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Stay tuned! Our annual benefit, Ndajee, is every October. Check out the photos from our 2018 event below.


Thank you for making Ndajee a success!

We'd like to extend our immsense gratitude to everyone who attended, donated to, and supported Ndajee, WGEP's annual benefit for girls' education this year.

Thanks to the incredible WGEP family and dedicated advocates for women and girls, we were able to raise $160,000 for girls' education and leadership!

We've always said that it takes an entire community to truly make a difference. We are so honored that you are a part of ours. Thanks to you, more girls who would otherwise slip through the cracks due to early marriage, female genital mutilation, economic hardship or other reasons will be able to stay in school and thrive. Their futures will be their own to decide. Thank you for believing in them!

Click below for the 2018 Ndajee photo gallery by Eileen Molony Photography:

Executive Director Amy Maglio and dedicated advocate Sarah Miyata announce the Movement Makers campaign to raise $1M to reach 20,000 women and girls by 2021. Want to be a part of the movement? Contact us!

In case you missed it, here is the video interview of a former WGEP Kenya scholar by WBEZ's Jerome McDonnell that we showed on Monday night. Meet Aliana, then - and now:

When: Monday, October 29, 2018

Where: Salvage One
1840 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60622

Featuring an interview with Kenyan scholar Aliana by Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s Worldview

Honoring Nancy Juda, community activist for women and girls

Live music by The Jo Ann Daugherty Jazz Trio

Enjoy a selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres, wines and craft beers

Special thanks to our generous 2018 sponsors:

"PhD" Level Sponsors

Lucy & Peter Ascoli
Lynn Besser
Regina Bowgierd & John Kulczycki
Catherine & Jeff Cappel
Sarah Miyata & Stephen Weber

"University" Level Sponsors

Regine Corrado
Manaaki Foundation
Moller Family Foundation

"High School" Level Sponsors

Axxum Consulting
April & Paul Donnellan
Laura & Eric Jordahl
Nancy Juda & Jens Brasch
Marie & Jorge Olmos
Florence & Igor Playner
Polly & Ken Rattner
Ann Viernes & Frank Fletcher

"Middle School" Level Sponsors

Mimi & Bud Frankel
Suzanne & Daniel Kanter
Pascale & Thomas Kichler
Jennifer Kenoian
Leinenweber Baroni & Daffada LLC
Norma Maglio
Sarah McCarthy & Diarmaid Collins
Amanda & Chris Miller
Michele Moore & Family
Joan & Bruce Sherman
Adele Simmons
Julie Stagliano
Carol Wyant & Craig McGrath
Michael & Suzanne Wychocki

"Host" Level Sponsors

Alyssa F. Wright Consulting
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest
Deana Herrman
Katherine & Chuck Heller
Juliana Kerr
Paul Maglio & Teenie Matlock
Aimee Mills
Monika Taparia
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Bill Taylor
WGEP Young Professionals Board

Click below to see photos from Ndajee 2017: