Brighten up your winter at our next Auxiliary Board event in Wicker Park!
Location: Fatpour – 2005 W Division (at Damen) in the upstairs area
Date: Friday, Feb. 1
Time: 7-9 p.m.
“The Deal”: $40 all you can drink for two hours and the bar will donate $20 back to the center!
The package includes:
- All domestic and import macrobrews, call liquor, house wine, soda
- Domestic and import macrobrews include: Bud, Bud light, Stella Artois, Guinness, Smithwick’s, Harp Lager, Goose Island Green Line
Melina Kolb, the director of the upcoming Sue Duncan documentary titled Remember Me Sue, successfully completed her Kickstarter campaign to raise $15,000 to help finish production. Melina started filming the children’s center in 2004, and has continued filming Sue and the families over the years. In the past year, she has interviewed alums Kerrie Holley in San Francisco and Michelle Gordon in North Carolina. Her next big interview is with U.S. Secretary of Education and Sue’s son, Arne Duncan, in Washington, D.C. Melina is working with L.A.-based film editor Alex MacKenzie, who had edited two top 10 Roger Ebert documentaries.
The film will tell the story of Sue’s work at the children’s center and the stories of several families who have attended the Center as early as 1961. Audiences will learn about Sue’s unique way of teaching and the influence she has had on multiple generations of families on Chicago’s South Side. When Sue is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, children, parents and staff must cope with the loss of a central mother figure in their lives, but in the end we see the effects of her work reaching beyond her time.
To read more about the film, check out these interviews with The Columbia Chronicle and Gaper’s Block, become a fan on Facebook or go to the film’s website.
Thanks to all the supporters of our 2012 Fall Fête event held on October 18, 2012!
Nazr Mohammed, SDCC Alum and NBA player with the Chicago Bulls, with his wife Mandi and SDCC Founder, Sue Duncan (center)
Center Alum Ron Raglin with Sue Duncan
OMAROSA Honoring Michael Clarke Duncan by Competing for His Childhood Charity
Link to Official Press Release
Reality TV star OMAROSA will be competing on behalf of Chicago’s south side children during her return to “The Apprentice.” She is honoring the path of her late fiancé, Michael Clarke Duncan, by designating the Sue Duncan Children’s Center as her charity of choice in the upcoming season of “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” Duncan, a native of Chicago, credited the Center for putting him on the path to success during his childhood.
As one of Donald Trump’s first season contestants, OMAROSA captivated the country with her bold, no holds barred business savvy on “The Apprentice.” NBC announced her return to the show as a member of its all-star line-up for next season’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” scheduled to air in March 2013.
As in past seasons, OMAROSA and other celebrity contestants will be charged with critical fundraising tasks to benefit their charities of choice. In previous seasons, Holly Robinson Peete raised $600,000 and Marlee Matlin raised $1 million for their respective charities, raising the bar for contestant fundraising.
To support OMAROSA’s effort please contact OMAROSA at [email protected]
For updates on OMAROSA’s appearance on the upcoming season of “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/OMAROSA or visit her website at www.OMAROSA.com.