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Our Annual Gala

Celebrate the Life Ahead Gala

Our annual Celebrate The Life Ahead Gala is a night of cultural celebration honoring the courage and strength of refugees who have made Indiana their home. Guests enjoy international cuisine, complimentary wine and beer, live music, and a silent auction.

Nearly 320 guests attended our 2018 gala on Thursday, August 30th at the Conrad. We loved seeing all of our supporters and friends at the Gala. The night was filled with positive energy and delicious Congolese inspired food. We also had the privilege of listening to Tesfai’s powerful refugee story. Tesfai was resettled by Exodus with his wife and son a few months ago, and he shared his long journey of finding a safe place to call home. “As an Eritrean refugee who has experienced living in danger everyday until now, I am thankful for being here in the United States. A country of freedom and equal opportunity. Most importantly, I am thankful for all of you for making it happen.” 

If you missed the Gala check out the photos taken by Waterpop Studio.

Stay tuned for more information regarding Celebrate The Life Ahead Gala 2019.

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

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

Visionary Sponsor


Humanitarian Sponsor





John and Sarah Green

Ambassador Sponsor





Tony and Jennifer Dzwonar

Susan and Terry Hutchens


Beverage Sponsor


Wine Pull Sponsor

Photography Sponsor