Please join us for a livestream event on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm CDT.

Click the play button on the YouTube video above to follow along!

Virtual Paddle Raise

We have an $175,000 fundraising goal to ensure that we can continue to adapt our programs to support our communities’ urgent needs, as well as support 800 girls with school scholarships, leadership training, and academic support. 

Virtually raise your paddle to support WGEP's programs by clicking the images below: 

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Guest of Honor

Our 2020 Philanthropy Award winner is Sue Crothers, WGEP's former Board President!

Sue has been a fierce advocate for WGEP for the past decade, and has made incredible contributions to the River Forest and Chicago community as the Founder & Director of the One Earth Film Festival's Young Filmmakers Contest and as a board member for Planned Parenthood of Illinois. Sue is a Director of a private foundation that cares deeply about enhancing local and global communities through healthcare, education, and empowerment.

You can celebrate Sue's commitment to WGEP by making a gift in her honor.

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