Last week Daphne Willis, the incredible songstress (think female Jack Johnson) performed (barefoot!) at SPACE in Evanston to a packed house. Five of us from The Generation Project's summer intern team, plus founder Jessica Rauch, attended the show and were blown away -- not only by Daphne's beautiful voice and engaging presence but by her incredible generosity. At the show Daphne kicked off a long-term partnership with The Generation Project, encouraging her fans to give back through our organization and committing to giving gifts at numerous future shows. Her first gift through The Generation Project will be an acoustic guitar for a budding musician. Such a perfect example of how someone can use their deepest passion to make a very real difference in the life of a child growing up in poverty.
Sincerest thanks to Daphne from all of us at The Generation Project! We are so excited to continue collaborating with you to expand opportunities for kids in need!!
Check out Daphne's website here. And see pics from the concert below and after the jump. Sincerest thanks to Justin Barbin, our amazing photographer!
The team with Daphne after the show! From left to right: Janice, Matt, Tricia, Jessica, Daphne, Lee, and Andrea (wearing Daphne's sweet goggles). More...