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See us on the NBC Nightly News, June 2021

GiGi Gianni Wows the Crowd at Wrigley Field

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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!

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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

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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

Mom of the Month, Chicago Parent - Dec 2017

The Carousel of Possible Dreams - Oct 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Twin Cities opening (2012)

Syracuse opening (2012)

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

Herald News - Jan 2006

South Barrington Park District - May 2006

Daily Herald - June 2008

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! http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2009/Bright-Knights/Nancy-Gianni/