Philanthropy Club of…
Philanthropy Club of Chicago: Changing Images and Perceptions of Human Services in Chicago
June 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N Michigan Ave
Changing Images and Perceptions of Human Services in Chicago:
Through the Eyes of Grantees and Grantors
From early childhood care to job training and workforce development, to support for older adults and people with physical and mental disabilities, human services provide the essential elements to build and maintain our physical, emotional, and economic well-being at every phase of life.
Yet the sector suffers from continued misperception of its work, clients and the value they deliver to society. The work of talented human service professionals, who design and implement the sturdy foundation for well-being, is also largely misunderstood by the public who view the role of the sector as charity-based or as only providing basic human needs, such as food and shelter.
Does the Chicago philanthropic community have a responsibility for changing public and funder perceptions about human service providers and recipients? Do human service professionals need to “justify” the efficacy of funds invested in nonprofits working to address the systemic influences that have led to the needs for human services in Chicago and suburbs? How do we work together to help resolve crisis and systemic issues in our communities and beyond?
Come join us for this important conversation, as we look squarely at these issues and envision a different reality. Meet us at the Philanthropy Club of Chicago on TUESDAY, JUNE 5, from NOON to 1:30 pm at the Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N Michigan Ave (immediately west of the Water Tower), Chicago. Doors will open at 11 am. Directions and Parking information can be found here.
Our presenters will be:
· Harry Alston Jr., Ph.D., Vice President, Strategic Planning and Development, Safer Foundation. He provides leadership and strategic direction for Safer to offer workforce development and personal empowerment solutions addressing the challenges of mass incarceration. During his over 25 year career, Dr. Alston has established a track record for creating and implementing innovative programs and initiatives that increase business capacity, develop organizational infrastructures, and strengthen human resource capability.
· Molly Cook, Central Region Community Engagement Leader, Ernst & Young. She works closely with regional and local office leadership to advance the firm’s corporate responsibility strategy focused on education, entrepreneurs, and equity in the workforce through board placements, financial support and volunteer engagement.
· Judith Gethner, Executive Director, Illinois Partners for Human Services. Since 2009, she has built Partners from a start-up to over 800+ human services provider partners located in every legislative district across Illinois. As a leading voice within the sector, Ms. Gethner has led a successful campaign to educate service providers on the budget impasse and other fiscal issues; has informed the political discourse on human services through collaborative advocacy efforts with community organizations, state agencies, elected officials, and the private sector; and has been appointed to lend her expertise to numerous government councils and agencies.
· Marie Trzupek Lynch, founding President and CEO, Skills for Chicagoland's Future. Skills, a nonprofit, creates demand-driven solutions for employers to get unemployed and underemployed Chicagoland residents back to work. Currently, Ms. Lynch is aggressively working with her leadership team on the national replication of Skills including the successful launch of Skills for Rhode Island’s Future in the fall of 2016.
Thanks to Jacki Davidoff, Principal and Senior Consultant, Davidoff Mission-Driven Business Strategy and Kimberly Vann, Director of Development, Safer Foundation, for organizing and moderating this session.
“The Philanthropy Club of Chicago’s mission is to build a bridge between society’s haves and have-nots. Philanthropy is compassionate kindness with a sense of justice—love with a must. Its moral obligation is to sustain high quality education, art, medical assistance, social services, and so much more for all in society, especially for the truly helpless and the needy.” – Gus Wilhelmy (www.wilhelmyfundraising.com, Philanthropy Club founder and Safer Foundation co-founder)
IMPORTANT NOTE 1: Our room can safely accommodate 80 people; those in excess of that number may be turned away. Seating is first-come, first-served, so consider arriving early.
As always, the Philanthropy Club is free, open to all, meets monthly (usually the first Tuesday) and begins and ends on time. And, did I mention free coffee and edible treats? Such a deal! No need to RSVP; JUST SHOW UP!
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GACC: Celebrating Ch…
GACC: Celebrating Chicago's Sister City—Hamburg
June 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Union League Club Wigwam Restaurant 65 W. Jackson Blvd Chicago
With a German delegation, headed by Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor and President of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, coming to Chicago, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in cooperation with GACC Midwest would like to invite you to an exclusive Networking Reception in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
DETAILS & REGISTRATION: http://www.gaccmidwest.org/en/events/upcoming-events/2018-hamburg-reception/
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is one of the most dynamic economic regions in Northern Europe and can look back on a relationship thriving for more than 20 years with its sister city Chicago and the US. Hamburg is not only an international hub for several industries such as aviation, renewable energies or logistics and but also a renowned center of the arts, with outstanding cultural institutions and a thriving cultural scene.
Attend this Networking Reception and learn about the long lasting sister city relationship between Hamburg and Chicago.
We invite you to be a part of the opportunity to connect with high-ranking members of the delegation as well as the German-American business community in Chicago.
Registration, Welcome drinks, Hors d'oeuvres
Words of Welcome:
Consul General Herbert Quelle, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor and President of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Drinks and dinner buffet, networking
End of the Event
The event will be moderated by Mark Tomkins, President & CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc.
Date, Venue & Registration
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
The event is free to attend and dinner is included. As space is limited, we kindly ask you to register in advance.
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FACC: Small Business…
FACC: Small Business & Entrepreneurs Workshop
June 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
FACC-Chicago | Michigan Plaza 205 North Michigan Avenue 37th Floor Chicago
Small Business & Entrepreneurs Workshop
The mission of the FACC’s Small Business Series (SBS) is to create a supportive, multi-cultural community of small business owners, entrepreneurs, and expat executives with small U.S.-based teams through interactive and collaborative meetings and workshops.
