Evening of Impact 2023


On behalf of our event Co-Chairs, Lucero Castellanos and Madeline Gryll, Resilience is thrilled to invite you to save the date for our largest and most celebrated event of the year, Evening of Impact 2023: We Are Resilient on September 28, 2023, at Galleria Marchetti.

Supporters, donors, community partners, allies, staff, volunteers, and more will come together to celebrate, socialize, and raise funds for Resilience. We’ll be joined by a variety of dynamic guest speakers to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dinner, a program, a silent auction, a raffle, a presentation of the Dr. Natalie A. Stephens Visionary Award, and more. All proceeds from Evening of Impact support Resilience’s vision of preventing sexual violence and providing client-centered and trauma-informed services so that these services remain completely free to survivors and their loved ones who come to Resilience to heal. This energetic evening will be full of hope, comradery, and optimism for what we can achieve together in this movement.

Our theme this year, “We Are Resilient”, honors our community’s ongoing and tireless support for survivors of sexual violence. In the face of much adversity over the years, including the pandemic and funding cuts, “We Are Resilient” speaks to Resilience’s unwavering commitment to empowering survivors and ending sexual violence. Together, our community of supporters accomplishes positive change for survivors because of our resilience.



Thursday, September 28, 2023
6pm – 9:30pm CT
Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St.
Cocktail/business attire

Accessibility:  To request an accommodation, or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Miranda Ehmke.

Safety:  Per CDC and the City of Chicago guidelines, masks and vaccinations are encouraged but not required.



We will have a collection of amazing items to bid on in our Silent Auction.  Make sure to check the link regularly, as new items will be added!

Please note that you do not need to purchase an Evening of Impact ticket to participate in the silent auction, but you will need to log in or create an account with GiveSmart.



For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Miranda Ehmke at mehmke@ourresilience.org.


You can donate to the Evening of Impact by clicking here.

Thank you for choosing to support Evening of Impact. We are so grateful for your support of sexual violence response and prevention services in Chicago, and we can’t thank you enough for being a part of this important event.



Every Evening of Impact ticket purchase includes the purchase of one raffle ticket.  Individual raffle tickets are $25 each.  



The Evening of Impact is Resilience’s largest annual gathering inviting donors, partners, friends, and allies to celebrate our impact in the lives of survivors and our continued work to create a world free of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. Proceeds from the evening go toward supporting Resilience’s programs and services, helping to ensure that survivors and their communities continue to have access to vital resources and a place to heal.


For more information: please contact Miranda Ehmke, Interim Director of Development.



Host Committee

Lucero Castellanos, Co-Chair
Madeline Gryll, Co-Chair
Mark Cohen
Kelley Kitley
Kate Meyer
Swathi Mothkur
Katherine Stabler


Silent Auction Committee

Jenny Zale, Chair


In-Kind Donors

Kelley Kitley
Wines for Humanity