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Maryville Crisis Nursery Ladies Luncheon

May 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Please join us for lunch featuring entrepreneur, author, and chef
Ina Pinkney, “The Breakfast Queen”

To raise awareness of and to benefit Maryville’s Crisis Nursery
which provides temporary, emergency child care for families in crisis.

Ina Pinkney is a Chicago legend of the tastiest kind. Known as the “Breakfast Queen,” she fed Chicagoans for 33 years — first out of a small bakery and then from her beloved breakfast restaurant in the West Loop which she closed in December 2013.

An undeniably outstanding chef and astute businesswoman, Ina is so much more. She’s a community leader, a pioneer, a television personality, a columnist at the Chicago Tribune, the subject of an award-winning documentary called Breakfast at Ina’s, and author of a memoir cookbook called Ina’s Kitchen.

But most importantly, she’s the rare sort of person who’s found a way to transform her passion into a joy that extended to an entire city and beyond.






We are delighted NBC’s Lisa Parker is returning to host our annual Crisis Nursery fundraiser!

Lisa Parker joined NBC 5 as a consumer investigative reporter in 1996. Her work has garnered 15 Midwest Emmys, two Edward R. Murrow Regional RTNDA awards, three Gracie Allen awards, and several state and local broadcast awards. She brings a depth and dimension to NBC 5’s consumer reports, with a style aimed at bringing real benefit for viewers.  She and her family live in the Chicago area.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

William Blair & Co.

The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Sicilian Gold

SmithAmundsen LLC

Ms. Gina Cihak

Ms. Lani MacLeod and Mrs. Jen Shea

Mr. & Mrs. Sean and Jo Ellen Madden

Mr. & Mrs. John and Pamela Perkaus

Mr. & Mrs. George and Barbara Rourke

Donate when you shop our splendid vendors!

Click here for Luncheon Vendors.

Find that perfect something!

Click here for description of Raffle Baskets.


Follow our #hashtag on Facebook and Instagram: #CrisisNurseryChangingLives for all the event coverage and more!

There are so many ways to help our children and families at the Crisis Nursery. If you’re an Amazon shopper, keep us in mind! Shop and donate here.

Join us for this memorable afternoon at the Evanston Golf Club. Registration coming soon.




May 1, 2019
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Evanston Golf Glub
4401 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076 United States
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