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Announcing the New Jill M. Balboni Memorial Scholarship funded by live*learn*breathe

jill-head-shotThe Jill M. Balboni Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Jill Marie Balboni who lost her life long battle with cystic fibrosis in July 2013 at the age of 36. Jill was a lover of life and lover of learning. Jill received her Bachelors, Masters and PhD and still managed to enjoy every day with a smile while spending time with her family and friends between her time in the Tri-Delta sorority or her Homecoming Queen reign or her Organ Donation philanthropy work. Jill always knew how important education was and she felt that a cure was around the corner and she beat all odds that she was not going to be uneducated or unemployable. She reached for the stars, the sun and the moon each and every day and never settled for anything less than what was attainable. The Jill M. Balboni Memorial Scholarship has been established by four of Jill’s lifelong friends. They want to take Jill’s enthusiasm for life and “can do” attitude and apply that to their mission of providing a college scholarship to a young adult with CF who embodies all that Jill stood for and accomplished in her life. More details

The Art of Fine Wine, An Australian Wine Experience in Chicago

i-BFWtmgW-LThe seventh Chicago wine tasting to benefit CFSF, The Art of Fine Wine, An Australian Wine Experience, is planned for Sunday afternoon January 25, 2015 from 2 PM to 5 PM at the Chicago History Museum. The event will feature Australian food and wine and will showcase the work of various artists. The event will include a silent auction including beautiful artwork, sports memorabilia as well as a raffle for a vacation to Puerto Vallarta. Tickets to the event are $125. We are seeking additional corporate sponsors for the event. Sponsorship levels are $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000 and include tickets to the event as well as an ad in the program book. In addition, ad pages in the program book are available for $500 per page which includes two tickets to the event. If you know of any companies that would be interested in supporting CFSF, please contact the Foundation. If you are interested in learning more about this event, please contact the Foundation at 847-328-0127 or Tickets can be purchased online HERE.


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