Foundation of artists mentored in entertainment
We provide young, deserving Chicagoland performers with funding and mentorship to advance their artistic careers
We believe 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 and this is why she founded F.A.M.E.
Inspired by her mother’s words, “Never give up your dream,” Lily 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
F.A.M.E. in the media
F.A.M.E. is going on seven years of hosting fundraisers in the community and with the help and support of our media partners we are able to share our success with the community.
Our media partners help promote our cause and push our mission forward. We are always interested in involving the media in any of our events. If you are interested in becoming a media partner with F.A.M.E. please contact us at email@example.com.
annual f.a.m.e. fundraisers
F.A.M.E. holds multiple fundraisers throughout the year. The events are held in spring and fall with the spring event surrounding the F.A.M.E. talent competition finale.
This year F.A.M.E. is proud to present "A Dinner Dance Gala." The gala will be held at the Chicago Yacht Club Belmont, 300 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, Illinois. This night of dinner and dancing will be the finale of F.A.M.E.’s 2018 Annual Talent Competition awarding $2,400 worth of prize money and mentorship valued at $1,000.
F.A.M.E. is proud to announce four influential judges for this year’s finale. These judges include celebrity media contributor, Candace Jordan, Michael McStraw (Executive Director of Nan Giordano), David O’Connor (Owner/Director of O’Connor Casting Company) and Denise Tomasello, known as the Queen of Chicago’s Cabaret. The MC for the night will be notorious Chicago comedian Kelsie Huff.
remembering an evening of F.A.M.E.
“An Evening of F.A.M.E.” was more than just a fundraiser, it was an evening dedicated to celebrating the talent that abounds in Chicago.
At the gala, F.A.M.E. awarded 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 any F.A.M.E. galas, aspiring artists audition go through multiple open calls, callbacks and rehearsals. This ensures the F.A.M.E. team has the most talented and driven performers 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. F.A.M.E. hopes to fulfill the dreams of young artists who may otherwise have gone unnoticed.
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.