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?

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 Noe Janus, Special Events Manager at or 630-628-7274 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.

The Robert F. Spahn Memorial Golf Classic
July 16, 2018
River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst
Foursomes and sponsorships begin at $1,800
Individual golfers are $450

Details: Kick off your golf season with RGA’s yearly golf outing. Held at River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst, this unique outing features a double shotgun start option (a morning tee time or an afternoon tee time. In between the two tee times, a delicious hot lunch is served with an open bar during the exciting Live and Fund-a-Need auctions. An electronic silent auction also features some extraordinary packages and experiences that you won’t want to miss.

The Monarch Walk
September 23, 2018

Residence Hall/Recration Center on the campus of North Central College, Naperville 
No fee to participate! Just form a team and fundraise!

Details: The Monarch Walk is a family focused event – not only is it a team walk, it’s also an opportunity for many of the people we support and their families to come together and party! The Walk is a team fundraiser, so participants form teams of at least four members and work together to fundraise. There is a one-mile walking route option through the beautiful city of Naperville. An indoor track is avaiable as well.  After the walking is finished, we party and dance to a DJ, play games, create crafts and enjoy a light lunch together.

Candy Days

August 24 & 25, 2018

Locations throughout the Western Suburbs including: Addison, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Downers Grove and more.

Details: Candy Days is back! Help out with a great cause and participate in Candy Days! Volunteer shifts are only two hours long. Friday’s hours are: 7AM-7PM Saturday’s hours are: 9AM-3PM
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Greg: or 630.542.7754

The Butterfly Ball
November 17, 2018
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 to a live band.

CONTACT US Ray Graham Association
901 Warrenville Road, Suite 500
Lisle, IL 60532

Call Us: 630-620-2222
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Ray Graham Association meets national standards on culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS). Our plan is available for review upon request.

Ray Graham Association welcomes calls from IL Relay Service (7-1-1).