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15th ANNUAL ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF CHICAGO FACES OF HOPE BENEFIT RAISES FUNDS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED CHICAGO The Board of Directors of Association House of Chicago along with Honorary Benefit Chair, Cynthia Ullrich, Senior Vice President, Harris Bank recently hosted the 15th annual benefit Faces of Hope Benefit at the RitzCarlton Chicago on Friday, May 1 to raise funds for Association House’s programs. Faces of Hope brought together local business and community leaders to support Association House’s programs that enroll more than 20,000 individuals and families in the Greater West Town and Humboldt Park communities of Chicago including Avondale, Hermosa, Logan Square, and beyond. The evening’s program was hosted by Charity Auctioneer Jim Miller and included a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, raffle prizes and a live auction. Top auction items included a customized dinner for 6 prepared by 2008 Top Chef winner Stephanie Izzard, an exclusive one week stay at a Pensacola Florida beach house with accommodations for up to 14 people and the return of the popular Instant Wine Cellar a collection of sixty assorted wines! A highlight of the evening was NBC5’s reporter Natalie Martinez. Natalie is an active advocate and recognized in the Latino community. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and active in several charitable foundations. ASSOCIATION HOUSE Founded in 1899, Association House of Chicago, 1116 N. Kedzie Ave., is one of the oldest and largest of the original settlement houses in Chicago and plays a major role in promoting the growth, development and wellbeing of individuals, families and neighborhoods of the predominately Latino and African American residences of Chicago’s West Town, Humboldt Park, Avondale, Logan Square and Hermosa communities. Throughout its nearly 110year history, the agency has served thousands of children, teens, adults and seniors through education, training and social services. Association House is celebrating 110 years of continuous service to nearly 20,000 individuals and families through a comprehensive array of programs including an alternative high school; after school programs for children and teens; basic and advanced computer training; adult GED, citizenship and literacy classes; substance abuse prevention and counseling programs; and foster care and adoption services. For information on Association House’s services and programs call (773) 7727170.
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