The Scene Around Town, Across Town is a recap/compilation of events that took place in Chicago in June worth noting.
Event: Cinema Chicago Honors Jane Fonda
Jim and Aimee Gray, Robin and Mark Tebbe (Gala Co-Chairs)
Date: Friday, June 2
Where: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Who’s Who: Tom Ricketts (Chicago Cubs), Meredith & Patrick Wood-Prince, Mark Tebbe (Tech), Matt Maloney (GrubHub), Fred Hoiberg (Chicago Bulls), Meredith & Bill Wolf, Cindy & Ben Chereskin (former Managing Director at Madison Dearborn Partners), Deena & Jeff Perry (Partner @ EY)
The scoop: The Woman’s Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s celebrated 68th Annual Summer Ball with this year’s vent themed The Wonder Ball. The signature event, co-chaired by Robin Loewenberg Tebbe and Aimee Gray was attended by more than 350 guests, raising $2 million in support of the charity.
Cindy and Ben Chereskin
Deena and Jeff Perry
Meredith and Patrick Wood-Prince
Matt and Holly Maloney
Katie and J.R. Berger
John and Lexie Knox and Scott and Heather Milligan
Fred and Carol Hoiberg
Event: Charles Tillman Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament
Zach Miller, Jared Allen, Jason McKie, Charles Tillman, Jerry Azumah, Anthony Adams and Adrian Peterson, Alex Brown
Date: Thursday, June 1
Where: Kings Bowl Rosemont
Who’s Who: Kyle Fuller, Zach Miller, Anthony Adams, Jared Allen, Jerry Azumah, Alex Brown, Roy McElroy, Jason McKie, Fields Auto Group, Adrian Peterson, Connolly Family
The scoop: Former Chicago Bear Charles Tillman hosted the fifth Charles Tillman Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament raising more than $47,000 for the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation. Guests enjoyed samplings of signature dishes from Kings’ made-from-scratch menu. The Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, which provides opportunities and resources to underprivileged children and their families. One of the foundation’s newest programs is the “Tiana Fund,” which assists economically at-risk individuals or families impacted by the costs of treatment for a chronically or critically ill child.
Chicago Bear Zach Miller and Jackie Tillman
Mayari Pritzker and Dave Moore
Erin Quinn, Amy Johnson, Jared Allen, Charles Tillman, Andrew Quinn, Lori Neilsen and Michael Neilsen
Event: 5th Annual Chefs’ Playground
Chefs Playground Participating Chefs and Bartenders with AGC Founder Sarah Elizabeth Ippel
Date: Friday June 9
Where: Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago
Who’s Who: Chefs Rick Bayless (Frontera), Bill Kim (Belly Q), Paul Kahan, Sarah Gruenberg, Jeff Mauro, CJ Jacobson, Rick Ortiz, Carlina Diaz, Meg Galus, Windy City Lives Ji Suk Yi.
The scoop: Chicagos top chefs including Rick Bayless, Bill Kim, Paul Kahan, Sarah Gruenberg, Jeff Mauro, CJ Jacobson, Rick Ortiz, Carlina Diaz all prepared dishes for this gastronomy driven event emceed by Windy City Lives Ji Suk Yi. The 5th Annual Chefs’ Playground fundraising event benefitted the Academy for Global Citizenship.
Jacquelin Barbosa, Juan Alonso Nino, Hazel Sandoval
Chef Rick Bayless
Margaux Harrold, Kelly Monahan Harrold, Tina Brown, Ruch Kumbhari
Terzo Piano Chef Carolina Diaz
Ken Gates, Anna Fong, Jessica Fong
Event: Voices For Illinois Children 30th Anniversary
Jerry Stermer, Merri Dee, Terry Mazany, Miriam Kelm, Bill Lowry and Tasha Green Cruzat
Date: June 8
Where: Savage Symth
Who’s Who: Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle, former Illinois Senator Carol Mosely-Braun and Jacki Robinson-Ivy, Vice President at The Northern Trust Company.
The scoop: With more than 220 guests in attendance, Voices For Illinois Children honored noted Chicago philanthropists, Merri Dee, former WGN-TV anchor, Terry Mazany, the President and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust and Miriam and the late George Kelm, Voices Board Member and Founding Member for their continued dedication and support of children-related causes. Voices For Illinois, the leading statewide, non-partisan children’s advocacy organization celebrated 30 years of successfully advocating for and supporting policies and programs that improve the quality of life for Illinois children.
Kim Foxx, Toni Preckwinkle, and Tasha Green Cruzat
Merri Dee, Carol Mosely Braun, Dr. Patricia Jones Blessman, Stephen Blessman
photo credits: Galdones Photography; Ben Macri; Emerson Granillo; Miss Motley Photography
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