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Join us for a night of fashion and philanthropy with a runway show highlighting Heshima Kenya's social enterprise, The Maisha Collective.

Chicago designers will be tasked to create a unique look that incorporates Maisha scarves assigned at random. Prominent members of the Chicago fashion community will judge this Project Runway- inspired competition.

With hosts: Tanja Babich of ABC7 News and Jerome McDonnell from WBEZ Radio as emcees for the night. 

This year, the Heshima Ambassors Board will host an after party to celebrate the event and the young women of the Maisha Collective.

For a sneak peek of the fun, watch our video recap of the 4th Annual Fashion Challenge:

If you are expecting any technical difficulties selecting your seats, please contact Megan Sidhu at [email protected] 

Presenting Sponsor:

Advocate Sponsor:

Christopher Family Foundation

Friend Sponsor: 

Halo Group

Collaborative Partners:

Fahrenheit 674
Karen Hood Photography

Distinguished Host Committee

Shermin Kruse* and Jill Rasmussen*, Event Co-Chairs

Jailan Adly, Danni Allen, Nora Brathol, Sue Crothers & Bill Gee, Walt Eckenhoff, Kristin Field, Melissa Gamble, Jessica Gamburg, Chris & Scott Gordon* Sarah Cole Kammerer, Jennifer Litvak, Jacqueline Ostrov, Daphne Ortiz*, Eva Penar, Alisa Roadcup*, Julia & Dan Schmidt, Anne Sweeney**, Jamia Wilson, Alyssa Wright, Britt Yackey, Stuart Kruse, Rebecca van Uitert

*Member, Heshima Kenya Board of Directors, US

**Co-founder of Heshima Kenya 

Planning Committee

Suzanne Kopulos, Fashion Director
Stephanie Juckem, Shermin Kruse, Olivia Luk, Daphne Ortiz, Kaitland Postley, Jill Rasmussen, Alisa Roadcup, Megan Sidh