BMW North America celebrated a special Sunday ‘brunch and ride’ for the fathers of the Jack and Jill Chicago Chapter at The Velvet Lounge. The Chicago Chapter of the national organization was formed in 1947 by a group of Chicago African American ‘matrons’  who set out to establish a mission to nurture and foster family values that would become the blueprint today. Many of the members today have grown up as children in the organization and now are parents and grandparents–raising the next generation. There are numerous chapters around the country as well as the Chicago and suburban region.

Hosted by  of Head of Multicultural Marketing and Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives of BMW of North America, Kevin Williams and Velvet Lounge owner, Kenny Johnson made sure there was plenty of fellowship, great food, Sunday basketball on the flat screens and test driving the latest BMW sedans and SUV’s around the South Loop neighborhood.

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1. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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2. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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3. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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4. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

Head of Multicultural Marketing and Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives, BMW of North America, Kevin and owner of The Velvet Lounge, Kenny Johnson.
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6. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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7. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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8. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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9. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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10. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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11. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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12. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

Dawn Hendricks-Millhouse and Kenny Johnson
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13. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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14. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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15. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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16. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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17. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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18. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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19. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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20. BMW North America Celebrates Dads of Chicago’s Jack and Jill Organization

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