It was the spring of 2007 when, facing the tragic loss of one of the links in their chain, twin sister Katrina and two lifelong friends decided to honor Christy by holding a remembrance luncheon, vowing that Christy would always be remembered and to celebrate her love of shoes.

Christy’s passion for helping people was the inspiration behind the decision to support women by collaborating with nonprofits. In Christy’s Shoes, which began in Columbus, Ohio, has stepped into other states as they continue to focus on the spirit of Christy and giving back.

In Christy’s Shoes now hosts annual Sole Celebrations, which are fundraising events that provide awareness and funds for programs that support women on their journeys of personal growth. These programs support women experiencing homelessness, unemployment, domestic abuse, substance abuse, human trafficking, and brain cancer.



Katrina Levy Zidel
Katrina Levy ZidelChief Executive Officer

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Becky Sweeney
Becky SweeneyChief Financial Officer

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Jacki Barnett
Jacki BarnettChief Development Officer

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Andrea Rivera
Andrea RiveraDMV Event Director

Virginia Sole Celebration Event Committee 2018

Andrea Rivera

Cathy Blitz

Cristina Orlando

Jacki Barnett

Joanelle Tavara

Karina Jimenez

Kelly Strader

Sarah Dick

Taylor Bradley


Erica Probst

Kristan Sock

Lynn Elliott

Randy Sokol

Sabra Kershaw

Wanda Circle

Ohio Sole Celebration Event Committee 2018

Alex Hack

Amy Quinn

Andrea Helfrich

Andria Williams

Angie Anderson

Ashley Sattler

Bridgett Adams

Bobbie Perry

Carrie Reinke

Danielle Ruben

Dionne Gibbens


Heather Byrne

Heather Lambright

Jackie Feibel

Jessica Gregg

Jim Ressa


Lindsay Schottenstein

Lisa Planck

Margo Saas

Melissa Johnson

Meredith Moss


Michele Santini

Monica Wilson

Natalie Donnally

Nicki Hirsh

Pam Davis

Rebeccah Lacki

Sarah Gibson

Shannon Hardbarger

Stacy Cook

Sydney Peters

Tracy Gilbert

Whitney McKinley