It started as so many great friendships do—in the spectator stands—cheering on their children. Kathy Wirtz’s and Carol Carroll’s sons played on the same Loyola Academy hockey team. The women cemented a powerful relationship when Carroll supported Wirtz through her divorce and alcoholism rehabilitation. Now that friendship has launched a $1 million capital campaign to help…
In the early-1990s, Neli Vazquez-Rowland (BA ’85) and her husband, Brian Rowland (BBA ’89), were flourishing in the financial field. She was a successful financial advisor, managing portfolios for the wealthy. He did index arbitrage at the Chicago Board of Trade, profiting from market inefficiencies. Then the bottom fell out. Brian was addicted to alcohol….
The N Beat: Finding a Way Home Again (ASHF resident Marisol and her daughter Esmaralda tell their story)
March 26, 2011 (WLS) — Hosted by Theresa Gutierrez, with special contributions by ABC7’s John Garcia, THE N BEAT will put a face on homelessness in Chicago’s Latino community. THE N BEAT: “Finding a Way Home Again,” will air Saturday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. with an encore presentation on Sunday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m….
Lyric Opera’s “Hercules” puts modern twist on soldiers’ difficulties coming home (ASHF clients identify with on-stage trauma)
A new production at the Lyric Opera of Chicago that opens tonight uses an ancient tale to explore a modern problem. It fast-forwards Handel’s “Hercules” to America, today. Hercules becomes an American general who’s returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The opera explores how difficult it can be for soldiers and their families to reconnect after war. Onstage, a…