Monday, November 22, 2010

Femme Philanthropistas

On Thursday, December 2, Maven along with Today's Chicago Woman and The Apareció Foundation will host "Angels: Female Philanthropists", the latest installment of the ever-popular "Diva Series" at JBar, 610 N. Rush, 6-9PM. This special evening will spotlight some of Chicago's philanthropic "wonder women" who, by raising money and awareness, help others to survive and succeed. Modern day Picassos, these women have turned "giving back" into a veritable art form.

Angels include:
¤Bunmi Akinnusotu - Blogger, Urban Philanthopic Rock Stars and Corporate Development Officer, United Way Metropolitan Chicago
¤Bianca Alexander - Co-CEO, Conscious Planet Media and Emmy Award-winning advocate and correspondent
¤Laura Beres - President, The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and President, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
¤Karyn Brianne - Creator, and Co-Founder of The Red Pump Project
¤Rynell Cook - Connections Manager, Imerman Angels
¤Lisa Cristia - Connections Specialist, Imerman Angels
¤Carolynn D'Antino - Philanthropist/Civic Leader
¤Jessica George – Executive Director and Founder, The Apareció Foundation
¤Contessa Gibson - Member, YWCA Future Leaders Council
¤Jill Glaser - Owner, Makeup First School and Make-Up Artist, Flashes of Hope
¤Carrie Grippe Gowans – Chicago Chapter Director, Flashes of Hope
¤Robin Harriett-Remele – Volunteer, AmeriFace
¤Jeannette Kravitz - Executive Director,'s
¤Kate Levin - Director of Events, Imerman Angels
¤Jenaeth Markaj – Development Associate, One Hope United
¤Kat Nichols - Director of Imerman Active, Imerman Angels
¤Kelly O’Brien - Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Marketing, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
¤Megan Richards Martin - Social Stimulus Club
¤Estrella Rosenberg – Executive Director and Founder, Big Love Little Hearts and 501 Mission Place
¤Kati Scronce - Assistant Director of Events, Imerman Angels
¤Melinda Simon
¤Nadia Wetzel - Social Stimulus Club

Guests will have the unique opportunity to meet and mingle with the philanthropistas, learn more about the organizations or causes they support, and enjoy special discounts on cocktails and cuisine.

DON'T MISS: On December 9, kick off the holiday party season with Maven's Holiday Mixer at the Red Canary, 695 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 6-9PM. This festive soiree features nips and nibbles and the opportunity to make merry with the city's top influencers and your favorite Divas and Divos from past to present.

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