FAHF Honoree Directory
Check out these creative organization that have been recognized as FAHF Honorees.
Cece and Melinda produce annual events focused on food, fashion and philanthropy as a team. The production company provides premium events that highlights Chicago’s social scene. The ladies have been featured on ABC, NBC Chicago, CBS 2 Chicago, WCIU, Chicago Sun-Times, TimeOut Chicago, and the Red Eye.
Tamika Maria Martell of Dangerous Curves Ahead
Tamika Maria Martell started A-line Style Services in 2009 and dubbed as the “Office Fashionista”. Tamika stays active in the community by hosting an annual fashion show called, Dangerous Curves Ahead that benefits homeless mothers. Tamika is currently the owner of Stand Out Style Boutique.
Christine Hutchison of 5 Accessories
Christine Hutchison created 5 Accessories in 2006. 5 Accessories is an eco-friendly and fair trade company that provides eco-friendly handbags, recycled purses and sustainable jewelry. The proceeds of the products provide income, pride and hope to the artisans and their families. 5 Accessories recently became Helping Hands Partners.
Brooke Conrady of Blank Nation Apparel
Brooke Conrady launched Blank Nation Apparel in 2011 with her husband, Andrew. Brooke’s mission is to “use her talent and creativity in fashion to give back to the communities that support her brand.” A portion of the Blank Nation Apparel’s proceeds goes to various charities.
Kevin Coval of Louder Than a Bomb
Kevin Coval is the editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and is the author of Schtick, L-vis Lives!: Racemusic Poems, Everyday People, Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica and the play, This is Modern Art, co-written with Idris Goodwin. Founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival and the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, Coval teaches hip-hop aesthetics at The University of Illinois-Chicago, is a 4x HBO Def Poet and has written for a wide variety of publications including CNN.com, Huffington Post and Fake Shore Drive.
Heshima Kenya specializes in identifying and protecting unaccompanied and separated refugee children and youth, especially girls, young women and their children living in Nairobi, Kenya. Our shelter, education and community outreach services, coupled with local resources and the refugee community, empower this population to live healthy lives.
Karyn Watkins and Lovette Ajayi of The Red Pump Project
The Red Pump Project® is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. We empower, educate, and motivate action by boldly driving conversation online and offline around HIV prevention and issues related to sexual and reproductive health. We use the Red Pump as a symbol of empowerment to represent the strength and courage of women affected by HIV/AIDS.
Mitch Pennell of Chicago Lost and Found
Ken Patrick of Beau Ideal
Founder of Official Anais PR, a Chicago-based public relations consulting firm,is an-award winning philanthropist and first generation entrepreneur who aspires to build a brand legacy through business development and community service.
Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center (CUARC) is organized to provide safe space for people who are different from each other to come together and learn from each other. This non-profit was created to provide support and positive opportunities for under-represented people in an environment that strives to be multicultural.
Originally from Compton, California Halleemah Nash is a demonstrated leader in all facets of nonprofit leadership. Her drive has contributed to a breadth of experience public speaking and developing signature community-based outreach programs for universities, government agencies, churches, celebrities, athlete foundations and sports teams.
Out-of-pocket mentoring org using hiphop&spokenword to teach character development community activism
Entrepreneur/ motivational speaker/actor/model from Chicago, who is dedicated to helping others succeed in life, as I do the same.
LaTanya Hubbard of Designing for Sickle Cell
Sickle Cell Anemia youth advocate organization.
Holloway opened JMH Cre8ive Solutions in November, 2011 and has experienced tremendous growth and an expansion of creative design, print and web services along with her team of co-entrepreneurs. With an enormous heart and hunger for collaborating and assisting entrepreneurs carry through their creative vision, the business continues to flourish. Not too long ago, a colleague labeled JMH as the “dream midwife” because she has helped, encouraged, counseled and mentored many clients and colleagues as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
Collaboraction Theatre Company creates original theatrical experiences that push artistic boundaries in order to explore critical social issues with a diverse community of Chicagoans.
Visual Arts: Technology
Chicago International Social Change Film Festival – 2014 FAHF Honoree
Visual Arts: Craft and Applied Arts
Arts 4 Kids – 2014 FAHF Honoree
Performing Arts Nominations
Chicago High School for The Arts -2014 FAHF Hooree
Performing Arts: Theater
Dreamah Studio – 2014 FAHF Honoree
Raymond Smith ” Righteous Ray Ray” – 2014 FAHF Honoree
Marissa “Deleay Lashay” Kendrick -2014 FAHF Honoree
Inaugural National Honorees
Andrea Natay of Forever Fitness Chicago – 2015 FAHF Honoree
Inspiracion Dance Chicago– 2015 FAHF Honoree
Fashion and Beauty Arts
Monarch Thrift Shop – 2015 FAHF Honoree
Latina Girls Code – 2015 FAHF Honoree
Visual Arts and Crafts
Janice Bond– 2015 FAHF Honoree
Harold Green– 2015 FAHF Honoree