don't miss our signature event of the year!

story slam: Farther Foundation’s Annual Benefit and Celebration

Thursday, oct. 11th, 7:00–10:00pm

Fitzgerald’s Nightclub
6615 W. Roosevelt Rd. Berwyn, IL

Hear stories of discovery, adventure and mishap told by consummate storytellers.
Enjoy food, drink and the company of friends.
Win fun and exciting raffle prizes.
Support our hard-working and deserving students.

Tickets start at $50 and include admission, food and entertainment. Purchase tickets below or contact us at (708)497-7240 or See you there!


Our host and featured storytellers

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Matt Baron - host

Matt is a self-described “recovering journalist.” He reported for the Chicago Tribune, Time, USA Today, and Sports Illustrated for Kids. Along the way, he developed a mathematical literacy training program for journalists and a baseball statistic (the Home Run Power Ratio). He is the principal of Inside Edge: Public Relations & Media Services. 


Dag Juhlin

Dag has founded and/or played with  bands including The Slugs, Poi Dog Pondering,The Greenwoods, Expo'76 and Sunshine Boys. He has also worked, played and performed with Steve Dahl.

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Isaiah Makar

Isaiah is the Oak Park Education Foundation’s Spoken Word Coordinator, Spoken Word Teaching Artist at Percy
Julian Middle School and  an Arts Education panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts. ISAIAH MĀKAR LLC provides spoken word professional development workshops for employees to learn how to apply creative
communication mechanics from poetry to cultivate an engaging workplace environment.

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Britt julious

Britt is a writer, essayist, and storyteller with work featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Esquire, ELLE, and others. She currently pens a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune and contributes monthly to Chicago Magazine. She’s working on a collection of essays about overcoming trauma.

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Nancy Baker

Nancy is the Executive Director of the Evanston Work Ethic Program, and former College Counselor for LINK Unlimited and Chicago Scholars. She has been a high school English instructor and a marketing professional for Boca Burger, Inc., Kraft Foods, and Arthur Andersen.  She enjoys being a mentor, writing and performing short stories at Here:Say in Traverse City, Michgan, travel, and putting a pastry chef certification to use for family and friends.