Cause & Affect’s Pre-launch Fundraiser
Cause & Affect’s Pre-launch fundraiser was an elegant soiree at Primitive, Chicago’s premiere gallery of art and artifacts. The event featured the Afro-beat rhythms of the amazing ten-piece band Opposition Party, complemented by engaging entertainment by magicians Dan Brando and Jay Collen, as well as tarot card reading by Lisa Alvarado. Food catered by Fox & Obel and cocktails by Veev Liqeur.
Cause and Affect Assists Chicago Inner-city Music Program
Cause & Affect launched their first state-side initiative by supporting the P.A.U.S.E. Program, which provides music instruction for Chicago inner-city public school children in a wonderfully-run after-school project. P.A.U.S.E., which stands for Positive Action Using Self Expression works with teachers from Chicago's New Music School to teach these young eager students with music instruction."Music inspires so many of our children to reach their highest potential, however budget cuts in inner-city schools often prevent students from learning anything about music." Cause & Affect has helped provide supplies for the students from Rock Prep School (located in Austin neighborhood) and is working with local partners to provide more support as the kids are very excited about their musical future. Their rendition of "Mary had a Little Lamb" was sensational! We will check back with progress report with a follow-up visit in the spring.
Rockin' Wrigley Tour Fundraiser
Cause & Affect founders Adam Carter and Tim Summers hosted our 1st Annual Behind-the-scenes Private Tour of Wrigley. The event was a blast and we raised great money for Cause & Affect in the process! Our donors loved hanging out in the Cubs' clubhouse and dugout. Apps & drinks at Rockit Bar & Grill were great as well. Special thanks to Billy Tokyo for donating his amazing Wrigley print. Cause & Affect founders Adam Carter and Tim Summers hosted our 1st Annual Behind-the-scenes Private Tour of Wrigley. The event was a blast and we raised great money for Cause & Affect in the process! Our donors loved hanging out in the Cubs' clubhouse and dugout. Apps & drinks at Rockit Bar & Grill were great as well. Special thanks to Billy Tokyo for donating his amazing Wrigley print.
C&A Multi-Media Benefit a Super Success!
Many thanks to all our 150 friends that made Saturday's Multi-Media Benefit such a huge success for Cause & Affect! We raised nearly $2,000 for the projects we will be supporting in Latin America, which means out little "night out" will drastically improve the lives of those less fortunate. That's what its all about! Thanks to all bands, volunteers and participants, including Jesse Golfis, Christophe from Molotov Kartel, Justin Santora and Lee Greenwich Clothing.
C&A Chairman Leads Micro-credit Symposium
Adam Carter addressed an auditorium of attentive students as the Keynote Speaker at the College of Lake County's "Step Out of Poverty" event on September 15th. In his speech, Adam briefed students and faculty about the origins, importance and logistics of micro-credit in the world today, which has allowed millions of people to pull themselves out of poverty by providing them with access to credit to start a business. Cause & Affect partnered with the college, the Phi Theta Kappa chapter, the Latino Alliance and a local women's group to raise money to fund a micro-credit loan for a group of women entrepreneurs in rural Guatemala. Adam will travel there in October to deliver the funds for the micro-credit loan in association with SHARE Guatemala. Adam was joined by Cause & Affect founder (and College of Lake County Alum) Tim Summers.
C&A Chairman as Keynote Speaker
Adam Spreads Cause & Affect Message as Keynote Speaker at Academic Honor Society Regional Convention
Speaking to a few hundred college students at the Phi Theta Kappa's Regional Convention, Cause & Affect Chairman Adam Carter showed his documentary from his African humanitarian trip and explained to these eager college students the ways they can single-handedly improve their communities and the world around them. Many thanks to the organizers and attentive students! He has already planned a fundraiser with the Lake College PTK Chapter for September, an event that will finance a micro-credit loans for Guatemalan women entrepnreneurs!
Adam Aids Benefit to Prevent Human Trafficking
Cause & Affect Chairman Adam Carter spoke about his foundation's efforts to address the human trafficking epidemic that results in 800,000 people being illegally transported across international borders every year. The Chicago Mosaic "Traffick Jam" raised money for successful organizations that are addressing this worrying problem in countries such as Nepal, Cambodia and Vietnam. Adam and the rest of the panel of speakers provided first-hand accounts of this practice as well as practical solutions to curb the practice. Many thanks to our friends that came out to support the cause!