Tag: Kate Bensen

New nonprofit, Enchanted Backpack, provides school supplies to underprivileged kids

Founder Carol Lavin Bernick and Director, Hillary Fash with principals who received Enchanted Backpack donations this year. (From L--Melissa Sepulveda, Lourdes Perez, Carol Lavin Bernick, Marsha Alexander and Hillary Fash).
The Lavin and Bernick Families hosted more than 300 guests at The Montgomery Club on April 18 in River North to announce the launch of their new nonprofit Enchanted Backpack.  This organization addresses the need among thousands of Chicagoland students who do not have the supplies or resources fundamental to learning and excelling by delivering... 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 »