The Winnetka Board of Northwestern University Settlement celebrates 125 years of helping others help themselves break the cycle of poverty. On November 9 at the Glen View Club, the Board stages its 90th annual fashion show fundraiser—Style Under the Stars. Board President Margaret Herrmann and co-chairs Patty Felker and Cristen Forrester take a break from their planning to share how they stay on trend.
IN MARGARET’S EARBUDS
“Adele sings for all of us. She expresses so beautifully the full range of emotions from joy to supreme sadness with incredible heart. Her fan base spans the generations with young and old singing along with her. Adele is a truly classy lady—much like the NUSH ‘Style Girl’—and will endure for many decades.”
ON PATTY’S NIGHTSTAND
“I just reread an autobiography called the Carrion Vine by Erane Scully. At age 14, Erane and her mother, the wife of a diplomat, left their home in Switzerland to spend a summer in Poland during WWII. They were captured during the Russian Invasion and sent to a Siberian work camp. One of Erane’s jobs was to walk alone for miles during the Siberian winter to pick up mail for the camp. When the camp was finally liberated, she and her mother were sent to India and eventually moved to this country. It’s a remarkable story of strength and love between mother and daughter. Erane, now in her 90’s, is someone I am honored to call a friend.”
ON CRISTEN’S MOBILE
“I love to follow BlinkNow.org, an organization in Nepal founded by Maggie Doyne. I was the School Board President where Maggie went to high school and one of my sons volunteered with her for eight months. She has become a phenomenal young lady who is a mother to 50! Her mission is to nurture and empower change-makers who can build thriving communities. In many inspiring ways, her mantra is similar to NUSH’s: ‘A hand up, not a hand out.’”
For more information and to purchase tickets to the fashion show, visit events.org/style.