Friday, November 20, 2009
“Helping others is always a good way to celebrate the holidays, bringing cheer and making you feel good,” says Dr. Sandy Goldberg, founder of A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF). The organization’s Auxiliary Board sponsors its second annual “Naughty or Nice” party from 8:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at Zella, (1983 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago; 773-549-2910).
The event raises money to fund no cost mammograms for uninsured and underinsured individuals, and raises awareness of the need for early detection of breast cancer.
“A Silver Lining Foundation’s Auxiliary Board happily hosts our second annual holiday party to provide a potentially life-saving mammograms and related outreach and resource services for uninsured and underinsured individuals,” says Dr. Goldberg. “By celebrating the holidays and enjoying time with friends at Zella, we have the opportunity to make a huge difference in someone’s life. In this season of giving, what better gift is there?”
Tickets are $25, and can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.asilverliningfoundation.org/tickets.
Admission includes all-you-can-drink cocktails, wine (house brands) and domestic beers.
There will also be raffle with a variety of prizes, including sports tickets, and restaurant and spa deals.
For more information on ASLF, visit www.asilverliningfoundation.org.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Dr. Sandy Goldberg, founder of A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF), has been named a 2009 Purpose Prize fellow, an honor for social entrepreneurs over 60 who are using their experience and passion to take on society’s biggest challenges. Now in its fourth year, the six-year, $17 million program is the nation’s only large-scale investment in social innovators in the second half of life.
Dr. Sandy Goldberg, the founder of the Chicago-based A Silver Lining Foundation, was named a Fellow for providing cancer resource information, treatment options, quality of life services and no-cost mammograms to uninsured and underinsured individuals.
The fellows underscore a trend in entrepreneurialism later in life. According to studies by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the 55-64 age group is the most active in creating new ventures. Counter to stereotype, people ages 20-34, the study found, are the least entrepreneurial.
“More than ever, the problems facing our communities, country and world call out for creative solutions,” said Marc Freedman, co-founder of The Purpose Prize and author of Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life. “Fortunately, we don’t run out of ideas as we age.
“Like so many others in this new stage of life between the end of midlife careers and the beginning of true old age, The Purpose Prize fellows combine creativity, experience and passion with a desire to do something bigger than themselves,” Freeman continued.
“Now, more than ever before, is the time to address the needs of our fellow community members and provide cancer related resource information and related services they would not have access to otherwise. We strive to give everyone a silver lining in life,” said Goldberg. “It is an honor to be recognized for the efforts of A Silver Lining Foundation by the Purpose Prize.”
The Purpose Prize supports Fellows by helping develop their capacity, linking them with funders and venture philanthropists and connecting them to other social innovators over 60. It is part of the Encore Careers campaign run by Civic Ventures, a national think tank on boomers, work and social purpose. Funding for The Purpose Prize comes from The Atlantic Philanthropies and the John Templeton Foundation.
The Purpose Prize is a program of the Encore Careers campaign, which aims to engage millions of boomers in encore careers combining social impact, personal meaning and continued income in the second half of life.
For more information, visit http://www.encore.org/. For more information on ASLF, visit http://www.asilverliningfoundation.org/.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
To donate or for more information, call ASLF at (312) 345-1322 or visit http://www.asilverliningfoundation.org/.
The night features a salsa lesson, raffle prizes and an opportunity to dance with Chicago's top instructors. Advance tickets are available for $35, which includes a buffet from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., and one complimentary drink. Tickets are $50 at the door. The best part? Proceeds from the event will benefit A Silver Lining Foundation.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
During the gala, Jewel-Osco president Keith Nielsen was presented with the Evy Award, in recognition of Jewel-Osco’s contributions to ASLF and for perpetuating the legacy of Goldberg's late mother Evelyn “Evy” Goldberg. The Evy Award is given each year to an individual who lives by Evelyn Goldberg’s philosophy that, “We are all family and we have to help each other through the tough times.”
Nielsen then presented Goldberg with a $25,000 check on behalf of Jewel-Osco to support the programs of ASLF. Jewel-Osco has supported ASLF in the past by holding events to pre-qualify women in Jewel-Osco stores for no-cost screening mammograms and through generous contributions to ASLF’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram™ program, which funds the mammograms.
“In his unwavering support of A Silver Lining, Keith has honored the philosophy that my mother lived by, and we are thrilled to work with him and Jewel-Osco,” Goldberg said after the check presentation. “Jewel-Osco’s continued support is appreciated not only by us at A Silver Lining, but by the thousands of patients we have helped in the past and will help in the future.”
