The Auxiliary Council of
"When I was in school, participating in theater arts boosted my confidence, expanded my creativity and cultivated my desire to learn more about the world around me," said Auxiliary Council member Tanya Stanfield. "As arts education programs continue to be slashed across CPS and beyond, I want to make sure that these opportunities don't disappear altogether for this generation."
The Red or White Ball is a magnet for the city's young professional crowd, and on this night the room was filled with guests sampling food from some of the top restaurants in town and bidding on an extensive silent auction. Chef/partners of the event included Rick Gresh (David Burke's Primehouse), Mark Payne and Eric Estrella (
Attendees included Blake McKay, a teaching artist for the program; honorary chair Kate Arrington, a Steppenwolf ensemble member; Michael Shannon, actor (
The event raised more than $80,000 for Steppenwolf for Young Adults whose 2013 season includes a partnership with the
Freelance writer Candace Jordan is involved with many local organizations, including some whose events she covers
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