Evening of Impact: A Journey of Resilience


On behalf of our event Co-Chairs Dr. Crystal Clark and Kate Migon, we invite you to join us for Resilience’s Evening of Impact on Wednesday, October 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Galleria Marchetti. Guests will have the choice to attend either in person or virtually. Proceeds of Evening of Impact go towards providing our services, which are 100% free for survivors and their loved ones.

This year’s theme, A Journey of Resilience, honors the resilience that we constantly witness survivors embody, and also the collective journey of resilience that we’ve all embarked on during the challenges of the past year and a half. After a period of so much isolation, and many additional barriers to receiving help, it has been an extraordinary journey for survivors. We hope Evening of Impact can be a time of healing for those impacted by sexual violence and time for our community to be together, reflect, celebrate and connect through our shared support.   



Registration is now open!

Click here to purchase tickets or sponsorships for Evening of Impact.

Individual Early Bird Ticket: $150 (includes a raffle ticket)



Wednesday, October 27, 2021
6pm – 9pm CT
Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St.

Safety:  All attendees of Evening of Impact must be fully vaccinated.  Masks will be required per CDC and the City of Chicago guidelines.



Keynote Speaker, Dr. Candice Norcott

Candice Norcott, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, national consultant, and public speaker.  Dr Norcott is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Connecticut and completed her pre and post-doctoral work in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University.

Dr. Norcott works as an Assistant Professor and co-Director of the OBGYN Mental Health Program at the University of Chicago.  In this role, her work encompasses providing trauma, gender, and culturally-responsive psychiatric services to patients referred by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She is also the Director of GME Well-Being for the University of Chicago where she brings her trauma-informed approach to resident physician well-being.

Dr. Norcott speaks internationally on issues related to trauma, gender and race.  She was featured on the Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” and is a recurring guest on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk as an expert discussing the impact of sexual abuse on girls and young women, and the intersection of race.  Throughout her career, Dr. Norcott has been committed to trauma-informed and gender-responsive services for girls and women, minority advancement in psychology, and cultural responsiveness in the health field.



Dr. Crystal Clark and Kate Migon

Resilience Board directors Dr. Crystal Clark and Kate Migon are thrilled to serve as Co-Chairs for this year’s Evening of Impact.



Click here for a full list of sponsor benefits.

To receive full sponsor benefits, please return your sponsorship form by October 8, 2021. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amy O’Keeffe at aokeeffe@ourresilience.org.


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

Thank you for choosing to support Evening of Impact: A Journey of Resilience. 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.



A full list of our auction items will be available soon!

You can register to participate in our silent auction, view items, and bid on items! Be sure to check the link regularly as we add more exciting items to our silent auction.



Every Evening of Impact ticket purchase includes the purchase of one raffle ticket.  Individual raffle tickets are $50 each.  Enter to win one of three amazing prizes!

  • Apple AirPods
  • $100 worth of wine
  • $100 Lettuce Entertain You gift card



The Dr. Natalie A. Stephens Visionary Award recognizes the work of far-sighted leaders who have made a powerful and lasting impact on the movement to end sexual violence. The award is named in honor of our late founder, Dr. Natalie A. Stephens, who, together with ten medical and nursing students, founded Rape Victim Advocates in 1974. Resilience is honored to celebrate Jean Cozier at Evening of Impact.

Visionary Award Recipient, Jean Cozier

Jean Cozier is an incredibly active, generous, and passionate supporter of Resilience and has dedicated her life to the fight against sexual violence. Through various channels, projects, and organizations, she shows up ready to help. Throughout her life, Jean has connected survivors to needed resources in countless ways.

Jean is a writer, musician, and sexual abuse survivor who worked for over thirty years as a writer/producer in Chicago’s corporate communications community. After closing her business in 1998 she established the Judith Dawn Memorial Fund for the Arts and then founded Awakenings, a Chicago nonprofit whose mission is to make visible the creative expression of survivors of sexual violence. She is also the author of the books “Dear Judith: A Portrait of Survival” and “Heavy Metal: A Song of Healing,” and the creator of a one-woman musical show “Turning the Pages” about her personal healing through writing and music.



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 Amy O’Keeffe, Director of Development.

Our Evening of Impact website banner is designed by Pono Design Studio.


Leader Sponsor

Fifth Third Bank

Benefactor Sponsor

Beth Kallmyer
Kate Meyer
Lauren Pesa
McKaye Whiteside

Partner Sponsor

Pono Design Studio

Ambassador Sponsor

Jennifer and Garrett Glawe

Design Sponsor

To become a sponsor for the Evening of Impact, please contact Amy O’Keeffe at aokeeffe@ourresilience.org.



To become an in-kind sponsor of Evening of Impact, please contact Amy O’Keeffe at aokeeffe@ourresilience.org.



Dr. Crystal Clark, Co-Chair (Board Member)
Kate Migon, Co-Chair (Board Member)
Jen Glawe
Sarah King (Associate Board President)
Alexandra Musgrove (Associate Board Member)
Katherine Stabler



Lauren Pesa, President
Jonathan Center, Vice President
Eugene Halleran, Treasurer
Kate Meyer, Treasurer
Dr. Crystal Clark, MD, MSc
Kate Migon
Shonda Nelson
Sarah Wallace
McKaye Whiteside



Jennifer Zale, Chair
Andrea King
Megan Lawlor
Alexandra Musgrove
Molly Nugent
Olivia Weyers



Alliance Francaise
Altitude Chicago
Avondale Bowl
Ballroom Dance Chicago
Chicago Fire
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
Court Theatre
First Ascent Climbing
First Folio Theatre
Goodman Theatre
Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures
Latin Rhythms
Learn Scuba Chicago
Let’s Roam
Lou Malnati’s
Marriott Chicago Downtown
Pinot’s Palate – Logan Square
PRP Wine International
Revolution Brewing
Siskel Film Center
Soul Cycle
Wines for Humanity
Zanies Comedy Club

To donate an item, experience, or gift to our silent auction, please contact Miranda Ehmke at mehmke@ourresilience.org.