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10 months
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More from Chairs for Charity 2013

September 18, 2013–More than 200 design lovers came out to support Designs for Dignity when Chicago Home + Garden hosted its fourth annual Chairs for Charity event at Cosentino Center Chicago. Guests perfected their poses at the photo station provided by Lincoln Motor Company.

10 months
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Chairs for Charity 2013

September 18, 2013–Chicagoland’s design lovers came out in support of Designs for Dignity at Chicago Home + Garden’s fourth annual Chairs for Charity event at Cosentino. The evening featured a silent auction of one-of-a-kind, reimagined vintage chairs from 13 of Chicago’s top designers. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres from Mercat a la Planxa, wine from 90+ Cellars, signature cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and beer from Peroni.

10 months
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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America

September 20, 2013–Chicago foodies took to Union Station for the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America “Journey Through the Great Lakes” benefit dinner to support the foundation as well as local charity partner Common Threads. Chefs included All-Star Richard Blais; Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia; Paul Virant of Vie; Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia; and Gale Gand of Tru, among others. Following dinner, “Night Bites” presented by Breadcrumb PRO, showcased the city’s rising star chefs, Crafthouse Cocktails, and music by Matt Roan.

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The 2013 Chicago Hunter Derby, Presented by Chicago Equestrians for a Cause

September 7-8, 2013–The 2013 Chicago Hunter Derby raised $200,000 for the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation.

Just an hour north of downtown Chicago in Antioch, Illinois, are the open fields and rolling meadows of Annali Farm. This picturesque destination was the setting of the 2013 Chicago Hunter Derby on September 7 and 8.

The event, now in its fifth year, featured the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by ABBA Vet Supply and the main event, the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Canadian Pacific.

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Luxury Home Preview

September 14, 2013–On September 14th, the Lincoln Motor Company and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage opened a fabulous downtown home listed by Chaz Walters for an evening of fun. Attendees were the first to preview this exceptional home before it went on the market and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live music as well as test driving the new Lincoln MKZ. Lincoln made a generous donation to the Coldwell Banker Foundation on behalf of each test drive.

11 months
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More from 2013 Best of Chicago

August 7, 2013–More than 700 guests gathered with Chicago magazine at Venue One to celebrate the “Best of Chicago” winners featured in the August issue. Guests mixed and mingled throughout the night and perfected their poses at the photo station provided by Four Winds Casino. Attendees also enjoyed refreshing signature cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres provided by select 2013 “Best of Chicago” winners.

11 months
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2013 Best of Chicago

August 7, 2013–Chicago magazine hosted an event at Venue One in the West Loop to honor the winners from the August issue’s “Best of Chicago” editorial feature. Attendees enjoyed beer courtesy of Stella Artois and signature cocktails from Ketel One, Don Julio, Bulleit Bourbon, Tanqueray, and Ciroc. Guests snapped their best shot at the photo booth provided by Lincoln Motor Company. Jennifer Tanaka, executive editor, congratulated the winners in attendance.

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Stella Summer Music Series 2013 at Flo & Santos

August 14, 2013–Chicagoans joined together for Chicago magazine’s third Stella Summer Music Series event at Flo & Santos, which featured a special acoustic performance by Gina Venier. Guests enjoyed complimentary Stella Artois and music.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala

May 17, 2013–More than 400 attendees joined The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the Fairmont Millennium Park for the culminating gala of LLS’s annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign. In the 10 weeks leading up to the gala, local leaders in the business and philanthropic communities competed to raise the most money for LLS. After an evening of dinner, auctions, inspirational messages from two young blood cancer survivors, and more, Ryan Van Pelt and Barbara Bernick were announced as the 2013 Illinois Man & Woman of the Year for their fundraising achievements. Together the 13 candidates raised more than $775,000 for cancer research and patient support services.