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2nd Annual Bronzeville Mayor’s Ball at Gallery Guichard

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436 E 47th St

436 East 47th Street

Chicago, IL 60653

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Come party with a purpose!

This year the Mayor of Bronzeville and First Lady will donate proceeds from the event to Dunamis Community Advocate Services. For more information visit them at www.dunamiscommunity.org

Be part of positive change in our community!

Spend time with the Tate Brothers from the hit Starz TV Show POWER!

Date: August 18, 7 pm to 11 pm

•All White Chic Attire

•Live Entertainment

•DJ Ron Troupe & DJ Marcel Terry

•Multiple Room Experiences

•Outdoor Experience in New Great Migration Sculpture Garden




Open Premium Bar: Effen Vodka, Courvoisier, Bombay Sapphire, Moet & Chandonn

With Specialty Signature Drinks


Passed Hors d'oeuvres

Seasonal Fruit & Imported Cheese Presentation

Fresh Vegetable Presentation with Fondue & Dipping Sauces

Vegetables Salad

Carving Station

Broccoli Bites

Lobster Macaroni Bites

Chicken Kebabs

Baked Salmon Filet with Crème Fraisc e Dill Sauce

Lollipop Lamb Chops

VIP Admission:

In addition to the General Admission offerings VIP will experience:

Complimentary Moet & Chandon

Free Valet Parking

Reserved VIP Seating in Front of Entertainment

A Little Bronzeville History:

The Mayor of Bronzeville contest was a nationwide phenomenon that was started in Chicago by James “Jimmy” Gentry. After an unsuccessful attempt to initiate the contest in 1930 while at the Chicago Bee, it caught on in 1934 when he moved to the Chicago Defender. The first of Chicago’s Mayors of Bronzeville was James E. Knight, inagurated on September 22, 1934. The concept spread to cities like Detroit, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, and eventually to the Twin Cities. The information here comes from the Minneapolis Spokesman, the city’s African-American newspaper since 1934.

The Mayor of Bronzeville is Andre Guichard, co-owner of Gallery Guichard and the Guichard Project, succeeding the position after radio personality, Herb Kent, with his First Lady Frances Guichard.

Andre was appointed by the Chicago Defender and assumed the position August, 2017. The mayor's platform is to help elevate the Bronzeville community through nonprofit organizations who are performing and giving back to the community. Instead of starting a new foundation, Andre feels it is necessary to support those foundations who are already making a difference in the lives of youth in Bronzeville.

The Mayor’s & First Lady platforms have raised and donated close to $10,000 in just one year: 2017 Mayor’s Ball ($2500) donated to Young Women’s Leadership Charter School

https://www.ywlcs.org/m/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=322963&type=d&termREC_ID=&pREC_ID=609530; 2018 Black Panther movie fundraising initiative with BNC ($3500), we took 6 classrooms from Carter G. Woodson Elementary to see the movie; First Lady Garden Party ($3500) donated to Teen Living Program https://www.tlpchicago.org

All located in Bronzeville!

Committee Members:

Faith Mitchell

Alpha Bruton

Cathy Woolfolk

Joanne Glenn

Gleatha Glispie

Terri Taylor

Irene Reason

Yvette Pittman

Lauren Chandler

Kimaada Moore

Sabrina Johnson

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