Call for Proposals & Ideas

The Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier’s mission encourages all members to participate in community service through active participation or donation. Our chapter is accepting applications and ideas for a new community service initiative for the 2013/2014 years. If your project is interested in the potential volunteerism of Les Dames, please click on the banner below and you can fill out the form online.

Or just give us your ideas!


When you’ve completed the form, save it on your computer, then send a copy to Jennifer at Thank you.

3 thoughts on “Call for Proposals & Ideas

  1. Nancy Brussat

    I would love to see the Chicago Chapter sponsor, fund, volunteer at something to do with hunger. With the economy the way it is and so many people out of work and unable to provide food for their families, this is a area where I feel we could really help. There is a movie just released –

    A Place at the Table (Official Movie Site) – Starring Jeff Bridges … million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush …

    I believe this has more to do with legislating food programs – but maybe it will give us an idea. I am sorry not to give a particular charity because truthfully I don’t know one – but would be happy to help research. We have helped to fund The Greater Chicago Food Depository in the past (we were one of the first) which I think was a great thing but it would be nice to find something – Children’s lunch programs” – something which is newer and more “start-up”.

  2. Nancy Harris

    Dear Jen and LDC Board members,

    Thank you for the opportunity to make suggestions. I applaud you!

    I sound like an echo, but I would be pleased to see the Chapter support something to do with hunger. A soup kitchen, a service like Metropolitan Ministries, that makes sure people have food and are fed for the holidays and at other times, any organization/charity along those lines.

    I come from a fundraising background, and it has been my personal experience that it is important that charities continue to seek a variety of supporters. Rather that our Chapter continuing to support one organization, my personal preference would be to provide funding or other resources for a year or even two, and then move on to helping another organization in need. I would suggest we make that clear to the organization/charity in the beginning.

  3. Donna Pierce

    I want to include my support for continuing the McCormick garden and food education program with a reminder that the gardening and recipe instructions we sponsor are, indeed, fighting hunger in an underserved community.

    Last week, a former student recognized me downtown in front of the Cook County office building, waving before she gave me a “thumbs” up sign.

    “I still love quinoa and salads, she said, adding, “and so does my little sister.”

    This year, my travel schedule has prevented my participation. Still, I often run into students who are excited about what they have learned and continue to learn about food choices and healthy eating because of our Chicago Chapter’s contribution to this very diverse (and well run) organization.

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