The second annual event is set to make an even larger impact and 100% of all proceeds go to benefit One Hope United on their mission to protect children and strengthen families right here in Chicagoland. All ticket proceeds benefit One Hope United. The White Party is from 9 to 11 p.m. at Underground Chicago, located at 56 W. Illinois.
When a white party impacts all colors…
The White Party is back and bringing the light of the summer season to THE UNDERGROUND on Friday, July 27, as Marco Foster celebrates his birthday in support of One Hope United. The second annual event is set to make an even larger impact and 100% of all proceeds go to benefit One Hope United on their mission to protect children and strengthen families right here in Chicagoland.
Foster has put together who’s who list of Chicago socialites and industry leaders to join him in hosting this year’s White Party; including NBC multimedia journalist and five-time Emmy winner, Marcus Riley, author of CandidCandace.com, host of Watch312 and Tribune Society Columnist, Candace Jordan, Akira Chicago’s owner, Jon Cotay, WGN’s Living Healthy Chicago host Jane Monzures, and public relations industry pioneer and motivational speaker Chris Foltz.
After being diagnosed with a brain tumor August 2009 and having a successful surgery on Thanksgiving Day in the same year, Foster has spread the giving back model through charity events throughout Chicago, especially to causes that have made a major impact in his life. He is now an advocate for One Hope United and the American Brain Tumor Association where he spreads the message of his experiences and the importance of giving to charity.
“It shouldn’t take a drastic event in one’s life to create change,” said Foster. “We all have the ability to be an instrument of change and I am honored to have such support from the event’s co-hosts, The Underground, and the leadership from One Hope United to help pull this all off.”
Founder of the elite fashion networking group Chicago Models, Marco Foster has created a credible and popular social media based following that is now used by hundreds as a resource in the fashion and modeling industry. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Foster is passionate about the fashion and event industries and incorporates both into his daily life.
By day Foster manages an IT help desk in the nuclear and fossil power plant industry. “You do not have to work in the non-profit industry in order to make an impact in it. I love when people are shocked as to what I do from 9-5 as it shows that you can work a normal job, be a socialite, and give back at the same time,” continued Foster.
One Hope United was founded as Chicago Baptist Orphanage in 1895 and Hudelson Baptist Children’s Home in 1903. In 1987 the two created a historic partnership, evolving over the years, expanding to include foster care, clinical services and early childhood development. In 2004, One Hope United transformed into a federated partnership to reflect their position as a national organization working toward the same mission: protecting children and strengthening families.
“I know what it’s like to get passed around from home to home and it’s not fun. It just so happens my last name is Foster by my adopted mother,” concluded Foster, who was in foster care until the age of seven, making this foundation near and dear to his heart.
This two-hour cocktail reception and charity White Party event will have a price point that is easy for all attendees to finance in this tough economy, making the point even stronger that anyone can have fun and give back no matter what their financial limitations are. All ticket proceeds benefit One Hope United. The White Party is from 9 to 11 p.m. at Underground Chicago, located at 56 W. Illinois.
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Chris Foltz is a renowned brand development catalyst, celebrated inspirational speaker and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley based advisory practice Responsible Solutions Ltd. From his roots in partisan politics, to a battle with drug addiction, 119 days in county jail, and losing everything to the point of homelessness, Chris has re-established himself as one of the most engaging initiators of social impact and development in the nation, and some would consider – the world.