Underwritten by Robert and Barbara Sherman for the fourth consecutive year, 100 percent of funds raised at the gala, including proceeds from the live auction and silent auction and check from Jewel-Osco, will support ASLF’s three programs.
The event drew 300 guests, who enjoyed passed appetizers and cocktails, a live auction and silent auction, vocal stylings of famed cabaret singer Nan Mason, the beats of Rhythym City and the hosting duo of KISS-FM’s Ty Bentli and NBC-5’s Ginger Zee.
The energetic live auction was one of the best live auctions in recent Chicago history, led by noted professional auctioneer David Goodman and raising more than $60,000. Coveted packages included once in a lifetime opportunities, like a five-night trip to Hawaii with airfare included; a trip for two to New York’s Spring 2010 Fashion Week; a chauffeur-driven outing to a taping of the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” followed by a private shopping trip at Bloomingdale’s; and a New Year’s trip to a private Tuscan farmhouse in Cortona, Italy.
For more information on A Silver Lining Foundation, please visit http://www.asilverliningfoundation.org/ or call (312) 345-1322.
Monday, September 14, 2009
A Sterling Event will also honor Jewel-Osco President Keith Nielsen who will receive the Evy Award, given to an individual who perpetuates the legacy of Goldberg’s mother, Evelyn “Evy” Goldberg.
At the black tie event, attendees will experience the sounds of famed cabaret singer Nan Mason, an eye-popping live auction and unique silent auction. In addition to the auctions, the evening will feature dinner and dancing to the music of Rhythm City. Tickets are available for purchase at www.asilverliningfoundation.org for $300 per person, or $3,000 per table.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sip drinks on Casey Moran’s private patio and mingle with KISS-FM’s Ty Bentli, who will be at Casey Moran’s for the Pink Party. Men are also invited to don fuschia hues for the Pink Party, with special prizes given to pink-attired male partygoers.
For more information on A Silver Lining Foundation, visit http://www.asilverliningfoundation.org/.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Enjoy the thrilling basketball, family fun, and inspiring female athletes. Tickets start at just $15 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to ASLF. Children under the age of 2 enter for free.
To order tickets, or for more information about the event, visit www.chicagosky.net and enter the promo code ASLF; call Stanley Coleman at (312) 994-5999; or e-mail at email@example.com.
In order to participate in this event and assure proceeds go to ASLF, a form must be filled out and faxed to (312) 828-9979. To download the form, click here: tinyurl.com/q9xjhm
To learn more about A Silver Lining Foundation, visit www.asilverliningfoundation.org.
Photo Credit: Getty Images
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Prizes for the raffle include an ASLF t-shirt and a gift card to Stock & Blondes, Chicago White Sox tickets or Chicago Cubs tickets. Drink specials will be available all day and feature the signature Pink Booby shot for $4.
Proceeds benefit A Silver Lining Foundation and its Buy a Mom a Mammogram program, which funds no cost breast cancer screening mammograms to uninsured and underinsured individuals. For more information, visit www.asilverliningfoundation.org.
photo credit: Getty Images
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Individual tickets are $40, or reserve a table for 10 for $400. Order tickets and seats at www.womenwotw.org.
The mission of Women of the World is to provide local and global opportunities to professional women through collaboration, education and networking. Through sharing collective thought leadership, resources and passion, Women of the World allows women to acquire the skills to forge strategic relationships across the world.
A portion of proceeds will help A Silver Lining Foundation fund the Buy a Mom a Mammogram program, which provides no-cost mammograms to uninsured and underinsured patients. For more information, please visit www.asilverliningfoundation.org.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Recently, Dr. Sandy Goldberg was featured on "50 in 52 Journey," in which host Dafna Michaelson chronicles her journey of visiting unique people across the country. 50 in 52 Journey is a non-profit company with a mission to find people moving American forward, and celebrating the ways ordinary people do extraordinary things every day.
Check out the video above, or press here to watch Dr. Sandy describe her own journey, and the ways she and A Silver Lining Foundation continue to make a difference in the lives of many.
For more information on A Silver Lining Foundation, visit http://www.asilverliningfoundation.org/ or call (312) 345-1322.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
There’s still time to purchase tickets for $30 online or by calling (312) 345-1322. Tickets are $35 at the door. For more information on this event and Buy a Mom a Mammogram, please visit http://www.asilverliningfoundation.org/.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Attendees can also participate in a chance to win fabulous prizes in a raffle. Some raffle items include Cubs and White Sox tickets, mountain bikes and many more!
For every six guests at the Save the Girls event, one woman in Chicago will receive a potentially lifesaving mammogram.
Buy your tickets now for $30 online or at the door for $35. For more information on this event and Buy a Mom a Mammogram, please visit http://www.asilverliningfoundation.org/.
