Farther Foundation

Farther Foundation helps students break free from the constraints of poverty and propels them toward their highest aspirations.

We provide opportunities for eager and deserving students to travel worldwide and interact with individuals who have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

They participate in programs where they are immersed in new cultures, learn and develop skills, provide community service, cultivate leadership potential and attain personal growth.
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Farther Foundation
223 S. Elmwood Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

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StorySlam: A benefit for Farther Foundation

Thursday October 15, 2015 
7:00 – 10:00pm

Fitzgerald’s Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd.
Berwyn, IL  60402

Registration is available now! Click Here.

Enjoy food, drink and the company of friends while hearing
stories of adventure, mishap and discovery
told by consummate storytellers.

Storytellers Include:

Butch smButch Jerinic is a long-time actor, improviser and storyteller. She has performed with ComedySportz, GayCo Productions and The Second City.  Her time at The Second City landed her the opportunity as a resident ensemble member in Las Vegas at the fabulous Flamingo Hotel and Casino.  Outside of roles in television and film, her favorite performance was her critically acclaimed solo show, “Growing Up Butch”. 

HeadshotMark Guarino is a journalist whose byline appears in The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The Chicago Tribune, and many other media outlets. He is currently working on his first book which will be published by the University of Chicago Press. His plays have been produced at Chicago theaters including The House Theater of Chicago which premiered All The Fame of Lofty Deeds, his collaboration with Jon Langford of The Mekons. 

author photo bamBarbara Mahany is an author and freelance journalist, who writes these days about stumbling on the sacred amid the cacophony of the modern-day domestic melee. She was a reporter and feature writer at the Chicago Tribune for nearly 30 years, and before that a pediatric oncology nurse at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door, which has been called “a field guide into the depths of your holiest hours,” is Mahany’s first book. Publishers Weekly picked it as one of the Top 10 religion books for fall 2014.

David Fink photo smDavid Fink is co-owner of The Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, MI.  He has produced storytelling events at the Acorn and curates a monthly LGBTQ storytelling show in Chicago entitled OUTspoken! David has told stories on the stage at the Acorn Theater, The Moth, Storylab, Guts & Glory, San Miguel de Allende Storytelling Festival, Indigan Storytelling, Fillet of Solo Festival, and This Much is True.

Charlie Meyerson photoYour host for the evening: Charlie Meyerson, vice president of news for Rivet Radio Inc., has been an award-winning Internet/broadcast reporter at WXRT-FM; FM News Chicago; and a contributor to Chicago Public Media WBEZ-FM 91.5 and Crain's Chicago Business.




      ...And more to come!