Thank you for celebrating RefuSHE’s 10 years of impact in the lives of refugee girls and young women.

On April 12th, 2018 at the Chicago Cultural Center over 250 guests attended a one-of-a-kind runway show featuring looks created with fabric made in RefuSHE's social enterprise, a program that fosters leadership and business skills through the design and production of hand-dyed fabrics and scarves. Our most successful to date, this year’s gala was an incredible start to our 2018 celebration of our Decade of Impact. We raised over $190,000 to continue our work protecting, nurturing, and empowering refugee girls.


Presenting Sponsor

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Media Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

Julie Christopher

Bronze Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors


This event is made possible by our incredible supporters:

Event Chair: Kristen Field 

Fashion Director: Nena Ivon

Event Planner: Stephanie Juckem

Host Committee: Jailan Adly, Trayce Biancalana, Walt Eckenhoff, Chris & Scott Gordon, Bridget Halanski, Sheila King, Shermin & Stuart Kruse, Daphne Ortiz, Anne Ream, Colbey Reid, Natalia Sanfratello, Sally Schwartz, Brian Smith,  Alyssa Wright, and Britt Yackey

Influencers: Julia Daoud, Simply Jules; Monika Dixon, Monika Dixon PR; Aimara Mayorca, Ways of Style; Ceta Walters, Clark and Stone; and Jennifer Worman, Red Soles and Red Wine 

Planning Committee: Anna Bayaraa, Ariana Erickson, Anissa Hajaree, Colette Henderson, Jaime Klaus, Amanda Lester, Leticia Quinones, Alisa Roadcup, Shruti Sharma, Megan Sidhu, Mesilla Smith, Kavita Sood, and Lucy Yeatman