Meet Our Host Committee Co-Chairs and Honorary Chair

On October 7, Polished Pebbles is celebrating International Day of the Girl. Our Chicago Girls Take Over Reception will raise funds to support our girls in the Polished Pebbles programming. We will be honoring a special group of people from entrepreneurs to political officials. We hope you join us because when Pebbles Take Over we stand with the global community to support girls’ progress in Chicago, and everywhere!

We are so thankful for the help of our Host Committee Co-Chairs and Honorary Chair. With their support, our Chicago Girls Take Over Reception will be a success! Here’s your chance to meet them.

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Honorary Chair…Mrs. Deborah Farmer. Deborah Olivia Farmer is President of Brown Farmer Media Group, a full-service, Chicago-based communications firm established in 2014. Prior to forming her company, Mrs. Farmer in 2006 was named Director of Station Relations at NBC5-TV Chicago, an NBC Universal owned and operated broadcast station. Serving as the link between the station and the community, she provided media exposure for hundreds of underserved non-profit organizations across the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. In addition, she launched NBC5’s first ever Women’s History Month clothing drive benefiting WRAP, Clara’s House and The Primo Center for Women and Children, which became a model for drives across all the station groups.

Meet one of our Host Committee Co-Chairs…Ms. Dawn Milhouse. Ms. Milhouse is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Milhouse Charities. Milhouse Charities supports scientific and educational organization, especially to advance academic opportunities for minorities and other underrepresented youth. With her experience in Hospitality, Management, and PR and Marketing we are sure to have #ChicagoGirlsTakeOver be a success. We are so excited to have this philanthropist’s knowledge of over 20 years of community stewardship and non-profit leadership on our side.

We want you to meet one of our Host Committee Co-Chairs…Mr. Shayne Evans!
Shayne Evans is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Academy Group. Before starting The Academy Group, Mr. Evans served as the Superintendent of University of Chicago Charter School.


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