Date(s) - 11/08/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
River Forest Country Club
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Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away
Did you know that the first McDonald’s was actually an orange juice stand? And, despite Ray Kroc’s claim that he built the first McDonald’s in Des Plaines, IL in 1955, it’s simply not true! Otherwise, we’d be eating Big Kroc’s instead of Big Mac’s.
Let Jenny Riddle share more tidbits about Ray and Joan Kroc as she brings to life Lisa Napoli’s best-seller, RAY AND JOAN. Jenny, in the role of Joan Kroc, will give you many insights into the man who made the McDonald’s fortune and the woman (Joan) who gave it all away. Sure, Ray was a philanthropist who donated huge sums to medical research into diseases such as arthritis on the advice of his PR team! Hmmm. After Ray’s death, Joan gave away even huger sums to causes such as the anti-proliferation of nuclear weapons movement, the treatment of alcohol and AIDS, the establishment of Hospice Centers throughout the U. S., to name a few—and usually gifted anonymously. And what were Ray and Joan like as people?
Join Jenny for an entertaining and informative look into the lives of this power couple: RAY AND JOAN.