Thank you for making this year's Ndajee the best yet!
For 15 years, this event has enabled Chicagoans to thoughtfully engage in a global movement and this year's benefit was the largest yet! We had over 240 guests in attendance, had to the largest number of auction items and raised the most money ever! In fact, thanks to you - our incredible WGEP family - we have raised $166,280 and counting! We'd like to extend our immense gratitude to everyone who joined us, made a gift, donated an auction item and lent us your talent and time for the evening.
Thank you for helping us ensure that the most hard-to-reach girls receive the resources they need to get an education and be equipped with the confidence to make their own healthy life decisions.
Meet Our Honoree, Julie Stagliano!
This year, we were thrilled to honor longtime supporter, friend and our very own WGEP Board Member, Julie Stagliano, for her incredible commitment to our work. From organizing house parties, to hosting program staff in her own home, to traveling to Senegal to work with our local partners, Julie has helped WGEP grow in every imaginable way.
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!
PhD Sponsors Lucy & Peter Ascoli John Kulczycki Manaaki Foundation Sarah Miyata & Stephen Weber
University Sponsors Edelman Moller Family Foundation Marie & Jorge Olmos
High School Sponsors Axxum Consulting Lynn Besser April & Paul Donnellan Friedman Law Group Ingredion K&L Gates LLP Leinenweber Baroni & Daffada LLC K&L Gates LLP Amanda & Chris Miller Florence & Igor Playner Polly & Ken Rattner Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Middle School Sponsors Mimi Frankel Nancy Juda & Jens Brasch Suzanne and Daniel Kanter Jennifer Kenoian Pascale & Thomas Kichler Norma Maglio Teenie Matlock & Paul Maglio Sarah McCarthy & Diarmaid Collins Aimee & Joe Mills Michele Moore & Family Joan & Bruce Sherman Adele Simmons
Elementary Sponsors Daniel Casey & Dolores Connolly
Host Sponsors Alyssa F. Wright Consulting Benesch BNY Mellon Wealth Management Byline Bank Deana & Christopher Herrman Jim Mutchnik Thomas Rhodenbaugh Linda Schurman & Glenn Gerber Julie Stagliano Bill Taylor WGEP Young Professionals Board
Thank you to our Silent Auction Donors!
Alyssa F. Wright Consulting Andeana Hats Chicago Council on Global Affairs Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago White Sox Chicago Wolves Chill Meditation + Massage Yoga Diane Ciral City Winery Clear Perspective Advisors Divadend Shoes Dovetail Brewery Glimmer Hair Salon Mariam Huss Jeni's Ice Cream Joe Mills Art offrey Ballet John Hayley's Unbreakable Fitness Kane County Cougars Lou Malnati's Lula Cafe LuminAID Lynfred Winery
Museum of Contemporary Art
Mary Jane Neumann
New Robozo Restaurant
Ready for Yoga
Sugar Beet Food Co-op
Sugar Beet Schoolhouse
The Field Museum
Diane G. Wilson, LCPC, BCN
Wines For Humanity
Check out the photos from our 2019 event below! Special thanks to Lauren Wieczorek at Every Nothing Studios and Oriane Playner for capturing the evening!