2021 Gala Banner Update

43rd Annual Virtual Benefit Gala

Thank You for Your Generosity!

On behalf of our Board of Directors, gala committee volunteers, therapists and staff, we can't say thank you enough. More than 400+ supporters and families connected across the country to watch and participate during our live broadcast and silent auction.

We are grateful to all who embraced "Gala Reimagined" as we turned this long-standing event into a virtual live broadcast. Support of this annual event makes it possible for infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities and delays to reach their goals- and we've reached ours! With the support of many, we raised more than $438,000 (net).

Watch the live broadcast!

In case you missed it, or wanted to re-watch your favorite parts- view the entire virtual program, complete with updates on services and therapy progress, recognition of our 2021 Carol & Jack Sanicki Crystal Heart Award Recipients, Shirley Ryan & Corbett Ryan, presentation to Jim Alviti as the Alviti Changemaker, and our live paddle raise.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

Lisa & Fred Barbara

Empowerment Sponsor:

Exelon Generation Logo   

Diamond Sponsors:

Katten Logo   

William Blair & The Pontius Family Logo

Independence Sponsor:


Change for Balance logo

Partner Sponsor:

Holtec Logo

Beth & John Jostrand

Ruby Sponsor:

CIBC logo


Benefactor Sponsors:

comcast logo
Northern Trust
Siemens logo
Save the date for our return to the Four Seasons Chicago! The 44th Annual Benefit Gala is on April 9, 2022. Contact Susan Bonner at 
sbonner@eastersealsdfvr.org for more information.

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