Foundation of artists mentored in entertainment
Provide young, deserving Chicagoland performers with funding and mentorship to advance their artistic careers
Too many performers give up on their dreams, not because they lack talent or drive but because they lack financial support and dedicated mentors.
Lily Liu, President of Lily’s Talent Agency, knows this firsthand, it's why she founded F.A.M.E.
Inspired by her mother’s words, “Never give up your dream,” Liu made it her life's goal that no one should ever have to.
Liu is lucky to have F.A.M.E.’s board of directors in her corner. This diverse team of experienced professionals are dedicated volunteers who mentor artists all while hosting multiple fundraising events each year.
Since 2010, F.A.M.E. has attracted scores of followers who support this mission by attending its annual fundraising event in November and its annual “An Evening of FAME” talent competition.
The Foundation of Artists Mentored in Entertainment (F.A.M.E.) is a NFP 501 C3 organization
An Evening of F.A.M.E.
The annual “An Evening of F.A.M.E.” is more than just a fundraiser, it's an evening dedicated to celebrating the talent that abounds in Chicago.
At the gala, F.A.M.E. awards grants to two finalists in the singing and dancing categories. In addition, judges award the coveted mentorship.
F.A.M.E. mentors dedicate time each year educating, training, and assisting the artists in becoming more marketable and successful.
Before the annual gala, aspiring artists audition via several open calls, callbacks and rehearsals before final selections are made, ensuring the most talented and driven performers are chosen for this life-changing opportunity.
Celebrity judges include accomplished singers and dancers. They are selected and screened carefully to avoid any conflicts of interest.
Each competition season requires time, dedication, and commitment from the volunteer board and members. Fulfilling the dreams of young artists who may otherwise have gone unnoticed is its own huge reward for all of us at F.A.M.E.
The Foundation of Artists Mentored in Entertainment, (F.A.M.E.), is a registered 501(c)3 organization since 2010. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent the law allows.