- Posted by Sarah Swiston
- On March 18, 2019
- Breakfast at Tiffany's, End Domestic Violence, Fashion Show, WINGS Fashion Show, WINGS Fundraiser
WINGS 12th Annual Fashion Show Draws 570 Attendees to End Domestic Violence
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
WINGS 12th Annual Fashion Show was a smashing success. On Sunday, March 3rd, 570 attendees and numerous sponsors raised over $300,000 towards the agency’s mission to provide housing, integrated services, education, and advocacy to end domestic violence.
This year’s highly anticipated event sold out two weeks before.
“We are so happy with the success of this year’s fashion show.
It was amazing to see how many people came out to support WINGS and embraced the Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme,” Nikki Katrodia, WINGS Manager of Special Events shares.
Upon arriving to Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre, Guests enjoyed a welcome drink donated by International House of Wine and Cheese, amazing raffle prizes, shopping with unique vendors that support WINGS Resale stores, and a delicious luncheon.
In recognition of International Women’s Day, volunteers passed out tulips from the Flower Studio to all of the women attendees. The energy of the room was electric during a fast-paced fund the need paddle raise.
One of the lucky attendees won the grand raffle prize…a trip for two to New York City which included airfare donated by JetBlue airlines, 3-night hotel stay, and a breakfast reservation at the Blue Box Café located inside the Tiffany & Co. flagship store.
However, the highlight of the event was WINGS one-of-a-kind fashion show featuring volunteers and WINGS graduates and their children.
“The children models really stole the runaway show and were definitely a crowd favorite,” Nikki says.
Thank you to the many sponsors, donors, attendees, and volunteers who made this year’s Fashion Show a memorable success, raising funds and awareness for WINGS comprehensive solutions to end domestic violence.
Special thanks to the Rhoades Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for providing a very generous grant!!
Thanks to our Sponsors:
- Renee Ford, PwC
- Barrington Bank and Trust Company, N.A
- Northwest Community Healthcare
- WT Group
- BMO Harris Bank
Thank you to our In-Kind Sponsors:
- International House of Wine and Cheese
- Keith Jones from Sayre and Jones Auctioneers
- Tricoci University of Beauty Culture
- Newport Promotions
- A Personal Touch DJ
- The Flower Studio
- Caramatt Photography
- Gosia Photography
- Sign Artist Inc.