NDAJEE 2013!

(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

Silent Auction

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

Lynn Besser

High School Graduate Sponsorship

Roger Brownworth

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

Julie Stagliano

Lily Messih & Jeff Jacobson

Bill Taylor


To be a sponsor for this event, click here!


August 7th, 2013