Posts tagged "Mayor Rahm Emanuel"

Build/Rebuild Benefit: A letter from the president; music by Frankie Knuckles and a who's who from Chicago and beyond

Rebuild Foundation founder Theaster Gates, Jr. (R) and CEO Ken Stewart.
More than 150 art world influencers, artists, community leaders, philanthropists, and cultural leaders gathered on Chicago’s South Side in celebration of the Rebuild Foundation’s inaugural, by-invite-only, BUILD/REBUILD Benefit. Established by Theaster Gates Jr. in 2010 and overseen by CEO Ken Stewart, the Rebuild Foundation welcomed guests to a private viewing of the newly restored Stony... Read more »

After School Matters celebrates Gala 2014 and Chicago Bull Derrick Rose's $1 million donation

Tim Maloney (ASM board member), Mellody Hobson, George Lucas, Mary Ellen Caron (CEO After School Matters) with ASM teens.
After School Matters is $1 million richer!  Chicago Bulls point guard and three-time NBA All-Star, Derrick Rose donated this gift, his largest ever, to the non-profit that offers Chicago high school teens out-of-school activities.  E. Robbie Robinson, vice chairman of After School Matters, announced the surprise donation at the charity’s annual gala Tuesday, September 23.... Read more »

The Gang's All Here: Beloved Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Celebrates 25

Former Mayor Rich Daley, Terry Newman, Jerry Reinsdorf, Gibson's owner Steve Lombardo, Gibson's managing partner John Colletti, Mayor Emanuel, Bob Judelson, Patrick Donnelly, and the former Mayor Daley's son Patrick.
Beloved Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse celebrated its Silver Anniversary in delicious style and the gang was ALL there!   The heavy hitters’ table included both our Mayors,  Rahm and Richie!  It was a wild night and the Gibsons’ Silver Oak Reserve Cabernet was flowing!  Partner John Colletti was sharing glasses with longtime customers all around the... Read more »
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"Chicagoland": Exclusive Premiere Packs the House

Director Mark Benjamin, producer Laura Michalchyshyn, director Marc Levin.
The by-invite-only premiere of “Chicagoland” was held at the Bank of America Theatre on Tuesday, March 4.  The 8 part CNN original series was filmed over 8 months in Chicago and produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn (Sundance Productions) and Brick City TV’s Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin.  The theatre was packed with bold-face... Read more »

After School Matters Gala Celebrates Chicago Teens

George Lucas, Mellody Hobson Lucas and former Mayor Rich Daley.
The inspiration for After School Matters came about 20 years ago thanks to Maggie Daley,  the late, great former Chicago First Lady, and former Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Lois Weisberg who wanted to develop cultural activities for the city’s teenagers.  And the rest, as they say, is history since this much needed program... Read more »

Gay Marriage the Focus at Equality Illinois Justice for All Gala Co-Chaired by Chef Art Smith and Jesus Salgueiro

Co-chairs Jesus Salgueiro and Chef Art Smith with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Governor Pat Quinn declared it “an historic week in Illinois” and on Valentine’s Day, it became just that when the Illinois Senate passed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act on a vote of 34-21.  (If the bill becomes law, Illinois will become the 10th state to allow same-sex couples to marry).  At the recent... Read more »
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Walter E. Smithe Hosts Launch Party for "Run Home Chicago", A Race to End Homelessness

Tim Smithe, Kyla McCarthy, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, Tim Smithe Jr. and Mary Smithe.
Walter, son Tim Smithe and family recently hosted a Kick-Off party at their Lincoln Park showroom to launch the 30 day countdown for “Run Home Chicago,” a race to end homelessness,  that will take place in Soldier Field on June 10th beginning at 7 am. Tim’s glam wife, Mary Astor Smithe, was on hand to... Read more »

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 »

ArtEdge Gala Raises More Than $1 Million for Museum of Contemporary Art

Co-chairs Liza and Marc Brooks
I’ve been to some pretty thrilling parties in my day, but I can’t remember many in recent memory that delivered as much excitement as this year’s Gala fundraiser for the MCA!   More than 460 guests paid $1000 a piece to enjoy this over-the-top party, artEdge, that included performances by renowned artist Nick Cave and... Read more »
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Chicago Dancing Festival Gala Kicks off Week of Country's Largest Free Dance Fest

Chicago Dancing Festival Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Jay Franke,  with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The first annual Chicago Dancing Festival’s Opening Night Gala at the MCA was an intimate evening of dance that included duet performances by some of the top dance companies in the country.  Co-founder, Jay Franke, welcomed the crowd and introduced Mayor Rahm Emanuel who is thrilled that the Dancing Festival will help promote Chicago as... Read more »