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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-628-7274 for more information.
The Butterfly Ball
November 11, 2017
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.
The Monarch Walk
September 24, 2017
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.
The Robert F. Spahn Memorial Golf Classic
May 22, 2017
River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst
Foursomes and sponsorships begin at $1,600
Individual golfers are $400
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.
Holiday House Walk
December 3, 2017
VIP tickets are $100 per person
Tickets are $40 per person
Details:Marvel at beautiful homes, all immaculately decorated for the season. Four or five incredible homes in the Hinsdale area are featured on this Walk, as is one of Ray Graham Association’s single family residential houses. A VIP option is offered which includes an exclusive VIP reception before boarding a relaxing ride on a limo-shuttle to each home. Includes refreshments on the shuttle.
August 25 & 26, 2017
Details: During this volunteer-driven “tag days” event, you’ll find us seeking donations at storefronts and intersections in the DuPage County area. In exchange for a donation, we’ll give donors a candy treat!
For information on volunteering contact Greg Czajka at 630.542.7754 or at email@example.com.
Held annually in February
a brewery in Chicago
Tickets are $40 per person
Details:The Monarch Social is RGA’s Young Professional’s Committee’s annual fundraising event. Held at a brewery in Chicago, it features unlimited beer, a specialty cocktail, a light dinner and live music.
Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament Extravaganza
Held annually in August.
Team of four is $200
Single Player is $50
Details:Feel the sand beneath your feet and the cool spray of Lake Michigan on your face as you play in a beach volleyball tournament, benefiting Ray Graham Association. Gather your friends and come downtown to play!