Don’t miss out on a fun night in the city for a great cause!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The Health Fair provided attendees with the opportunity to qualify for no-cost screening mammograms. More than a dozen women qualified.
Volunteer Camille Obrochta, Kristin Kipp, Carrie Handley and Dr. Sandy Goldberg welcoming attendees to the Health Fair.
Check out some pictures from this weekend here!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
WAIT AM 850 Saturday, April 25 at 6:45 a.m.
WNDZ AM 750 Sunday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m.
WSBC AM 1240 and WCFJ AM 1470 Sunday, April 26 at 5:30 a.m.
Tune in those radio dials to hear Dr. Sandy discuss public affairs and her beloved A Silver Lining Foundation.
For more information on ASLF, visit www.asilverliningfoundation.org or call (312) 345-1322.
Monday, April 6, 2009
At the event, receive free health testing for the whole family, health information, food, a special children's health area, and pre-qualify for no-cost mammograms. For more information, call A Silver Lining Foundation at (312) 345-1322 or visit http://www.asilverliningfoundation.org/.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Enjoy food, beer, martinis and wine, while bidding on silent auction items under a heated tent. Hang out with Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel, and play air hockey and table tennis while a DJ spins tunes. Scotch and cigar lovers can take advantage of the private area allotted to them, and for tennis fans, the Hinsdale Racquet Club will have open courts available for nonstop tennis. The club's pros will even be there for swing advice and other tips.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
In case you missed it, A Silver Lining was recently featured on three television stations, for their "Red Carpet Moment" event with A. Marek Fine Jewelry. After appearing in February 10's Daily Herald the Hollywood Jewels of the event were presented on WLS, WGN and WMAQ.
On WLS, A. Marek Store Manager Romana Malinowski showed anchors Linda Yu and Sylvia Perez the fine jewels from the Kazanjian Foundation, including the tiara Madonna wore in her wedding to Guy Ritchie. View the entire WLS segment here.
The next day, Romana stopped by WGN-TV with the Hollywood jewels, and shared them with anchor and breast cancer survivor Dina Bair.
Saturday, February 21, Romana was joined by Dr. Sandy Goldberg to share the jewels on NBC5 with anchor Alex Perez. Dr. Sandy even got to wear the tiara Madonna wore in her wedding to Guy Ritchie. Check out http://www.nbcchicago.com/ for more.
Tune into WLS-Radio 890 AM from noon until 2 p.m. this Sunday, March 1, to listen to Romana chat with Wendy and Maura of "Women of Mass Discussion." They'll be chatting about charity, A. Marek, and of course... the celebrity jewelry!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Attention fun-loving sports fans: Join the Chicago Blackhawks, A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) and the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) for the 4th annual Nite at the Net, 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. Saturday, March 21 at the Hinsdale Racquet Club (5730 S. Grant St., Hinsdale; 630-325-6066).
There’s something for everyone at Nite at the Net. Mingle with Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel and NBC5 personalities, bid on silent auction prizes under the heated tent, and enjoy food, martinis, beer and wine while listening to DJ music and playing air hockey or table tennis. There will be a private area featuring a Scotch and cigar bar, and tennis players will enjoy the Hinsdale Racquet Club’s open courts for nonstop tennis at all levels of play. Players can even receive swing advice from the Hinsdale Racquet Club’s pros.
Proceeds from the event will benefit ASLF and FFB. Tickets to the event are $100, and can be purchased at www.asilverliningfoundation.org, www.niteatthenet.org or by calling the Hinsdale Racquet Club.
Walk the red carpet, enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and peruse and even purchase the jewels once worn by Hollywood celebrities such as Clark Gable and Madonna.
The jewels will be on display at A. Marek Fine Jewelry through February 22. Jewels for Charity is a program founded by Beverly Hills, Calif. jewelry company Kazanjian Bros., Inc., and the Jewels for Charity Hollywood Collection features prized jewelry formerly owned by Hollywood’s A-list celebrities, including Bing Crosby, Clark Gable and Eva Gabor.
Thirty percent of any sales made February 16 through 22 at A. Marek Fine Jewelry, from both A. Marek’s own collection as well as from Jewels for Charity, will be donated to ASLF when specified.
Mark your calendar for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gaze at these fine jewels and show your support for A Silver Lining Foundation!
For more information on A. Marek Fine Jewelry, 3021 Butterfield Rd., Oak Brook, Ill., visit http://www.amarekfinejewelry.com/ or call (630) 954-2662. For more information on Jewels for Charity, visit http://www.kazanjianbros.com/.
Photo credit: The Kazanjian Foundation