Join Us

Our annual fundraiser, Soirée in the City, is Thursday, June 1st from 6:00pm-10:00pm at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago’s West Loop, 401 N. Morgan Street. Soirée in the City will host more than 300 local leaders, philanthropists, activist and urban professionals to raise funds to support RVA’s programs and services that are available free of charge to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones, as well as community education and advocacy programs. Guests will enjoy a special evening of delicious bites, tasty desserts, and refreshing libations, music by DJ Lady D, a silent auction with unique items and experiences, and a compelling program that speaks to our commitment to sexual assault survivors. Click here to purchase your tickets or purchase reserved VIP lounge seating! #SoiréeWithRVA!

We are excited to announce Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino as the 2017 Dr. Natalie A. Stephens Visionary Award recipients! This award was named for RVA’s founder and recognizes the work of far-sighted leaders who have made a powerful and lasting impact on the issue of sexual violence in Chicago and beyond. Annie and Andrea are co-authors of the book, We Believe You, co-founders of End Rape on Campus and featured survivors in the documentary, “The Hunting Ground,” which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. We are looking forward to honoring these two visionaries at this year’s event!

Ways to Get Involved


Early Bird (through May 1st): $125
Regular (after May 1st): $150
At the Door: $175

Click here to purchase your tickets!

Lounge Seating

Early Bird (through May 1st): $1,200
Regular (after May 1st): $1,400
Not available at the door

Click here to purchase reserved VIP lounge seating for up to 8 guests!


RVA offers sponsorships that include event attendance, recognition at the event and more. A sponsor at any level receives seating. Our sponsorships range from $500 – $10,000. Your generous support through a sponsorship enables RVA to continue to provide programs and services to sexual assault survivors free of charge. By purchasing a sponsorship, you will:

  • emphasize your brand to event attendees;
  • show your commitment to an organization that has served sexual assault survivors for 42 years; and
  • gain exposure for your company through widespread media coverage.

Click here to sponsor our event.

2017 Sponsors

Presenting $10,000
The Henderson Family

Luminary $5,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Catharsis Productions
Consolidated Trading
Kristie Paskvan

Champion $2,500
C+R Research Services
Melinda Holland & Michael Costello

Hero/ine $1,500
Eileen Fisher
Kelly Kitley
The Pierce Family Foundation & Denis Pierce

Supporter $500
Aaron’s Apothecary
Joy Airaudi
Andrea Bauer
Lisa Lanier
Revis Family Law, LLC
Ringold Financial
Carol Stone
Jennifer Sulentic
McKaye Whiteside

Silent Auction

RVA is fortunate to have an expansive silent auction that includes a variety of price points. Some high-demand items include:

  • Special dining experiences
  • Weekend getaways – local or national
  • Travel throughout the United States
  • Sports tickets
  • Theater tickets
  • Distinctive liquor
  • Popular electronic items

Interested in supporting RVA by donating items for our Soirée in the City 2017 Silent Auction? Download the silent auction donation form here.

Fund Our Mission

Fund Our Mission is a special opportunity to make an impact on the lives of survivors of sexual violence. Each dollar raised through this part of the program goes to ensure that we can continue to offer services free of charge to survivors and their loved ones, including 24-hour crisis response to our 14 partner hospitals, legal advocacy, counseling, support groups and more. Can’t make it to the Soirée? You can still Fund Our Mission without being present at the event by making a donation of any amount.