Media Links

For general media inquiries about GiGi’s Playhouse, invitations for appearances by GiGi and Nancy, and for information on how brands can connect with families nationwide: please contact and someone will respond within one business day.

GiGi Gianni Wows the Crowd at Wrigley Field

ABC Chicago

CBS2 Chicago Full Story

Check out GiGi's being featured on the Today show!

Natalie Bomke from Good Day Chicago stops by to learn about GiGiFIT and how important it is for individuals with Down syndrome!

Check out our video
on Popsugar's Facebook page!


Watch the video to see Nancy Stinger- Gianni and this amazing honor GiGi's Playhouse. Thank you to Ford Motor Company , Steve Harvey and Kym Whitley and the crew at Steve Harvey TV for recognizing Nancy and donating to this important international organization helping children with Down syndrome and their families while fostering love and acceptance for all! #generationG #grateful #steveharvey #gigisplayhouse #inspired

GiGi's Playhouse TV Coverage

Hoffman Estates Nonprofit Wants Netflix Special Removed Over Slur -NBC Chicago

Cafe Allows Adults With Down Syndrome To Learn Career Skills, March 2017

WGN's Ana Belaval with Around Town visit GiGi's Playhouse, Jan 2017

Suburban Mom Heads First 'GiGi's Playhouse' in Hoffman Estates NBC Chicago (Feb 2017)

Good Day Chicago - Gigi and Nancy Gianni Talk with FOX News about Down Syndrome Acceptance Month (October 2016)

Windy City Live (July 2016)

Nancy Gianni Named 2016 CNN Hero - June 2016

New playhouse for individuals with Down syndrome opens - June 2016

GiGi's Playhouse Opens in the Triangle to Aid Those With Down Syndrome (RALEIGH), June 2016

GiGi’s Playhouse is coming to Tampa, June 2016

GiGi's Playhouse Expanding (Rockford), Jan 2016

GiGi's Playhouse: Down Syndrome Developmental Center opens Sunday (Fort Wayne), Jan 2016

First Down Syndrome Achievement Center Opens in North Dakota, Sept 2015

Chicago Tonight, June 2015

Comcast PSA A Place to Belong. July 2014

NBC National! Helping those with Down syndrome reach their highest potential. Dec 2013

ABC GiGi's Playhouse expands. Oct 20, 2013


GiGi's Playhouse: The First Year - Twin Cities

GiGi's Playhouse Coming To El Paso

Special guests visit GiGi's Playhouse in Cicero

Today Show! Sept 13, 2013

GiGi's Playhouse expands services to people with Down syndrome on 10th anniversary (Oct 27)

GiGi's Playhouse Expands - Aug 2013

ABC7 - Couple with Down syndrome celebrates Valentine's Day (2013)

FOX 5 - Disney on Ice help kids feel like stars (oct 2012)

I have a voice Gallery (oct 2012)

Syracuse GiGi's Opens! (Nov 2012)

WHOTV  13 - A local program is giving some special kids a change at normal (March 2012)

CBS2 - Rob Johnson reporting on GiGi's Playhouse (2012)

Twin Cities Opening (2012)

KSTP news - Twin Cities Opening (2012)

ABC 7 news story (August 2011) GiGi's Playhouse raises awareness of Down Syndrome

ABC 7 news story (August 2008) Channel 7

ABC 7 news clip (July 2006) PDF


WGCI-FM, Chicago 107.5 FM: interview with Nancy Gianni

Voice America Radio - A Hero’s Journey: Nancy Gianni, Founder GiGi’s Playhouse  (October 2016)

WBEZ - GiGi's Playhouse gives teens with Down Syndrome their moment in the spotlight

Backyard and Beyond with Lavon Eblen on KJAN in Atlantic, Iowa  (5-15-13)


Nancy & GiGi on the Steve Cochran Show to share how Netflix Comedian has crossed the line to hate speech. 

GiGi's Playhouse, resource for Down syndrome, celebrates Fort Myers opening - July 2017

Gala raises $600,000 for GiGi's Playhouse - April 2017

GiGi’s Playhouse Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day - March 2017

Mom of the Month, Chicago Parent - Dec 2017

The Carousel of Possible Dreams - Oct 2016

Senator McConchie Commnity Spotlight - October 2016

My Social Good - Gigi’s Playhouse Experiences Unprecedented Growth (October 2016)

Chicago Parent Magazine -The Local Mom Superhero (October 2016)

Daily Herald -  Harvey Surprises Founder of GiGi’s Playhouse (September 2016)

Chicago Tribune - Shepard Dance Team Helps Change Down Syndrome Awareness (October 2016)

Daily Herald - GiGi's Playhouse Marks Down Syndrome Acceptance Month (October 2016)

Chicago Tribune -  GiGi's Playhouse Marks Down Syndrome Acceptance Month (October 2016)

Chicago Woman -  Spreads News about Gigi’s Re Grand Opening (October 2016)

Chicago Parent - Oct 17, 2016

Village of Hoffman Estates honors GiGi's Playhouse and its founder - July 2016

‘Dash’ Participants Rave About Rosemont - June 2016

GiGi's Playhouse founder Nancy Gianni named CNN Hero - June 2016

Founder of GiGi's Playhouse Named CNN Hero- June 2016

GiGi’s Playhouse honored at Barrington Area Community Foundation Banquet - Jan 2016

Daily Herald Coverage of Hugs and Mugs Opening - Feb 2014

GiGi's Playhouse Celebrates Opening of New Achievement Center - Oct 27, 13

New GiGi's Playhouse underway; donations still needed - Oct 5, 13

GiGi's Playhouse expands services to people with Down syndrome on 10th anniversary - Aug 25, 2013

One diagnosis makes all the difference - Aug 6, 2013

GiGi's Playhouse opens in the Twin Cities (March 2013)

GiGi's Playhouse helps SSC Girl Achieve literacy, lifestyle goals (Feb 2013)

Syracuse Women (Jan 2013)

Southtown Star - Oak Forest Opening (Dec 2012)

Gallery of voices at TRMC (Dec 2012)

Quad City times - Playhouse open in Moline (Oct 2012)

New Jordan Creek Mall murals (September 2012)

Gallery at West Des Moines Mall to Tell Story of Down Syndrome in the Metro (Sept 2012)


Twin Cities opening (2012)

Oak Forest Opening (Patch 2012)

Syracuse opening (2012)

Daily Herald - Life not the same for Hoffman Mother as GiGi's Playhouse expands  (2012)

Sioux City's GiGi's Playhouse supports those with Down syndrome (2011)

(articles below are saved as PDF files)

Photo exhibition gives Down syndrome awareness a voice - Nov 09

Herald News - Jan 2006

Enterprise - April 2005

Plainfield Sun - April 2005

South Barrington Park District - May 2006

The Grand Life - May 2007 (pg 24)

Daily Herald - June 2008

i have a voice gallery opening at Lutheran General Hospital, click here

Traveling Gallery PSAs

PSA-1(30sec)|PSA-2(60 secs)


Chicagoan of the Year! Congratulations, Nancy!!

Founder of GiGi's Playhouse, Nancy Gianni, has been voted as a Chicagoan of the Year. Nancy's dedication to making the world a better place for all individuals with Down syndrome is obvious to all who know her. Her inspiration comes from her beautiful daughter GiGi and her passion has inspired many to spread positive awareness about Down syndrome in their communities. Click on the following link and scroll down to hear how Nancy channeled her passion into an unstoppable mission that has spread throughout the nation!