Events

Rock & Blues Benefit

Ania Jablonowski of First Generation American spearheaded an awesome Trust fundraising event at the Vertigo Sky Lounge. As Ania told me, the event came together when Dr. Nadim Akhter got in touch with her about organizing a charity concert for the Trust. The multitalented doctor (of the Quon Global Health Initiative, which helped organize the event) was joined by his colleague Dr. Dan Ivankovich on Thursday for several impressive rock & blues sets. The amazing sponsors made it all possible. And, like with so many of the prior Trust...

Arts & Humanity Event

Kasia Jarosz (of Photo Affair Studio) and Anna Jablonowski (of First Generation American and Connect.Inspire.Grow) organized an amazing gallery fundraiser for the Trust. Generous, dedicated sponsors made it happen and impressive, inspiring artists made it a success. Artists included Cristy Corso, Greg Giesking, Vesna Jovanovic, Agnieszka Kubiak, and Kacper Skowron. The event was live-streamed by ArTV Chicago and I made a Skype appearance. There are some beautiful photos. Not only did the event bring significant funds to the Trust, I also received a huge painting of Greg Giesking’s, delivered to NY gratis by DOMA Shipping. What a night!...

Handzel Open 2012

In 1999, the first Handzel Open was a relatively small affair in a public park. Thirteen years later, it is one of the biggest Chicagoland tennis tournaments, with nearly 200 players competing in nine different categories over two weekends. The Open, established by Greg Handzel, of Handzel & Associates, brings together an impressive crew of amateur and professional players – all enthusiastic about the sport and its camaraderie. Since its inception, the organizers of the Open have been...

Valentine’s Day Banquet

In February 2012, friends organized a Valentine’s Day Banquet at Allegra Banquet Hall in Schiller Park. Live performances, a raffle, and a silent auction made the event a great success! PICTURES HERE...

Sunday for Alex

The first Trust fundraiser was at the Polish Museum of America in January 2012. It was an afternoon of art, live music, food and drink. A raffle and fine art auction benefited the Trust. An amazing army of volunteers made it all possible! PICTURES HERE...
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