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Chicago Welcomed Coast-to-Coast Social Influencers to Create Awareness for #RedNoseDay with Walgreens

Chicago Welcomed Coast-to-Coast Social Influencers to Create Awareness for #RedNoseDay with Walgreens

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

My, What Big Nose You Have! It’s better to poke fun at you, my dear! Yea, that’s right – FUN is the magic word here! The #RedNose Day is coming to America after it first launched in Britain in 1988. This “National Day of Comedy” has caught on years of success in the UK raising money […]

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59th Gold Coast Fashion Award Show to Benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital

59th Gold Coast Fashion Award Show to Benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

FASHION AND PHILANTHROPY COLLIDE AT THE 59th GOLD COAST FASHION AWARD SHOW, FEATURING EMERGING DESIGNERS AND PRESTIGIOUS RETAILERS TO BENEFIT ANN & ROBERT H. LURIE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO Nearly 1,500 guests are expected to attend the 59th Annual Gold Coast Fashion Award Show, on September 19 at the Hilton Chicago. The event is the […]

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Operation Pink Sky with the Chicagoland Skydiving Center [video]

Operation Pink Sky with the Chicagoland Skydiving Center [video]

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

On June 7th the Chicagoland Skydiving Center located in Rochelle, IL once again hosted #OperationPinkSky this time partnering with Dancing with Chicago Celebrities and formed Skydiving with Chicago Celebrities to help raise money for breast cancer research and I’m excited to be part of this for Chicagonista. I even had fun a along the way […]

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Chicago Opera Theatre raising their voices to inspire the next generation of opera stars in Chicago

Chicago Opera Theatre raising their voices to inspire the next generation of opera stars in Chicago

| March 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

With Chicago’s growing crime rate there’s definitely a need to find more ways to divert our children’s attention to other things more positive. Not just for the moment, but a life experience that can impact each child and their families. The Chicago Opera Theatre raised their magical voices and  hands to inspire the next generation […]

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Local Charities are the big winners to Jewel-Osco’s Competition

Local Charities are the big winners to Jewel-Osco’s Competition

| July 10, 2011 | 5 Comments

Jewel-Osco held a free Family Day at the Stockman & Dakota Corral this past Saturday. There were cowboy-themed games, western-style prizes, and a Celebrity Grill-off Showdown to benefit local charities. I am honored to be one of the competitors and I chose to represent and win for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Without much experience […]

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The Fab Giver, Red Pump Rocker & National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Fab Giver, Red Pump Rocker & National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| March 9, 2011 | 2 Comments

How well do you you know our fellow Chicagonista and charitable queen Karyn Brianne Watkins? Each time Karyn surfaces on the social media scene, she is wearing a different hat. Each hat she wears is a giving hat, one that shares, cares and makes us all more aware. Sitting down with Karyn, we learn that […]

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Do you help others at work or influence them?

Do you help others at work or influence them?

| January 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

More importantly, how would someone categorize you? In a 2009 study, Rice University researchers found that people valued job candidates who were influential over candidates who were helpful. And the usage of those terms fell along a gender lines. Women were more often described with communal terms versus men who were described with agentic terms. […]

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Holiday Giving Can Be Fun

Holiday Giving Can Be Fun

| December 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

Feeling charitable during the holidays is easy in Chicagoland because it is part of who we are. The Salvation Army has been out for weeks jingling bells to remind us the reason for the season. In the 125 years that the Salvation Army has been servicing the Chicago-land, many have benefited. The needy and underprivileged […]

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Chicago Foundation for Women’s new President, Sujata

Chicago Foundation for Women’s new President, Sujata

| November 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

With all the talk about the Great Recession being the “Mancession”, the impact on women has been missing in mainstream media. Yet the statistics don’t lie. Women have been greatly impacted and the effects of pay inequality have been felt in families where women have become the bread winner due to men losing jobs. Thus […]

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Ramona & Beezus inspired goodness in all!

Ramona & Beezus inspired goodness in all!

| July 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

Chicagonista along with Nancy Loo hosted the special screening of Ramona & Beezus this past weekend in behalf of Tide Acti-Lift. The night before the event, Chicago had an incredible amount of rain throughout the night and news of flooded basements were heard on radios and tv news but yet over 200  viewers came to […]

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