Swanksgiving Event to be held Friday, November 17
Hephzibah is fortunate to have many loyal, generous donors but few have the long history with the organization that Jodi Fyfe does.
As a young child living in Oak Park, Jodi attended Hephzibah’s after school day care and summer camp program when it was located at the site of the group home, 946 North Boulevard, and through the years, her connection grew even stronger. In addition to serving on the Oak Park Auxiliary Board for several years where she helped plan the annual Heart of Gold Gala event, Jodi has volunteered at the group home, met dozens of Wish List and Gift-in-Kind needs, and hosted fund-raising events. And this fall, Jodi is using her professional talent and expertise to launch Hephzibah’s newest fund-raising event, Swanksgiving, to be held Friday, November 17.
Jodi is the founder and CEO of Paramount Events, one of Chicago’s most renowned and highly regarded catering businesses. Adding to her successful business portfolio, last winter Jodi and her husband, business partner and executive chef Devon Quinn, opened the critically acclaimed new restaurant Eden, adjacent to the Paramount Events building.
Because Hephzibah is near and dear to her heart, Jodi generously offered to host the Swanksgiving event as a way to introduce and attract new supporters to Hephzibah. Swanksgiving will be held from 7-11 p.m, November 17, at The Lakewood, Paramount’s private venue located at 1758 West Lake Street in Chicago. Guests can enjoy wine and beer tasting, cocktails, food, and DJ, and have the chance to win fun and exciting raffle items. Tickets for Swanksgiving are only $75, and all proceeds will benefit Hephzibah.
“My team and I take great pride in offering our time and resources to benefit worthy organizations,” Jodi says. “I have such a personal connection to Hephzibah and am so moved and inspired by the work and the mission that sharing it with others in Chicago is just natural. We are excited to introduce this new event and all the possibilities that it can bring to the children served by Hephzibah.”