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Jazz at the Met

Saturday, June 24, 2017
3-6 pm

The Calumet Community Board thanks all whose support helped make Jazz at the Met for Metropolitan Family Services a great afternoon. The fun-filled event raised more than $30,000 to benefit Metropolitan Family Services Calumet Center’s programs and services.

Jazz at the Met attracted nearly some of Chicago’s finest community, business and social leaders. The event honored the Rakestraw Family and their family business, SCR Medical Transportation. The event featured an Upward Bound student and a Youth Build trainee, who spoke about their successes and on behalf of their programs. A live auction, a Calumet raffle, and an array of musical talents including Typhanie Monique, the Wendell Smith Elementary Drum Corps, comedian Tony K., and Alexis Lombre Quartet, entertained guests throughout the afternoon.

Calumet’s Community Board, staff and volunteers thank the event co-chairs, Eric Thompson and London Rakestraw, the entire Jazz at the Met Committee, sponsors and friends for the tremendous support provided to this year’s event!

Illustration of a ribbon that reads, "Sponsors"

Gold Sponsors ($5,000)

Pullman Bank and Trust

Silver Sponsors ($2,500)

Chicago Football Classic Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
The Rakestraw Family
Star Detective and Security

Bronze Sponsors ($1,500)

Antek Madison
Ariel Investments
Taylor & Malone Management

Patron Sponsors ($500)

Akers Packaging
Jennie Betton
Duffner & Company
Ledall Edwards
Fennell Electric
Katherine Frazier
Rev. Michael Jacobs
Walter Jones
Ola Kirksey
Dr. Ollie Knight
Pugh, Jones, & Johnson PC
Tanya Terry Cobbin
Lianne Williams
Madonna & Jay Williams