Tag: Shirley Ryan

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 »

Elegant Opera Ball debuts Lyric's 63rd season

Chicago Fire's Jesse Spencer and friend.
One of the most elegant events in the city, the Lyric Opera Ball, hosted over 450 guests at the Hilton Chicago following the opening night performance of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice on September 23.  Over 3,500 guests attended the performance at the Lyric Opera House, along with the black-tie clad gala-goers who walked... Read more »

Art Institute creates "Masterpiece" for 2017 gala

Elizabeth and Michael Cole.
The Art Institute of Chicago transformed the museum’s Modern Wing, its galleries of early American Art and the Chase Promenade in Millennium Park to welcome more than 400 guests to a most elegant black-tie gala on May 6 – Masterpiece17. With the support of the Board of Trustees and Woman’s Board, gala co-chairs Meredith Bluhm-Wolf... Read more »
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Roy Lichtenstein Opening Gala at the Modern Wing Plus "Crash the Gala" After-Party Hosted by Ikram Goldman

"Crash the Gala" host Ikram Goldman dances with Desiree Rogers and friend.
The Art Institute’s Women’s Board ALWAYS plans spectacular and creative events but on Friday, May 11th, they hosted TWO back to back parties at the Modern Wing.   The night began with a gala for 600, co-chaired by Caryn Harris and Stephanie Field Harris,  celebrating the opening of  the largest exhibition of artist Roy Lichtenstein’s works... Read more »

What Arianna Huffington Told Me....

What Arianna Huffington Told Me....
Luncheon host Sugar Rautbord and Arianna Huffington. And a hundred other people who attended the by-invite-only luncheon at the Casino this week.  Organized by my friend who plans only the BEST events in town, Sugar Rautbord, this event was one of the most inspiring in recent memory.  A lot of people were surprised Arianna even showed up... Read more »