Category Archives: Catholic Charities

Quarles & Brady Sponsor Chi-Town Jazz Festival’s Kick Off Event

Thanks to Quarles & Brady for being a sponsor for the Chi-Town Jazz Festival’s second Kick Off Event held on January 15 at Quarles & Brady’s beautiful offices overlooking the Chicago River.

Jennifer Sucher and John Moulder name the 4 recipients of this year’s hunger relief efforts.

Jennifer Sucher, Executive Counsel at GECC, and Fr John Moulder introduced the four charities that will be recipients of the 2015 Festival. We will once again support the work of Catholic Charities and Care for Real. The new charities are Top Box Foods and West Suburban PADS.

Chi-Town Jazz Festival 2015 Receives First Match Challenge

Dr. Saul Haskell with Chi-Town Jazz Festival Founder/Music Director Fr. John Moulder
Dr. Saul Haskell with Chi-Town Jazz Festival Founder/Music Director Fr. John Moulder

Dr Saul Haskell of Orthopaedic Specialists of the North Shore presented the first Whole Note Sponsorship check to Fr John Moulder at this year’s Festival Kick Off Event on January 15.  In addition to their sponsorship gift, Drs Saul Haskell and Ron Silver will match up to $3,500 received by Feb 28.  You can help make this a successful match by donating directly on our secure site at GiveCentral or consider becoming a Sponsor by clicking here. And thanks for helping us provide hunger relief in Chicago.

Dianne Reeves Tonight at Symphony Center

Dianne ReevesDianne Reeves, a Symphony Center favorite, is an astonishing vocalist who transports her audience with her power, joyful intensity and spiritual abandon. She appears on the 2014/15 SCP Jazz series on the heels of Beautiful Life, her first studio album in five years. With her longtime pianist and musical director Peter Martin leading the way, the four-time Grammy® winner will illuminate the various facets of love with songs ranging from Stormy Weather to Marvin Gaye’s I Want You. More info here.

Symphony Center is graciously extending their stage once again to John Moulder, Chi-Town Jazz Festival’s Founder/Director as he encourages people to attend our events in the coming weeks supporting hunger relief in Chicago. Plan to attend an evening of great jazz at one of these venues. There is still time to become a Sponsor. And you can always just “Donate Now!” at our secure link. Donate NowWe hope to see you at the Festival. Thanks!

Where Donations Go: Spotlight on Catholic Charities of Chicago

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Helping people in need for more than 97 years, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, with 153 programs at 161 locations throughout Cook and Lake counties. Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities. Every 30 seconds someone counts on Catholic Charities for help. In fiscal year 2014, more than 1.1. million people received support from Catholic Charities on their path to self-sufficiency. This included nearly 70,000 people receiving a nutritious, warm meal at our evening supper programs; 171,298 mothers and children receiving nutritious groceries and a wide range of services to stay healthy at our Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Food & Nutrition Centers; 2,428 seniors receiving nutritious meals delivered to their homes; and a network of 9 food pantries providing food to 203,000 people.

Please visit the web site of The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.


Our Poster Says It All


2015 Chi-Town Jazz Festival Poster is here!
2015 Chi-Town Jazz Festival Poster is here!

The Festival operates through the generosity of many people – musicians who share their talents, our all-volunteer staff who donate their time, Chicago’s most loved jazz venues that donate their space, and leading Chicago institutions that donate tickets and other services—that all come together to raise funds for hunger relief in Chicago. We ask that you consider supporting hunger relief also by attending any or all of the Chi-Town Jazz Festival performances! Your donations and the funds raised help feed the needy in Chicago through the works of Catholic Charities, Care for Real, Top Box Foods and West
Suburban PADS.

We’re Back!

The Stephanie Browning Quartet performing at the last Chi-Town Jazz Festival at the Green Mill
The Stephanie Browning Quartet performing at the last Chi-Town Jazz Festival at the Green Mill

Hey Chi-Town Jazz Festival Fans,

Great News!! Dates for the 6th Annual 2015 Chi-Town Jazz Festival are now booked.

Check back here for details and for interviews with the musicians and clubs who so generously donate their time and talent. The Chi-Town Jazz Festival plays to support hunger relief in the Chicago area.

Please contact us for sponsorship opportunities and other ways you can help this great cause!

The 2015 Chi-Town Jazz Festival Committee