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Make a Difference Before the Year Ends

Now more than ever, we need your help to reach our giving goal so we can keep helping families when they need it most.

From now to May 11, we’re raising $1,000,000 to help families get better together.

Are you ready to make an impact?



What’s the Un-Gala?

To protect the health and safety of our community, we’re changing the way we hold our Annual Gala, and we’re inviting our entire community to get involved. Now, more than ever, we need you.

While the world around us is on pause, pediatric illness does not stop. Neither does the work we do to provide families with shelter, comfort, safety, and reliability when they need it most.

Join us online (here!) for our first-ever month-long Un-Gala through May 11 for inspiration and fun, all to help families get better together.

Because together, we are still family.


Make a difference right now.

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Donation Suggestions

  • Babysitter – $75
    Represents the cost of a babysitter during the traditional Gala
  • Date Night – $200
    Represents the cost of a date night out for two
  • Single Gala Ticket – $625
    Represents the cost of a single ticket to the RMHC-CNI Annual Gala
  • Family Time – $1,000
    Represents more time together as a family
  • Family Stay – $2,000
    Represents the average eight-night stay, including meals, for a family of four
  • Table Sponsor – $5,000
    Represents 59 nights or seven families served
  • Gold Sponsor – $10,000
    Represents 118 nights or 15 families served
  • Platinum Sponsor – $15,000
    Represents 176 nights or 22 families served
  • Diamond Sponsor – $25,000
    Represents 294 nights or 37 families served

Become a Sponsor

Whether through monetary donations or in-kind gifts, the support of businesses and organizations is critical to helping us provide safe, comfortable spaces for families to stay together.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Ben Morgridge, Director of Corporate Giving
[email protected] or 630-354-7744

Other Ways to Give

Start a Fundraiser

You can put the “fun” in fundraiser! Get your coworkers, friends, and family involved by starting a group fundraiser and invite them to help you raise funds towards our $1 million goal.

Start a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

Bid on Silent Auction

Find your favorite items and bid! With more than 40 items from sports experiences and family fun to jewelry, travel, toys, and more, submit your bid and give a gift to yourself or a loved one.

View the Silent Auction

Text to Donate

From your phone, text UNGALA to 50155 and follow the steps to donate. Messaging and data charges may apply.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor Wintrust

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