4th Annual Speaker Series featuring Kenneth Cole raises $335,000 for Chicago House

4th Annual Speaker Series featuring Kenneth Cole raises $335,000 for Chicago House

On Friday, November 2nd,  over 600 guests gathered for an inspirational afternoon at Chicago House’s 4th Annual Speaker Series Luncheon at the Chicago Hilton Hotel with over $335,000 being raised for HIV and AIDS housing. Designer Kenneth Cole served as keynote speaker alongside emcee Cheryl Burton of ABC 7 Chicago, Chicago House CEO Stan Sloan and co-chairs Susanna Negovan and Todd Hamilton.

In a 30 minute keynote address to the crowd, Cole recounted his unique entry into the fashion world, selling shoes out of a trailer in mid-town Manhattan.  His advocacy and trailblazing efforts in the global fight against AIDS are what attracted Chicago House to him.

CHI-lebrity VIP guests including ABC’s Sylvia Perez and Linda Yu, Project Runway Season 2 contestant Steven Rosengard, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Macy’s Media Relations VP Andrea Schwartz, Glossed & Found’s Graham Kostic, local designers Borris Powell and Horacio Nieto, and Mary Francis Fagan of American Airlines were all in attendance.

 

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