(En-DAH-jeeh) means “get together” in Wolof, one of the national languages of Senegal.
Join us from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 7 as we get together to celebrate the accomplishments of Women’s Global Education Project in educating girls.
To be a sponsor or purchase tickets, click here!
Location: North Pond Restaurant, 2610 North Cannon Drive, Chicago
Tickets: $150 each
Please RSVP by September 20th; tickets will be held at the door. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Enjoy a selection of seasonal canapés accompanied by featured wines and beer. Chef Bruce Sherman of North Pond, James Beard Award Winner, will generously host our celebration.
Guests of Honor
- Erin Sarofsky, co-director of the critically-acclaimed documentary Girl Rising, and creative director and owner, Sarofsky Corp.
- Jerome McDonnell, host Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview program
- Jerome McDonnell interview with Girl Rising Co-Director Erin Sarofsky
- Excerpts from Girl Rising documentary highlighted by stories of WGEP scholars
- Special selection of outstanding original artwork
- Dining, theater, sports tickets
- Unique crafts and items from around the world
Last year’s benefit a huge success, raising nearly $45,000 to educate and support rural girls in Senegal and Kenya. With your help we were able to provide critical services to over 670 girls, preventing them from dropping out and allowing them to thrive in school. Educating girls is one of the most effective ways to fight global poverty. With an education each one of our scholars will have a “ripple effect” in her family and community.
This year, our goal is to raise $50,000 in order to help 800 girls attend and succeed in school this fall. And with your help we can do it!
We’d also like to extend a big thank you to our sponsors:
University Graduate Sponsorship
High School Graduate Sponsorship
Michele Moore & Family
Lucy & Peter Ascoli
Middle School Graduate Sponsorship
Daphne & John Cunningham
Jenny & Chris Dunn
Norma & Phil Maglio
Sarah McCarthy & Diarmaid Collins
Katherine & Oliver Nicklin
Elementary School Graduate Sponsorship
April & Paul Donnellan
Regina Bowgierd & John Kulcyzcki
Nancy Juda & Jens Brasch
Lily Messih & Jeff Jacobson
To be a sponsor for this event, click here!