Jammin With Jane

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Fundraiser to benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank


Chicago—November 28, 2012—Columbia College Chicago’s Special Events students are hosting a Jammin’ with Jane fundraiser for Northern Illinois Food Bank at Bird’s Nest, 2500 North Southport, December-7, 2012 from 6 - 8p.m. Every dollar donated during for the Jam provides six meals for hungry neighbors in northern Illinois.

Each year, over 60 marketing and communication students come together to plan, promote and publicize a special event fundraiser. The wildly popular Jammin’ with Jane returns this year with live entertainment provided by student connected entertainers:  DJ Subvice, Add-2, A Prophet of Pirates, Justin Ruff, The Intellects and Properfolk.  Tickets include Bird’s Nest’s “world famous wings”, pizza, soft drinks and a raffle ticket.  Guests will be able to bid on a variety of silent auction items donated by local businesses and organizations.  The funds raised will help support a grade school based backpack program that sends food home with students for the weekend. The event is open to the public and the event hopes to raise over $2,000 for the food bank.  

“We have raised over $100,000 for more than twenty non-profit organizations in Chicago since I started jammin’ in 1991,” said Jane Canepa, Special Events Professor.  “It’s great to see students produce an event where they can apply skills they have learned to raise funds and do something compassionate for a deserving organization that needs our help.”

“Jammin’ with Jane exemplifies what a community can do to help raise awareness of hunger,” said Pete Schaefer, president and CEO of Northern Illinois Food Bank. “The hard work of the students will help us feed more of our hungry neighbors.”

Tickets are $15 at the door, for more information please visit, jamminwithjane.com or call 312 217-5263(JANE)





Northern Illinois Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is a non-profit organization that engages the community in a commitment to feed our hungry neighbors. Food manufacturers, local groceries, corporations, foundations, and individuals come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to more than 700 network partners – the food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and youth and senior feeding programs that serve more than 60,000 hungry neighbors each week across 13 counties. That commitment provided more than 33 million meals last year to those in need. Northern Illinois Food Bank has centers in Geneva (West Suburban Center), Park City (North Suburban Center) and Loves Park (Northwest Center), and an office in Joliet (South Suburban Office). Find out how you can volunteer – donate – get involved at www.SolveHungerToday.org or follow us on Facebook.



Each year Jane Canepa’s Promotions and Special Events class at Columbia College Chicago holds a fundraiser event titled Jammin’ with Jane to raise funds to support a non-profit group. The event is their final exam project to end the semester, which enables them to get real-life experience in a classroom. The classes go through the process of producing, promoting and publicizing the event. For more information please visit: JamminwithJane.com


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