Vau've Anais Davis
Vau’ve Anais Davis, Founder of Official Anais PR, a Chicago-based public relations consulting firm, is an-award winning philanthropist and first generation entrepreneur who aspires to build a brand legacy through business development and community service.
Her innate ability to connect people and concepts to achieve desired goals prompted Davis to launch Official Anais PR in 2010. The purpose of her firm is two-fold: to elevate the brands of local entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits 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 bi-monthly on her blog with the goal of giving them exposure and soliciting donations for causes which serve communities throughout Illinois and the Greater Chicagoland areas.
Additionally, for the past three years Official Anais PR 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 year. Support for Davis’s charitable efforts was so great that she was also able to donate to a mentoring organization as well as a domestic violence shelter in Englewood.
In September 2013, Davis launched the Shark Tank Social, “…one of Chicago's hottest events", according to The Examiner. Highly regarded by Chicago influencers, community leaders and entrepreneurs, this monthly networking event connects budding entrepreneurs and other professionals who may have a business idea that they want to pitch to investors. Davis has received several awards and recognitions for her professional and charitable contributions to local entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profit organizations. In 2013, Official Anais was awarded the “Best Non-Profit PR and Event Planning Firm” by Black Celebrity Giving. The firm also received a “Humanitarian Award from the Fashion Arts and Humanity Fete. Davis has also been recognized as one of the “Most Powerful Women on the South Side of Chicago” for her contributions to the community.