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:
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 6:00-9:00pm
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 Ingredion 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:
136 N. Marion Street, Suite 201, Oak Park, Illinois 60301