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Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends the fundraiser for Marwen. 0

Marwen gets a little help from mayor’s friends

June 7th, 2017

Big names helped the Marwen raise $900,000 for after-school arts programming.

The nonprofit has long been a favorite charity of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his wife, Amy Rule. The couple were introduced years ago by Marwen CEO Antonia Contro.

Notable names who supported this year’s fundraising gala included hedge-fund manager Andy Bluhm, billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker and Ebony Media Operations CEO Linda Johnson Rice.

The mayor was there, too.

For more stories, read my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.


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