Passion: Philanthropy

 

Superpower: Resourcefulness

 

Specialty: Systems strategist 

ABOUT

vau've Anais

Vau've is legacy driven, philanthropist, first generation entrepreneur, and founder of Official Anais Consulting, a firm specializing in brand planning, resource development and strategic marketing.

Her innate ability to connect people and concepts to achieve desired goals prompted Davis to launch Official Anais Consulting (formerly Official Anais PR) in 2010. The purpose of her firm is twofold: to elevate the brands of local entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits to national and international levels; and to give back to the community.

Davis’s “Charity Corner” blog and her annual toy drive are two of her most prized charitable projects. She understands that it is challenging for nonprofit entities to market their programs and good deeds effectively with small budgets and even smaller staffs; therefore, she features two organizations or charities bimonthly on her blog with the goal of giving them exposure and soliciting donations for causes that serve communities throughout Illinois and the Greater Chicagoland areas.

Additionally, for the past several years, Official Anais Consulting has hosted annual toy drives to support single mothers during Christmas, one of the hardest times of the year for some parents. Due to overwhelming need, the firm hosted two toy drives during the third and fourth years. Support for Davis’s charitable efforts was so great that she was also able to donate to organizations and single mothers from all over the U.S.

Davis has received several awards and recognitions for her professional and charitable contributions to local entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. In 2013, Official Anais PR was awarded the “Best Non-Profit PR and Event Planning Firm” by Black Celebrity Giving. The firm also received a “Humanitarian Award” from Fashion Arts & Humanitarian Fetes. Davis has been recognized as one of the “Most Powerful Women on the South Side of Chicago” for her contributions to the community.

In addition to her own ventures, Vau’ve serves on the Board of Charity Contributors of Chicago.

Education:

  • BS in Psychology/Minor in African American Studies – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Awards & Publications

  • 100 Ways To Make  A Difference Right Where You Are With What You Have

  • Co-Author, The Entrepreneur Within(Volume 3)

  • Chicago Community Trust “On The Table” grant recipient

  • Self-published author

  • Founder, Proviso East Class of 2003 Fund (scholarship)

  • 1 of 13 women selected for Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) sponsored “Creating IL Talent” Minority Women Entrepreneur Technology Cohort

  • “Best Non-Profit PR and Event Planning Firm” by Black Celebrity Giving

  • “Humanitarian Award” from Fashion Arts & Humanitarian Fetes

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