our events

Join an upcoming event to learn about our work and make a difference. 

Surge’s Annual Gala – Mad Hatter’s Ball

Location: Salvage One, 1840 W Hubbard St, Chicago

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time: VIP: 6:30 – 11:30PM, Cocktail Reception: 8:30 – 11:30PM

500 guests will enjoy a multi-hour immersive “Mad Hatter” themed experience. Attendees will enjoy a gourmet dinner, drinks, a silent auction while performers entertain. Together, we will transform lives through this event.

Note: We’ll be complying with all Chicago’s COVID-19 guidelines and already have contingency plans to ensure a safe and successful event!

past experiences

We’re grateful to everyone that has attended or sponsored past events.

Virtual Gala – Dance Through the Decades

We dined, danced and drank up the decades. Most importantly we exceeded our fundraising goal — thanks to attendees, sponsors and our host, Comedian Mona Aburmishan. Other key features including Professional Dancers from the ’20s, ’50s, ’70s & ’90s, Mixologists, Cocktail Kits, Gourmet Dinners, a Silent Auction & more. 

Date: Sat, October 17, 2020 & Time: 7PM VIP and 7:30PM Main Event (CT)

Design, Dine, make a Difference

In part thanks to our Headline Sponsors — Acoulite Acoustics, Surface Eleven & Milliken Floors, we had a successful 7th Annual ‘Design, Dine, make a Difference’ gala in Dubai.

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 7PM GMT+4

The UAE’s leading Interior Design Houses addressed some of the biggest challenges facing our world and “Designed for a Better Future”. From lighting to furniture, to spaces, there were many sustainable creations!

Virtual Cooking Class

Date: Thursday, May 6th at 7:30PM CT

Surge has worked in Haiti for the past 11 years, marking more of a decade of falling in love with the people — their food, culture, art, music and so much more.

At this virtual event, attendees learned about our work, this beautiful country and how to make Haitian Style tacos & fried plantains with Chef Phillipe Phil Sobon in a 1 hour engaging & entertaining lesson and delicious dinner.

Break the Barriers: A Women’s Wellness Event

Date: May 22nd at 10am CT | 4pm UK | 7pm Dubai GMT +4

As women and girls, we’re deeply connected in many ways – our cycles being just one of them. To deepen this connection, we celebrated women’s health & wellness in honor of Menstrual Health & Hygiene Day. 

We covered local & global barriers around menstruation, menstruality consciousness and everyday wellness practices to live happier, healthier & stress-free lived and health benefits & implications related to our cycles.

Rooftop Yoga + Drinks: For a Cause

Date: June 19 and June 26 at 10:00am CT

Thank you for joining our Associate Board for another Vinyasa Yoga series to raise funds for our global projects!

All-levels were welcome for this in-person, rooftop experience with drinks – a great way to celebrate summer! $25 helped support our global work and gets your first Beer or Mimosa.

Yoga Mat not included.

Public donations fund safe water, sanitation, and associated education projects.

All administrative costs are covered by our partners, private donors, volunteers and sponsors like these:

our sponsors

Surge’s sponsors play a critical role in supporting fundraising efforts, education initiatives, and field projects.

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