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 Ticket: $175 (includes a raffle ticket)



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

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



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.



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.



Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton

Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton is excited to serve Illinois as the state’s 48th Lieutenant Governor.

As the first African American to hold this office, Stratton is passionate about equity and putting passion into government policy making.

Her portfolio includes leading the Justice, Equity and Opportunity Initiative, and chairing the Illinois Council on Women and Girls, the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council, the Military Economic Development Council and the Illinois Rivers Coordinating Council.

She is the chair of the R3 Board (Restore, Reinvest, Renew) and she co-chairs the Opioid Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee. Lieutenant Governor Stratton currently serves as treasurer of the National Lieutenant Governors Association.

Previously, Stratton represented the 5th District in the Illinois House of Representatives. Her first elected office was serving as Chair of the Kenwood Academy Local School Council.

As a lifelong advocate for youth and creating safe spaces for our young people, Lieutenant Governor Stratton is a restorative justice practitioner and trained peace circle keeper. She believes that where there is a void, we must take action to fill that need.

Stratton was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. She is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and DePaul University’s College of Law.

She and her husband Bryan live in the Bronzeville community and have four daughters.



Former Visionary Award Winner, Kenyette “Tish” Barnes

Kenyette Tisha Barnes is a political strategisty, lobbyist, mother, and CEO of Nia Vizyon, LLC, a social justice, consulting and political strategy lobbying firm; and the National Co-Founder of #MuteRKelly.

Barnes has worked as a public speaker, policy analyst, epidemiologist, community educator, and professional trainer.

Also known as the “Legislative Empress,” Kenyette is best known for her work with the Georgia General Assembly.  Her legislative work includes lobbying for HIV advocacy, anti-human trafficking, domestic violence, post-partum depression, special education, and voter’s rights.   She also is an active board member of Georgia Alliance for Social Justice.

Her academic credentials included Temple University, Cleveland State University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and The George Washington University.

Kenyette lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is the proud mom of three awesome humans (Rayne, Harper and Miles) and furbaby Lola.



The silent auction is live!

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

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.



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.



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 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

Jennifer and Garrett Glawe

Benefactor Sponsor

Elizabeth & Michael Beaudin
Dr. Crystal Clark
Christine Evans
Gene Halleran
Beth Kallmyer
Kate Meyer
Kate Migon
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Lauren Pesa
Katherine Stabler
McKaye Whiteside

Partner Sponsor

Sarah King
McCorkle Litigation Services
Gary and Vicki Pines
Pono Design Studio
Thompson Flanagan

Ambassador Sponsor

Romanucci & Blandin
Emily Zapotocny

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



5 Eye Studio by Maria Filar
Air Aerial Fitness
Alex’s Music Studio
Alliance Francaise
Altitude Chicago
Amour Salon Suites
Andersonville Massage
Anna Held Floral Studio
Anna Rae Art
Avondale Bowl
AVP Jewelry
Ballroom Dance Chicago
Bar Roma
Bon Femmes
Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe
Capital Genealogy
Carol’s Cookies
Chicago Athletic Clubs
Chicago Bears
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Fire
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago White Sox
Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
Chocolat Uzma
Classic Kids Photography
Court Theatre
CryBaby CBD
DineAmic Hospitality
Douglas J. Aveda Institute
Edgewater Candles
Escape Artistry
Fair Anita
Famous Dave’s
Fast Lane to Health
Fempress Fit
First Ascent Climbing
First Folio Theatre
Float Sixty
Flowers for Dreams
Fogo de Chão
Four Flowers Wellness
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Goodman Theatre
Great Lakes Tattoo
Half Birthday Chicago
Hubbard Street Dance
Humboldt House
Jaclyn Beattie Personal Styling
jookie, a portrait boutique
Joy & Magic
Kate Spade
Kendra Scott
Knit 1 Chicago
Knit Picks
Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures
Latin Rhythms
Learn Scuba Chicago
Legacy Taekwondo Academy
Let’s Roam
Lilia Sport Luxury
Lillstreet Art Center
Lost Lake
Lou Malnati’s
Malia Designs
Marriott Chicago Downtown
Mata Traders
Mazi Dance Fitness
Midheaven Acupuncture
Mur by Ayca
Penny’s Pastries
Pie, Pie My Darling
Pinot’s Palate – Logan Square
Prepped N’ Plated
PRP Wine International
Pulse Athletic Apparel
Red Hot Annie
Revolution Brewing
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Siskel Film Center
Six Flags
Soul Cycle
Tango 21
That’s My Jam
The Crayola Experience
The Escape Game
The Space LLC
Third Eye Theatre Ensemble
Tito’s Vodka
Untitled Supper Club
Vicinity Candles
Waterpop Art
Wines for Humanity
Women & Children First
Zanies Comedy Club

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