CHICAGO – (September 21, 2018) The Standup for Georgetown charity event featuring comedian Jim Gaffigan raised $24,000 for the Georgetown Scholarship Program on Thursday, Sept. 20. The Georgetown alum took time during his “Fixer Upper Comedy Tour” to support the event held at Mayne Stage, a historic theatre in Rogers Park.
“The generous support given tonight will help provide students access to resources and a community focused on their success,” says Charles Deacon, dean of admissions at Georgetown University and co-founder of the Georgetown Scholarship Program. “We are thankful to everyone in attendance, particularly Jim Gaffigan who brought us together for a great cause and a night of comedy.”
The successful event produced by Michigan Avenue Magazine and presented by Wintrust Financial and Celebrity Cruises included a meet and greet with the Grammy-nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author and top touring performer. All proceeds benefited the Georgetown Scholarship Program, which helps to empower hard-working, low-income, often first-generation students at the university.
“We couldn’t have wished for a better way to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Michigan Avenue Magazine,” says Dan Uslan, Modern Luxury market president. “Jim Gaffigan epitomizes the true spirit of generosity by giving guests this wonderful performance”.
Since its creation in 2004, the Georgetown Scholarship Program has served over 1,600 Georgetown University students. Over 650 undergraduate students are currently in the program, giving them access to campus assistance, academic and career help, mentorship programs, and a vast network of support.
“We were happy to donate Mayne Stage for the event and open our doors to alumni, friends and supporters of the Georgetown University Program,” says Carmen Korleski, director of hospitality operations at Mayne Stage. “Our intimate venue offered a space for guests to experience a personal performance and raise a substantial amount for the scholarship.”
Mayne Stage is located at 1328 W. Morse Ave in Chicago. It is part of Stone Heritage Collection, a luxury collection of thoughtfully designed lodging and event spaces organized under TAWANI Enterprises, Inc. For more information visit MayneStage.com.
About TAWANI Enterprises
TAWANI Enterprises, headquartered in Chicago, is an umbrella organization that invests in properties and projects that create value for citizens and the future. The company represents a diversified portfolio of brands, such as the Stone Heritage Collection, TAWANI’s hospitality arm of thoughtfully designed lodging and event spaces, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, the TAWANI Foundation and the Pritzker Military Foundation. Properties under the Stone Heritage Collection include Stone Terrace, Stone Porch by the Lake, Lang House, The Emil Bach House, Mayne Stage and The Lincoln Way Inn. For more information, visit https://www.tawanienterprises.com.
About Michigan Avenue Magazine
Michigan Avenue magazine is Chicago’s premier luxury lifestyle publication chronicling the renowned people, culture, politics and parties that celebrate Chicago as a world-class city in a glossy, oversized format. From the glistening shores of Lake Michigan to the expansive six-county region that comprises the featured coverage area, Michigan Avenue delivers sophisticated content from an insider’s point of view. Michigan Avenue is published by Modern Luxury, the country’s largest local luxury media company with 84 titles in the top 24 markets in the United States. https://michiganavemag.com/
About Modern Luxury
Modern Luxury is the country’s largest local luxury media company with 84 titles in the top 24 markets in the United States. We live where luxury lives, with editors and marketers in all of our cities: Aspen, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, The Hamptons, Hawaii, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orange County, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., and South Florida & the Caribbean. No one gets closer to the luxury community than Modern Luxury.