Did you know that government funding only provides 77% of the actual cost to provide our services to people with disabilities at Ray Graham Association?
Each year we must raise 1.8 million dollars just to provide our imperative services.
By participating in our special events you will not only help us raise desperately needed funds, but also help us increase awareness of our services and the impact they have in the community.
Volunteers are also needed for all events. Please contact Mark Langan, Chief Development Officer at Mlangan@raygraham.org or 630-628-7174 for more information.
Third Party Fundraising
Host your own fundraiser to benefit Ray Graham Association. This can be as little or as big as you would like, but the results are still the same, supporting Ray Graham Association’s mission to create opportunities that empower people with disabilities to reach, grow, and achieve. Fill out this quick questionnaire on the fundraiser you would like to host.
April 11th, 2019
Crowne Plaza Chicago SW – Burr Ridge 300 South Frontage Road Burr Ridge, IL
Tables of 10 for $1,500
Tickets are available for $150 per person
Details: Spring Bling is a ladies’ fundraiser benefiting Ray Graham Association. There will be a special guest speaker, delectable plated dinner, drinks, and more! All proceeds will benefit RGA!
The 3rd Annual Monarch Social
April 28th, 2019
Emporium (Wicker Park) 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL
Tickets are available for $10 per person
Details: RGA’s Young Professionals Committee will be hosting their third annual fundraiser benefiting Ray Graham Association. There will be exclusive Pipeworks’ flagship brews, private access to the Emporium (Wicker Park), tasty snacks, live bands performing, tokens for games, and more! *Must be 21+ to attend
Robert F. Spahn Memorial Golf Classic
May 20, 2019
River Forest Country Club 15W468 Grand Ave Elmhurst, IL
Details: Calling all golfers! The annual Robert F. Spahn Memorial Golf Classic benefiting Ray Graham Association takes place every spring. Enjoy games, contests, and post-golf festivities at this popular spring outing. Foursomes and sponsorship opportunities are on sale now! Proceeds benefit Ray Graham Association
DuPage County -storefronts and intersections in the towns of Addison, Elmhurst, and Lombard.
Details: Candy Days is an annual two day event of fundraising for RGA throughout DuPage county passing out caramel apple candy lollipops at storefronts and intersections. Volunteers are essential for this event – if you are interested in volunteering, contact Development: email@example.com
The Monarch Walk
September 22, 2019
North Central College Residence Hall/ Recreation Center 440 S. Brainard St. Naperville, IL
Details: Join us for a day of celebration at our annual Monarch Walk! Register as an individual participant, start a team or join a team and FUNdraise on behalf of RGA! The Monarch Walk is an essential (and FUN!) part of raising the $1.8 million fundraising budget RGA must meet each year. On Sunday, September 29th, Walk FUNdraisers will come together to celebrate success by taking a one-mile walk through the beautiful and serene Naperville neighborhoods and enjoying a fun-filled After Party, featuring after walk snacks, arts and crafts, giveaways, a DJ and much, much more!
The 45th Annual Butterfly Ball
November 9, 2019
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort, Oak Brook
Tables of 10 and sponsorship packages begin at $2,000
Tickets are available for $200 per person
Details: The Butterfly Ball is Ray Graham Association’s largest and most successful fundraising event featuring an incredible dinner, dancing and high-energy auction. More than 350 guests join us each year and raise more than $350,000 to support RGA. Each year, the event has a different geographically focused theme and the room comes alive with the sites and colors of that location. There are also appetizers and a signature cocktail that complement the theme as well. An exciting live and silent auction full of incredible experiences and packages always entices the crowd. After the auctions have concluded, guests dance the night away.
Taste of Country in Hinsdale
RGA’s Mize Center 15W431 59th St. Burr Ridge, IL
Details: Yee-Haw! Join us for a night of fun at our Hanson Center in Burr Ridge! There will be dancing, food, drinks, tours of our Therapeutic Horsemanship program’s barn, live modern country music, exciting auction and so much more! All proceeds will benefit Ray Graham Association.