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Spark 10

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Spark Ventures’ 10th Anniversary Celebration


Thursday, October 12, 2017 . 6-9pm


The Ivy Room
12 E Ohio St., Chicago


Emcee: Sonya Jackson

Event Chair: Lisa Madonia


Celebrating 10 years of incredible social impact in Zambia and Nicaragua, benefiting the lives of thousands.


Featuring Special Guests from Zambia AND Nicaragua


+ Announcement of a NEW Partner Location


Seated Dinner    •    Live Auction

Win a trip for 2 to visit our new partner!


Trip includes:

–  Meaningful engagement with community & local-leaders

–  Incredible natural beauty and cultural highlights

–  Accommodations in boutique hotels with exceptional meals


We can’t wait to introduce YOU to the newest Spark Ventures partner.

Meet Our Emcee: Sonya Jackson


Ms. Jackson is a leader in reputation management, giving and social impact. She is a self-described Executive Producer of ideas that matter and uses storytelling, media, technology and live experiences as a force for good. As Founder and Principal of Mantra For Good, Jackson unites people to collaborate on projects to improve humanity, build community and impact lives. She is also Founder and President of ReflectsUs Advisors, LLC, a management consulting company focused on strategy, corporate philanthropy, communications, executive coaching, relationship mapping and collaboration. Previously, Jackson led the foundations of United Airlines, BP, Sears and Sara Lee.

Meet Our Event Chair: Lisa Madonia


Lisa was born in Portland, Oregon and spent her later childhood in Carmel, Indiana. She is a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where she earned a B.A. in Economics/Business Administration and Psychology.


Lisa has worked as a senior broker and founding member at @ properties, Chicago’s top ranking real estate brokerage, for over 16 years. She has consistently ranked as one of @ properties top producers and has been recognized by the Chicago Association of Realtors for her sales volume. Her expertise includes marketing and sales of new construction developments, selling individual property listings, and helping buyers find that special home. Before entering the world of real estate, Lisa spent ten years at The Northern Trust Company as a large corporate commercial banker and financial analyst.


Lisa has lived in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago since 1999 and has two daughters. She enjoys keeping busy with her girls’ activities and school functions. She also has volunteered with several not-for-profit organizations. Lisa traveled with Spark Ventures to Zambia in 2017 and is eager to go back with her family.

Special Thanks to our Event Committee

Jeff Breaden
Laura Clemons
Julie Cook

Stephanie Farruggia
Jennifer Kim
Lorraine Loomis

Lisa Madonia
Alyson Marguerat
Andrea Moonsammy

Harriet Seymore
Cassi Wade
Kathy Wolf



Interested in sponsoring our 10th Anniversary Event?
Contact Arnold Duijzer ( for more info.