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 Daugherty
Jacki DaughertyChief Development Officer

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Andrea Rivera
Andrea RiveraDMV Event Director


Erica Probst

Kristan Sock

Lynn Elliott

Randy Sokol

Sabra Kershaw

Wanda Circle

Ohio Sole Celebration Event Committee 2019

Amy Quinn

Andrea Helfrich

Andria Williams

Angie Anderson

Ashley Sattler

Bridgett Adams

Bobbie Perry

Carrie Reinke

Christina Carlton

Courtney Lessick

Eloise Pon



Heather Lambright

Jackie Feibel

Jessica Gregg

Jim Ressa

Lindsay Schottenstein

Lisa McNamara

Margo Saas

Melissa Johnson

Michele Santini

Monica Wilson


Natalie Donnally

Nehal Patwa

Rebeccah Lacki

Shannon Hardbarger

Stacy Cook

Sydney Peters

Tasia Boyer

Tracy Gilbert

Whitney McKinley

DMV Sole Celebration Event Committee 2019

Alex Susi

Andrea Lise Rivera

Cathy Blitz


Heather O’Malley

Jasmine Selena Buterbaugh

Joanelle Tavara-Villeneuve


Karina Kasara Jimenez

Lisa Suchy

Liz Nguyen


Michelle Cabrera-Lopez

Sarah Johnson