Evening of Impact will include hors d’oeuvres and food stations by Limelight Catering, dessert by Beavers Donuts, an open bar, a silent auction, music by Birds and B-Sides, and a moving program featuring Me Too founder and activist, Tarana Burke, and former RVA client and women’s mental health expert, Kelley Kitley. We look forward to celebrating an amazing year of progress towards ending sexual violence!


By supporting RVA at the Evening of Impact, you will demonstrate your commitment to a safer Chicago and an end to sexual violence.

Individual ticket (available until Wednesday, May 24): $175
Ticket at the door: $200
Reserved seating for a table of 10: $2,000


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.

Presenting: $25,000
Luminary: $10,000
Leader: $5,000
Benefactor: $2,500
Partner: $1,000

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.

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.

2018 Sponsors

Leader: $5,000
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Catharsis Productions
Carol and David Stone
Benefactor: $2,500
Elizabeth Beaudin
Chicago Says No More
Eileen Fisher

Beth Kallmyer
Partner: $1,000
Tracie Anderson
The Avery Payne Group
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Christal Henderson
Gibsons Restaurant Group
Grisko LLC
Hogsalt Hospitality Group

JB Pritzker
Melinda Holland and Michael Costello
MB Financial Bank
Denis Pierce
Ringold Financial Management
Watch Hill Therapy
McKaye Whiteside

Board of Directors

Tracie Anderson, Secretary
Tom Andreesen, Treasurer
Anne Biere, President
Julie Cameron

Christal Henderson
Beth Kallmyer, Vice President
Jackie Koesters
Bill Kral

Courtney Revis, JD
Carol Stone, AM, LSW
Nicole Sunderlin
McKaye Whiteside

For more information, please contact Erin Walton at ewalton@rapevictimadvocates.org.