UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Award Winners: Keith Decker and Barbara Bowman

  On Friday, I had the honor of co-chairing (with my esteemed colleague Hilary Scott) this year’s Unicef Chicago Humanitarian Awards, at the Ritz-Carlton. Our two award winners, Barbara T. Bowman, a co-founder of the world-renown Erikson Institute, and Keith Decker, CEO and founder of La Casa Norte, in Chicago’s Humboldt Park, represent the sort […]

UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Awards: October 23, 2015

I have a friend named Wendy who seemingly spins gold out of straw. Well, not literally. But she is amazingly talented at divining opportunities to make something special, unique, and rare out of nothing. I’ve watched her for years, as she and a few dedicated friends have ideated, strategized, planned, engaged, started, raised significant money […]

Hosting a Panel of Scientists at the Weizmann Annual Gala in Chicago

The Chicago Weizmann Annual Gala is something to behold. Gorgeous. Well-organized. Smart. Magical. In fact, the word “magic” kept coming up in reference to the Weizmann Institute of Science, located in Rehovot, Israel. This year’s Weizmann Gala theme, “Limitless,” referred to the absence of boundaries placed on Weizmann Institute Scientists. I was honored to moderate […]