Shedd Aquarium’s Annual Gala Raises Over $1.67 Million

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Shedd Trustees Scott Dille and Stephen Byron Smith. (Photo credit © Shedd Aquarium/Heidi Zeiger)

On June 7, 2014, the Shedd Aquarium held its annual gala, this year themed The Goldfish Ball, inspired by a child’s first introduction to aquatic life. Chaired by trustee Sandi Simon, the evening began with reception and gave the […]

AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Spring Gala Kicks Off Its 30th Year and Raises $40K

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Recently the AIDS Foundation of Chicago kicked-off 30 years of service with its annual spring gala, Ignite: Light Our Fight. Ignite Our Future. The organization teamed up with Ignite Glass Studios and gave the nearly 270 attendees a first-hand look at how the seasoned Ignite artists create one-of-a-kind masterpieces out of molten glass.

Chicago Artists Coalition’s Starving Artist Event


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Chicago Artists Coalition’s Starving Artist benefit will take place on June 21, 2014 at the organization’s lofty West Loop gallery space in Chicago. The event pairs some of the city’s most inspiring visual artists with its most innovative culinary talent to create immersive environments with food and art. Now celebrating […]

4th Annual Ladybug Bash In Chicago To Benefit Atia’s Project Ladybug Fund


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Atia’s Project Ladybug Fund will be hosting their Fourth Annual Ladybug Bash. The event will take place at the Drake Hotel on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Come stop by for a fun-filled evening. The event will have dinner, dancing, cocktails, raffles, silent auctions, and several celebrity appearances.

Celebrities include: Dina […]

Chicago Shakespeare Theater GALA 2014 To Benefit Outreach Initiatives

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CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines with Spirit of Shakespeare Award Honorees former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Stephen Sondheim at GALA 2013. (Photo credit:

Chicago Shakespeare Theater will host GALA 2014 on Monday, June 16, 2014 at its home on Navy Pier in Chicago. Funds raised will benefit the Chicago Shakespeare […]

Recap: 7th Annual Food + Wine Tasting In Chicago To Benefit One Million Degrees


Kevin Hickey, Chef/Partner of Bottlefork (Photo credit: Colleen McNicholas)

One Million Degrees celebrated scholars, a year of major accomplishments, and plans for the future at the 7th Annual Food + Wine Tasting on May 30, 2014. The organization provides programming and support to empower low-income, highly motivated community college students—an often overlooked segment—to […]

The Goldfish Ball 2014 To Benefit Shedd Aquarium In Chicago

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On June 7, 2014, the John G. Shedd Aquarium will host The Goldfish Ball. The sold-out event will feature a cocktail hour where guests can also enjoy access to the aquarium’s galleries, followed by a seated dinner, and then dancing with musical entertainment from the Simon Vitale Orchestra.

The gala […]

Interfaith House Celebrates 20 Years Of Rebuilding Lives In Chicago

Event Invite for Interfaith House's 20th Anniversary Celebration (Photo Credit: Interfaith House)

Event Invite for Interfaith House’s 20th Anniversary Celebration (Photo Credit: Interfaith House)

On Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.,at the Montgomery Club, one of Chicago’s most beloved nonprofits will host their 20th Anniversary Celebration! Interfaith House is Chicago’s first and only organization providing a healing environment and resources to help ill […]

Voices Of Chicago In Concert Presented By Mesirow Financial


A fun event to support the dreams of talented young singers in Chicago? Don’t miss it! This Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 6 p.m., the Chicago Children’s Choir top-level ensemble, Voice of Chicago will perform in the James C. Tyree Auditorium in the Chicago headquarters of Mesirow Financial.

Mesirow Financial Presents! Voice of […]

Recap: 2nd Annual Chef’s Playground To Benefit The Academy For Global Citizenship In Chicago

Full lineup of chefs and mixologists at the Second Annual Chefs’ Playground (Photo Credit: Galdones Photography/Academy for Global Citizenship)

If there’s one thing I know about Chicago and charity, the best events have the most amazing chefs!

Chef’s Playground 2014 was held on May 15 in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago on a beautiful, perfect day. Chef’s Playground is the second annual event created by The Academy for Global […]

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