Evening of Impact will include hors d’oeuvres and food stations by Limelight Catering, an open bar, a silent auction with a variety of experiences and prizes, and a moving program featuring former RVA client and women’s mental health expert, Kelley Kitley. Our Honorary Chair, Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich, will also share a special SNL video created exclusively for this event during the program. We look forward to taking action with you to prevent sexual violence and support survivors!
By supporting RVA at the Evening of Impact, you will demonstrate your commitment to a safer Chicago and an end to sexual violence.
Early Bird (through April 1st): $150
Regular (April 2nd): $175
Benefits of sponsorship include event exposure to more than 350 prominent individuals, publicity through multiple pre-event marketing opportunities and post-event audience impressions, as well as reserved seating at the event. We are happy to work with you to publicize your support of RVA.
Visionary Award: Tarana Burke
RVA is standing with the #MeToo movement and honoring founder and activist Tarana Burke, with the Dr. Natalie A. Stephens Visionary Award. The Visionary Award, named in honor of our founder, recognizes the work of far-sighted leaders who have made a powerful and lasting impact on the fight to end sexual violence. Tarana has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and to laying the groundwork for the “me too” movement, helping survivors, particularly young women of color from low-income communities, find pathways to healing. In December of 2017, Tarana, along with other “me too” activists, were chosen as TIME’s Person of the Year for their courage.
Honorary Chair: Katie Rich
Katie Rich is a writer, actress, and activist, and currently writes for Saturday Night Live. Katie attended Northwestern University before joining Chicago’s Second City Touring Company. She was promoted to the Second City Mainstage where she wrote and performed three reviews, including the critically acclaimed “South Side of Heaven.” Second City is where Katie began her work as a corporate trainer, helping companies like Boeing and Proctor & Gamble build teamwork, develop ideas, and boost public speaking confidence. Katie has performed all over the world, starred in movies and commercials, and is an award-winning copywriter.
Featured Speaker: Kelley Kitley
Kelley Kitley is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault as a random act of violence on the streets of Chicago. After the attack, Kelley arrived to the Emergency Room where an advocate from RVA met her. She comforted and guided her through the initial trauma and connected her to therapeutic services to begin treatment. For this, Kelley is forever grateful. She’s a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been inspiring others to heal for the past fifteen years. She now owns Serendipitous Psychotherapy, LLC on The Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. Kelley is a sought after international women’s mental health expert and author of an autobiography of survival, ‘MY self’ and has appeared in over 100 publications, podcasts, live news, and radio including WGN, NBC, The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Self, Shape, and as a columnist for Fitness Magazine, Recovery Connection, and Thrive Global. Kelley has shared her experience, strength, and hope on national media outlets such as Dr. Oz and as a TEDx speaker.
Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!
Carol and David Stone
The Avery Payne Group
Hogsalt Hospitality Group
MB Financial Bank
Ringold Financial Management