Part 4; MIB Supported Fundraisers for Fashionistas

If you love your fashion and want to support the best causes in the area, take a look at these Make It Better supported organizations.

FOR FASHIONISTAS:Joffrey Ballet

1. Joffrey Ballet Swan Lake Luncheon (10/1/14)

The Joffrey’s Swan Lake Luncheon is not to be missed. It’s right around the corner so put in on the calendar soon.
2. Women’s Board of Rush University Medical Center Annual Fashion Show (10/2/14)

This will be the 88th Annual Fashion Show for the Women’s Board of Rush University Medical Center, Imagine held at the brand new Morgan Manufactoring event space located at 401 N. Morgan St. in Chicago. Proceeds from this year’s event will support state-of-the-art intraoperative imaging technology for Rush’s nationally recognized neurosurgeons, led by Drs. Lorenzo Munoz and Richard Byrne.

3. Northwestern University Settlement Houses Style Under the Stars (Spring/Fall 2015)

Northwestern University Settlement HouseThis November of 2014 will bring the NUSH Style Under the Stars so mark your calendars for the Winnetka Board’s annual evening of fashion for your and your home!  All proceeds benefit Northwestern Settlement’s programs. The event will be held at Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette.

4. Autohaus on Edens LAUNCH Fashion Show (3/2015)

Mercedes Benz and Fashion come together for a fashion show to be remembered. Watch the video from this years event and join for next years.

5. Costume Council of Chicago History Museums Costume Ball (11/14/14)

Chicago History Museum Costume BallThe Chicago History Museum celebrates the latest exhibit with this bash.

Please help us in congratulating these fantastic events. Show your support by participating and attending the next event.

 Be sure to also see the other posts in this series;

Yes, most definitely. Giving is the secret to getting ahead, along with passion and the ability to collaborate

Yes, most definitely. Giving is the secret to getting ahead – along with collaboration and passion.

Earlier this year, a New York Times Sunday magazine cover story posed the question “Is Giving The Secret To Getting Ahead?” The article – written by Susan Dominus – is based on an interview with Wharton Business School professor and best selling author Adam Grant.

Photo courtesy of NY Times

The article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/magazine/is-giving-the-secret-to-getting-ahead.html?_r=1&

Our answer is a resounding “YES!“- particularly when that giving accompanies passion for the work you are doing and the ability to collaborate with others.

Tony Perry of A. Perry Designs who graciously served as host of the party last night for the Philanthropy Awards winners, judges, fans and Make It Better staff, is a perfect example.

Anthony Perry, President, A Perry Designs
http://www.aperryhomes.com/about-us/meet-the-team/9-uncategorised/183-tony-perry

Tony’s passion for design and working with people to help them build their dream homes launched his business. Adopting the Northwestern University Settlement House (NUSH) as a philanthropic partner to embed giving back into his marketing campaign to launch their Winnetka Showroom Opening fueled remarkable growth – for A Perry and NUSH, too.

We think of the A Perry Design/NUSH/Make It Better Media relationship as an ideal example of the kind of Virtuous Circle our business likes to utilize. http://makeitbetter.net/make-a-difference/make-a-difference/5488-wanted-more-virtuous-circles

Therefore, we were particularly delighted that our Philanthropy Awards judges selected NUSH as the winner of the Most Improved Fundraising Philanthropy Award and NUSH credits A Perry’s support for their recent fundraising success.

Representatives of the NUSH preschool, Rowe Elementary School, beneficiary families, board, staff, Tony (back row 4th from the left, peeking over the blong woman in front of him) and Make It Better staff at NUSH yesterday, following the Award presentation.

Good business as well as good philanthropy flows when a leader like Tony prioritizes helping as many as possible – growing a network of good – as part of their core mission.

Thank you Tony.

Northwestern Settlement House Fashion Show and the Real Beauty Queen

Robin Doerge

My friends, the beautiful Robin Doerges and Sara Pfaff, modeled in the Northwestern University Settlement House fashion show tonight:

Sara Pfaff

I shared the runway with Miss Heartland, April Strong, and another Miss America pageant winner, wearing uber comfortable clothes from Kaehlers.

Miss Heartland, April Strong, myself, and another Miss America pageant winner

But the queen of my heart this evening was Emma Noyes, celebrating her 17th birthday.

My daughter, Emma Noyes, on her birthday

And it’s typical of me that I double booked myself to model and share a birthday dinner tonight. Nor just any birthday dinner either – the very last one for a “child” in our family, because next year she will be an official “adult.”

Tonight Robin asked me, “How do you do it all?”
The answer should be obvious – “A little schizophrenically, but hopefully without driving too many people crazy with my double-booked lifestyle.”