SBS events will be designed for participants to openly discuss challenges, questions, strategies, and to exchange critical knowledge, experiences and cultural perspectives in a non-judgmental environment.
The sessions will focus on pre-selected topics and will be moderated by a member of the SBS Committee. In certain cases, an expert speaker will be invited to provide additional training and information.
Come share your experience and learn from your peers!
DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eexp3hhhf9673739&oseq=&c=&ch=
- General Managers of French subsidiaries or executive employees
- Manufacturing Reps., Agents, distributors of French products
- Business owners sourcing products in France
(Note to Service providers - This workshop format will not allow for networking. Please contact us if you think your expertise could be valuable to our audience on any of the four topics as we will introduce specialists as needed)
- Christophe Ridet, CEO Wear Moi. Entrepreneur
- Robin Thomas, Founder/Designer Robin Thomas Design & Gallery | US Agent Maison Lévy Paris
- Laurent Chevreau, Account Executive-Lead at Alliant Insurance Services
- Milena Faivet, Agent North America
- Bo Golovan, MBA is a Certified Coach and works with Executives and Business Owners.
2018 Program | > REGISTER for the whole workshop series
Workshop #3 | Wednesday, June 6th
Developing a financial plan, from financing your first step to financing your growth.
· Access to financing
· Import duties
· Cost of Good Sold
· Pricing strategy & “suggested retail price”
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Wright Foundation: P…
Wright Foundation: Power of Authenticity
June 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wright Foundation 445 E. Ohio, Suite 340 Chicago
Power is not something you have, it is something you are. Learn how to unleash the power of authenticity in this dynamic talk.
DETAILS & REGISTRATION: http://seievent.com/
- Discover how being more real gets you better results in your career and your life
- Create strong personal and professional relationships by boosting your emotional intelligence
- Learn how to be real at work and win
- Network with other Chicago professionals
Many people equate power to status, wealth, possessions or physical attributes. True power comes from being more and more yourself in every moment, learning to develop and share your unique gifts and strengths to improve relationships, increase your influence and get more satisfaction out of life.
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PWCC: Breakfast Happ…
PWCC: Breakfast Happy Hour
June 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Chicago Cut Steakhouse, 300 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
It's a well-known fact that the best way to start out the day is with a good breakfast. One way to make it better? Networking over breakfast at Chicago Cut Steakhouse! Join us on June 7th for our March Happy Hour at Breakfast.
DETAILS & REGISTRATION: http://www.pwcc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1056381&group=
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Mid-America Club: Ex…
Mid-America Club: Executive Women's Committee Meeting
June 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mid-America Club 200 East Randolph Drive 80th Floor Chicago
Connect with Chicago's Prominent Women Professionals
MAC's Women's Committee meets the first Thursday of every month over lunch. If you would like to learn more about getting involved in the Women's Committee or attend the meeting, please contact the committee's Club liaison Melissa Czyz at Melissa.Czyz@clubcorp.com.
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June 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604, USA
Join PWCC for our last luncheon of the membership year as we welcome Sophie Evanoff, President of VanillePastisserie.
DETAILS & REGISTRATION: http://www.pwcc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1108932&group=
As president of Vanille Patisserie, Sophie Evanoff is responsible for business planning, new product development, sales and marketing. Since acquiring Vanille in 2011, she has expanded the pastry kitchen, increased staff and doubled Vanille Patisserie from two to four Chicago locations: Lincoln Park, Chicago French Market, Lakeview and recently opened in Hyde Park at Harper Court.
A recognized innovator, Sophie has proven she can make change happen. She is an active speaker, recently participating as a panelist at a Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce “Sharing Success: Women in Business” networking breakfast, Wintrust “Women’s History Month” and most recently at the “League of Superwomen” networking and panel series event. With a focus on growth, quality and customer satisfaction, Sophie was awarded the 2016 Chicagoland Chamber of Business James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award earning the distinction as their first female awardee. She is also an Alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business, which has helped her expand her business and brand across multiple Chicago locations.
In 2015, Vanille was awarded, #1 Retailer of Lincoln Park, Chicago. Vanille has also been recognized as one of the best bakeries in America by Time Out Magazine offering artisanal desserts and pastries, including delicious mousse cakes, luscious tarts, handmade chocolates and candies, freshly baked croissants, custom celebration cakes and the popular French Macarons, which are available for nationwide shipping. Vanille also offers breakfast and lunch catering to downtown Chicago businesses.
Sophie holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Chicago’s internationally renowned French Pastry School. Sophie has an awe-inspiring passion for supporting all ethnic communities. She is also actively involved with several non-profit organizations and has served as a board member and volunteered services to raise funds for needy children and is currently working with Special Olympics Chicago to create jobs for all abilities and donate proceeds from key sales including National Macaron Day.
Come join us as Sophie discusses how giving back has helped her move forward in her personal and professional life.
At this luncheon we also welcome the incoming 2018-2019 Board of Directors, thank thank the outgoing 2017-2018 Board and honor members who are celebrating their 3- 5- 10 and 15-year anniversaries with PWCC!
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Fresh Fruit Cup
Petite Muffins and Flatbread Crackers
Roast Breast of Chicken (GF/DF) Quinoa, Edamame, Tomato, Roasted Cauliflower and Mandarin Orange Salad Brussels Sprout, Kale and Cabbage Salad White Balsamic Dressing
Vegetarian Option Quinoa, Edamame, Tomato, Roasted Cauliflower and Mandarin Orange Salad (GF/DF) Brussels Sprout, Kale and Cabbage Salad White Balsamic Dressing
This lunch menu does not contain pork or shellfish and is Gluten Free.
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FACC: Monthly Lunche…
FACC: Monthly Luncheon
June 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bistronomic, 840 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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