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Our Annual Gala

Thursday, August 17, 2017

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Conrad Indianapolis
50 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204


Our annual Gala is held in August, which is a night of cultural celebration honoring the courage and strength of refugees who have made Indiana their home. You will enjoy international cuisine, wine and beer, live music, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the Gala strengthen our efforts to welcome refugees to Indianapolis and provide the resources they need to rebuild their lives.

Our 2017 Gala sold out with 300+ attendees, and we reached our $20,000 fundraising goal for the night. Our featured guest speaker was Mohamad. A refugee, college graduate, and brother still hoping one day to reunite with his brother and family, Mohamed called the audience to not take pity on his story, but to use it to change the world, or even begin by welcoming refugees in their local community. 

Stay tuned for the announcement of next year’s Gala date!

For more information contact Liz Standiford at estandiford@exodusrefugee.org or call (317) 921-0836.

Check out photos from last year’s Celebrate the Life Ahead Gala.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!

Humanitarian Sponsor

John & Sarah Green

Advocate Sponsor

Ambassador Sponsor

Donna & Michael Zierdt

Wine Pull Sponsor

Beverage Sponsor