, a live auction and  an awards ceremony beginning at 7 pm in the Ballroom. Honoree Leslie Hindman founded Leslie Hindman Auctioneers... 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 »