9/19- Chicago State Hosts Smokey Robinson for Scholarship Fundraiser!

Posted on September 6th, by ladiesintheloop in Culture, Music/ Dance. No Comments

9/19- Chicago State Hosts Smokey Robinson for Scholarship Fundraiser!

Chicago State University Foundation presents “An Evening with Smokey Robinson”

Annual Scholarship Fundraiser on September 19 to feature “Motown Legend” Smokey Robinson

 The Chicago State University Foundation (CSUF) will host their 19th

on Thursday, September 19 on the CSU campus. The Scholarship

Fundraising Concert, emceed by Windy City Live’s Val Warner, will take

place at the Jones Convocation Center (JCC) beginning at 8 p.m. (Doors

open at 7:00). Funds raised at this event will support CSU students pursuing

their educational goals.


The CSU Foundation is pleased to host this first time scholarship

fundraising concert featuring Robinson, who was once pronounced by Bob

Dylan to be America’s “greatest living poet”. Smokey Robinson’s career

spans over four decades of hits. His numerous awards include the Grammy

Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary

Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National

Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also

been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall

Annual Fundraising event “An Evening with Smokey Robinson” Robinson

of Fame.


Concert tickets range from $50 for general admission seating to

$200 for VIP seating that also includes an open bar and appetizers.

Sponsorship packages are available as well that include a “strolling supper

reception”. Those interested in sponsorships may reach the Foundation

at 773.995.3839. Visit the CSU website to purchase tickets http://


The CSU Foundation is pleased to have the support of an outstanding

Honorary Committee and sponsors for this first time event. Serving on

the Honorary Committee for the Scholarship Concert are Herb Kent (CSU

Radio/V103), Cliff Kelly (WVON Radio), Tim Rand (Midway Wholesalers)

George Daniels (George’s Music Room), Lisa Halley Huff (PNC Bank),

Maurice Grant (Grant Schumann, LLC), Art Sheridan (Retired Record

Executive), David Day (Macy’s) Fred Siegman (Siegman Consulting

Services), Candace Jordan (Candid Candace), Dana London (CSU Alumni),

Joan Collaso (Entertainer), Mike Owens (Chicago Tribune), Richard Steele

(WBEZ Radio). Support for the event comes from a host of sponsors

including UPS, Macy’s, Grant Schumann, LLC, ComEd, Hinckley Springs,

The Chicago Defender, Aegis, U.S. Bank and Clear Channel Media +


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