Philanthropy Meet and Greet from Emerge South Shore

By: Contributor Last Updated: August 18, 2011

Emerge-South-ShoreOn Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:00 pm Emerge South Shore is hosting a “Meet and Greet with Local Philanthropies” at Pass Times. Leaders from four Northwest Indiana non-profits will be invited to mix and mingle with our membership and give a presentation on how young professionals can get involved in local non-profits. Speakers for the evening are Steve Butera of St. Jude House, John Cain of South Shore Arts and Northwest Indiana Symphony, Bill Trowbridge of Opportunity Enterprises, and Harry Vande Velde of Legacy Foundation. Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP is sponsoring this event. RSVP on Facebook or email

Emerge South Shore’s mission is to identify the emerging leaders and young professionals of Northwest Indiana, connect them with each other and current leaders in the community, develop their ability to serve as community trustees, and engage them within the community. It is an initiative of the Legacy Foundation. A new organization, Emerge South Shore recently held a launch event in Crown Point in June, with over fifty attendees. The organization also completed a Habitat for Humanity build in East Chicago. Learn more about ESS by visiting them online at or checking them out on Facebook.