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.
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Details: Annual ladies’ fundraiser benefiting Ray Graham Association. All proceeds benefit RGA.
The Monarch Social
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Details: RGA’s Young Professionals Committee hosts their annual fundraiser benefiting Ray Graham Association.
August 23 – 24, 2019
DuPage County -storefronts and intersections in the towns of Addison, Elmhurst, Hoffman Estates, and Lisle.
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 Greg Czajka at 630.542.7754 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert F. Spahn Memorial Golf Classic
July 15, 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 go on sale in January 2020. Proceeds benefit Ray Graham Association.
Speaker Series JankiP@Raygraham.org Email for tickets
September 19th, 2019 October 17th, 2019, and November 21st, 2019
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 815 South Washington Street, Naperville
$20/family members, $40/professionals includes 3.0 approved CEUs
Details: Speaker Series is an annual seminar hosted by Ray Graham Association designed to bring families and professionals together regarding topics that impact the community. As a result of attending Speakers Series presentations, families feel listened to and supported. They leave with information and resources so they can best support the unique needs of their family member. Topics covered can include: Navigating the Illinois Disability System, Learning about SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Guardianship, Trusts, and Letters of Intent, Accessing Services of the Department of Rehabilitation Services and Employment, Implications of the Ligas Decree in Illinois, Exploring Innovative Housing Options, Examining Loss and Grief, and Utilizing Technology and Maximizing Communication. For more information email: email@example.com
Program Tours JankiP@Raygraham.org Email to reserve your spot
Third Tuesday of every month starting August 20th, 2019 – May 19th, 2020.
Locations vary based on date
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Details: RGA will be offering program site tours starting August 20, 2019 through May 19th, 2020. The program tours give families the opportunity to see our programs and learn more about our services. Site tour locations vary based on dates. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Monarch Walk
September 20, 2020
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 20th, 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.