A larger talent pool!

Our talent list is growing!

There’s still time to turn in your artist form! Deadline is today, 11 p.m., Jan. 20!

Maraming salamat for sharing your talent to a great cause!


  • CIRCA-Pintig’s Ginger Leopoldo
  • Mrs. Illinois Jessica Tevaga
  • Bailiwick Chicago’s Danny Bernardo
  • Stir Friday Night’s Gilbert Galon


  • Soul Singer and Spoken Word Artist, Jennifer Ligaya
  • Filipina balladeer par excellence, April Garcia
  • RnB Singer Songwriter, Carolina Davis
  • Belly dancer, Saayidah
  • Hip Hop Dancer, Carlos Cousiño aka “Smooth”
  • CIRCA-Pintig’s “CareGiver” piece starring Joey Flores
  • One of Chicago’s most talented youth Band, L.E.D.
  • Philippine American Cultural Foundation Performing Arts
  • When Ned Left
  • The Magic Guy, Jay Kinder
  • Spoken Word Artist, TJ Medel
  • Young Hip Hop Sensation, TFKidz
  • A young band who loves to sing ..Jst Bcz
  • Pacific Band
  • New Friends Band

Artist Booths: 

  • Photography by Beata Benavides
  • BigHugs Photobooth
  • Home Depot woodworking workshop
  • Party Fun Entertainment

Raffle Prizes: 

  • Twleve (12) tickets from SaladMaster Personal Chef Cooks Dinner at Your Home
  • One (1) SaladMaster machine
  • Five (5) t-shirts from Maharlika Basketball
  • Two (2) season passes to CIRCA-Pintig’s 2014-2015 season
  • Ten (10) tickets for CIRCA-Pintig’s 2014-2015 season
  • Various items from Home Depot
  • Gift certificate lessons from Defensor Method Filipino Martial Arts
  • $50 Uncle Mike’s gift certificate
  • $50 Not Just Hair Cut Salon Service gift certificate for men
  • $50 Not Just Hair Cut Salon Service gift certificate for women
  • $300 Beauty Products Basket from Bloomingdale’s

No fundraiser could have been possible without generous sponsors and donors. We would like to acknowledge the following for their considerable donation to the Illinois Philippine Recovery Operations.


  • Brotherhood Golf Foundation
  • CJ Travel
  • Filipino American Association of Mundelein
  • Healtyh and Happy Living Inc, An Authorized Saladmaster Dealer
  • Home Depot
  • Fairmont Care Center
  • Top Note Music Academy
  • Special Guests: Watts of Love not-for-profit

100% of ticket sales benefit two medical missions to Tacloban and Paluan, Mindoro Occidental in February and March. Details of the medical mission can be found here. The fundraiser could not have been possible as well without logistics in place. We would like to thank the following:

  • Copernicus Center especially Greg Kobelinski, Dominika Przybyl and Marleen Kasbee for their generosity in lending us a space in their venue and on their Web site 
  • John Rutirasiri of ClearImpact and Baron Cabalona for providing lights and sound equipment
  • Ruben Salazar and Adeline Fajardo of Philippine American Cultural Foundation for providing key fundraiser infrastructure and man power
  • Baron and Louella Cabalona of SamaSama Project for taking the lead in organizing the fundraiser and medical mission logistics
  • Dr. Ariel Tolentino for medical mission know-how
  • Yvonne Hortillo and Rohan Zhou-Lee for the social media marketing and blog write ups
  • Girlie Pascual James Delacruz in taking the lead solicitations
  • Cindy Lopez of Signature Events Design for taking the lead in Raffle/Auction logistics and Venue layout
  • Almi Astudillo Gilles for taking the lead on the Snacks and Drinks booth
  • Anna Millan for Souvenir Program booklet design

We are also still taking online donations! While all ticket sales benefit the medical mission and recovery efforts in Tacloban, there is still the matter of purchasing supplies and food for the volunteers. Volunteers pay their own way to fly to the Philippines. If you cannot make it on the 25th but would still like to help, please click here to donate online. Maraming salamat!

Please check back often for details on each of the acts: RSVP on our event page! See you on the 25th!


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