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.
Details: The Ladies’ Luncheon is a themed luncheon that occurs every spring. RGA’s Main Street Community Learning Center’s Drama and Choir club performs at the luncheon, including a dazzling silent auction, a delectable lunch, and much more!
The 3rd Annual Monarch Social
More info coming soon!
Pipeworks Brewing Co. Chicago
Details: RGA’s Young Professionals Committee will be hosting their annual fundraiser benefiting Ray Graham Association. There will be Pipeworks’ flagship brews, insider’s access to the brewery, delicious food, DJ 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 benefits Ray Graham Association takes place every spring. Enjoy games, contests, and post-golf festivities at this popular spring outing. Stay tuned for more details.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.