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Annual Benefit Gala

On April 7, we held the 40th Annual Benefit Gala: Unmasking the Future at the Four Seasons Chicago.

This masquerade themed event, raised more than $500,000 (net!) to directly support infants, children and adults with disabilities.

We thank all who made this event a record-setting year! See you next year on April 6, 2019.

Thank you to Gala Ambassador, Matt Gaughan, for sharing his story and his hard work to reach independence.  We also share our sincerest thanks to Pam & Jamie Crouthamel, the recipients of the Crystal Heart Award, for their efforts to grow our services for generations to come.

matt and crouthamels

Click here to watch their speeches.

gala attendees

Click here for event photos from Rich Howe Photography.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors

Lisa and Fred Barbara

Empowerment Sponsors

Exelon Generation Logo

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP


Independence Sponsors

GCA logo

James & Pamela Crouthamel

Partner Sponsors

Allied Power Logo

Cairy & Tom Brown

D Construction

Holtec Logo

Jensen Hughes

john johstrand and william blair logo

Ruby Sponsor

CIBC logo

Dr. Haydee Muse

Click here to view images from the 2017 Gala. Photos are courtesy of Rich Howe Photography.

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