Karen Stefani

 

ABOUT KAREN

Anyone who knows me, knows I love to dance!  From the time I was a little girl I used to dance with my father.  He was a talented dancer and would dance at all the family parties.  A great teacher too as he taught me all the old classics including the Foxtrot, Waltz, Tarantella and of course the Disco during the 70’s dance craze.

For the last 12 years, I’ve loved watching ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and think about how much fun that would be!

Last November I received a message from Nan Giordano about being one of their, ‘Stars’ for the October fundraiser.  I ran through the full gamut of emotions which began with excitement and quickly turned to anxiety as I have terrible stage fright.  Initially, I was hesitant to respond but Nan reached out again in January and I agreed.  Upon meeting Nan and all the dancers, I had a feeling of calmness and quickly felt right at home.  I’m thrilled to participate and excited to contribute to such an amazing and worthy cause.  Giordano Dance Chicago contributes so much to the youth of Chicago and helping Children’s causes is something I take great pride in.

Karen, her husband Phil and the Stefani family of restaurants are a cornerstone in Chicago for nearly 40 years.  Today, along with her daughter Gina, Karen owns & operates INSPIRED Catering & Events which specializes in weddings, corporate events & fundraisers throughout Chicagoland.