Spread the Word and Save Lives: Donate to Support Organizations Fighting the Fentanyl Crisis and Your Donations Will Be Matched

Fentanyl has been called the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered. It is, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. The staggering numbers show that in 2021 alone, 107,375 Americans died of drug overdose and poisoning, with 67% of those deaths involving synthetic opioids […]

The Power of Art to Prevent Gun Violence: Artist Bonnie Lautenberg Launches National Fundraising Effort with Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords

Ten years ago, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords founded Giffords, a gun-prevention organization. It was a month after the Sandy Hook tragedy, and two years to the day after Giffords was shot in the head in an attack that left six people dead and 13 injured at a Saturday morning constituent meet-and-greet outside a grocery store […]

The Best Chicago Charity Galas to Attend in 2023

Gala season is upon us, and there is no shortage of charity events to attend in Chicago this year. These parties with purpose allow you to support worthy causes while enjoying action-packed days and evenings filled with socializing, dinners, cocktails, performances, dancing and more. Read on for our list of the best Chicago-area galas in […]

Lynn Cole, Executive Director of RISE International, Works to Provide Access to Education in Angola — Making Her the 2022 Red Cross Global Citizenship Hero, Sponsored by United Airlines

Executive Director of RISE International, Lynn Cole, is the 2022 Red Cross Global Citizenship Hero Award recipient. During a 1998 trip to Angola with her husband, Andrew, the Coles witnessed the devastating effect of 27 years of civil war in the country and were moved to help. They learned that the after-effects of the civil […]