For the past several years, I have served on the RefugeeOne gala planning committee. I used to work for the organization, doing fundraising and event planning. After seeing the incredible work done with the hands of the employees and volunteers, the organization holds a special place in my heart. "RefugeeOne is a refugee resettlement agency that provides a full range of services to refugees resettled in the Chicago area." Though I no longer work for them, I now volunteer with them to plan and coordinate an event that raises vital funds and educates the community.
The event, held at VenueOne in the West Loop this past year, included six hours of fun, education and fundraising. It included a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner reception, program and a live band with dancing.
The evening was charged with a positive energy fueled by the guests of honor and amazing entertainment. The Eli's Cheesecake Company donated a scrumptious dessert bar, and the dance floor was filled up until the last moments - such a great event for an amazing cause! Photography by Nicholas James Photography.