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A Summer Soiree With Gwyneth Paltrow Kickoff at Blake Chicago

A Summer Soiree With Gwyneth Paltrow Kickoff at Blake Chicago

Where will you be Saturday June 15, 2013?! At the Ritz-Carlton Hotel for the annual Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago benefit of course. Last night(May 23) Co-chairs, Eda Davidman and Melissa Sage Fadim, of the upcoming benefit A Summer Soirée with Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a kick off reception at the über chic boutique Blake. With guests in attendance such as SAIC President Dr. Walter Massey, Siskel Film Center Executive Director Jean de St. Aubin, Siskel Film center advisory board members, Ellen Sandor(chair), Averill Leviton, David Hundley (Hundley Law Group), David Martin(BMO Harris Bank*), Marsha Goldstein, Roopa Weber (Ariel Investments) and SAIC longstanding supporters such as Rich Varnes (RL Restaurant), Jamey Fadim, Gail Missner, Maxine Kroll, Barry Missner and many more.

 

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Eda Davidman, DR Walter Massey, Melissa Sage Fadim

The June 15 benefit will honor Academy Award®-winner Gwyneth Paltrow with its prestigious Renaissance Award. Amanda Cadanet, creator and host of Lifetime’s  “The Conversation” will serve as host of the evening and conduct an intimate conversation discussing the award winning actress’ career and artistic process. SAIC President Dr. Walter Massey will present Ms. Paltrow with the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award.

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Blake owners Marilyn Blaszka and Dominic Marcheschi

The reception held at Blake featured  bites like the hamachi tartare and sips from Blackbird.

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David Martin, Jamey Fadim, Tatyana Demchenko, Rafael Sierra

Sponsors of the upcoming benefit includes Maclean-Fogg, BMO Harris Bank, The Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation, Allstate, Redbox and several others.

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Ellen Sandor, Roopa Weber

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JoAnn and David Winston

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Jean de St. Aubin, Melissa Sage Fadim, Dominic Marcheschi

Katie Ayaub, Melissa Sage Fadmin, Tanner Thurman_Siskel Summer Soiree Kickoff_Blake Chicago
Katie Ayaub, Melissa Sage Fadmin, Tanner Thurman

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Marsha Goldstein, Tayler Goldstein

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Melissa Sage Fadim, Averill Leviton

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Rich Varnes, David HUndley, Dr. Walter Massey

For more information and ticket details CLICK HERE. Don your best cocktail dress, tuxedo, suit or ball gown and join the fantastic co-chairs to honor a great actress and raise funds for an important organization within the city.

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