Causes to donate $5,000 to match Chicago Mayor-elect’s charitable donation
Posted Mar 02, 2011 by Jen Burton
We hope you’ll join us as Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel hands Dan Sinker a check made out to Young Chicago Authors, and we make a $5,000 donation to Support Young Chicago Authors live on WLS 890AM today at 3PM PST.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel challenges Twitter impostor
A couple weeks ago, Rahm Emanuel (way back when he was just a candidate and not Chicago’s Mayor-elect), made an offer to the then unknown person behind the @mayoremanuel Twitter account: the real Rahm Emanuel would make a $5,000 donation to charity if the account’s author would come forward.
Then, when Rahm Emanuel was elected to be the next Mayor of Chicago, @mayoremanuel bid his farewells without revealing himself. But, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to sweeten the deal and made an offer to match Mayor-elect Emanuel’s donation late last week in hopes that the combined $10,000 donation to charity would inspire the impostor come out.
Then it happened. On Monday, The Atlantic posted their exclusive interview with the account’s author, Dan Sinker (of, among other things, Punk Planet fame) and suddenly one non-profit organization was about to land $10k in donations thanks to the work of the hilarious, yet foul-mouthed, impostor.
Thanks to Dan Sinker, Young Chicago Authors will have $10k in new donations as they work to transform the lives of young people by cultivating their voices through writing, publication, and performance education. Well played, Sinker, well played. Also: punk as f**k.