The Blue & Blush Brunch:  A Premiere Virtual Cooking Experience and Fundraiser! 


Who doesn't love brunch? We do! 

From the food to the amazing ambiance, Brunch is the perfect outing and experience with family and friends. Our 2022 virtual Fundraiser, JJSSCC's "Blue & Blush Brunch" will be the ultimate virtual cooking experience with world-renown Chef Julius Russell of "A Tale of Two Chefs." Chef Julius will show us how to create delicious brunch favorites at home.  We'll be "cooking with a purpose" and all you need to do is get your ingredients and get ready to cook! 

The South Suburban Chicago Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated invites all guests to join us on this exciting culinary virtual cooking experience.  You can even cook with friends in your home! All proceeds from this event benefit and support Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Incorporated, academic incentive grants for high school Seniors, and chapter community service efforts. We hope to surpass last year's amount, and make an even larger impact on our surrounding communities. 

We hope you join us! However, if you are unable to log-in, please consider making a donation or becoming a Sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please email to receive a Sponsorship sheet. 



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If you would like to receive a tax deduction on your donation, you cannot make the donation via this website.

You must mail a check made payable to "Jack and Jill Foundation" to:

JJSSCC / Attn: FS Akiwowo / P.O. Box 887 / Flossmoor, IL 60422

Thank you for your support of Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Incorporated, and the community programming efforts of Jack and Jill South Suburban Chicago Chapter, including academic incentive grants for High School Seniors.

             Meet Chef Julius Russell           

Chef Julius is the owner of A Tale of Two Chefs where he provides Private Chef and Specialty Catering services for high-profile professionals and celebrity clientele. Whether he's servicing a private dinner for six or a corporate engagement for 500, he stays true to his motto of cooking "The Food You Want".

In addition to his dual roles at A Tale of Two Chefs, Chef Julius also serves as a contributor for a broad range of national and local television networks such as BET, WGN and FOX Chicago; culinary ambassador for international trade bureaus and brands; and as philanthropist, giving back to youth and family-focused organizations in his hometown, Chicago.

Chef Julius' major appearances include The Food Network's "Food & Wine Show", San Francisco Food & Wine Show, Uptown Uncorked (Napa and Chicago), Uptown Uncorked presented by Lexus and Uptown Magazine, and BMW Ultimate Driving Experience with Chef Julius & Chef Roblé, Bloomingdale's Home Store "Cooking with Heat" Series, The Taste of Chicago's Dominick's Cooking Corner" and the "Mariano's Cooking Corner," The Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, All Clad's "Roast Like a Pro", and the Jazz at Jewel Summer Series.


Our Vision
Our vision is to transform African American communities, one child at a time.

Our Mission
Our mission is to address issues affecting African American children and families by investing in programs and services that create a strong foundation for children to thrive long-term.

Our Impact
We invest in services, programs and organizations that focus on impacting the underlying issues affecting African American children and families.

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is an organization of mothers dedicated to raising the next generation of African American leaders while enhancing the lives of all children. We work to accomplish our mission through diverse programs focused on: leadership development; cultural exposure; community service; legislative advocacy; and philanthropic giving focused on African American families, education, health and wellness.

In support of these national goals the South Suburban Chicago Chapter continues to play a major role in our community. Since our chapter's inception in 1976, the JJSSCC has:

  • Raised over $400,000 to distribute to local community services and organizations, academic incentive grants to deserving students for college, grants for students to attend our college tours, and to our National Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Incorporated;
  • Contributed over 1,000 books to our community non-profit partner and supported the construction of their reading room;
  • Donated much needed clothing and toys during the holidays to local community partners;
  • Contributed over 1,000 volunteer hours in support of numerous community service efforts;
  • Executed quality programming for the community focused on stopping the violence, heath awareness, and bullying.

Your donation supports our commitment to support services, programs and organizations that address underlying causes of social problems affecting African American communities, families and ultimately children.

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