Posted by StreetWise in Press Releases
For Immediate Release: September 4, 2013
Contact: Emily Drake, 906.284.0268, email@example.com
CHICAGO NONPROFIT STREETWISE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS WITH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Event to Feature Live Auction, Live Music and Special Honorees
Chicago — StreetWise will host its 20th Anniversary Fundraising Gala at Soldier Field on September 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. As a workforce development agency, StreetWise is passionate about making a difference and is committed to helping Chicagoans at risk prevent the crisis of homelessness. The two workforce programs the gala aids in funding, StreetWise magazine and the Produce Vendor Job Readiness Program, have helped empower more than 10,000 Chicago-area men and women since 1992.
Executive Director Jim LoBianco says, “StreetWise has grown from an organization founded by passion into a strong, focused organization. Our annual gala not only represents a significant portion of our funding each year, but provides an opportunity to showcase the tremendous strength of our participants.”
The gala will feature live music from Paris Swing, a welcome reception, a live auction with P!nk and Beyoncé tickets, a tour of the Shawnee Wine Trail, and a dinner including Ed Swiderski who co-starred on ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” where he was selected as the final contestant, going on to compete on ABC’s “The Bachelor Pad.” The evening also features an awards ceremony, honoring service leaders in the Chicago area. Honorees for the evening include:
Philanthropist of the Year — Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation
Civic Leadership Award — Glen Tullman
Judd R. Horowitz Service Award — Barnes & Thornburg LLP
“There is no greater privilege than the opportunity to give back,” said Glen Tullman, Managing Partner of 7wire Ventures. “StreetWise enables its participants to develop the skills necessary to help themselves. I accept this recognition simply as a way to bring attention to the very strong and effective programs that StreetWise offers.”
Tickets to this event are $150 for an individual and $1,500 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets and RSVP to the gala, head to StreetWise.org/2013-Gala. For more information on StreetWise please visit StreetWise.org.