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DuPage Gala Raises $181,000 for DuPage Families in Need

350 of DuPage County’s civic and social leaders came out for an evening of celebration and fundraising at the 13th Annual DuPage Gala of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. Held May 2 at Bobak’s Signature Events at Seven Bridges in Woodridge and emceed by NBC5 News special contributor Dr. Sandy Goldberg, the event raised more than $181,000 for Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. The formal evening featured a gourmet dinner, live music by Strings of Silk, a Champagne and Martini jewelry raffle, a wine raffle, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit Metropolitan DuPage.

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage has been serving DuPage families for more than 80 years. Located in Wheaton with offices in Naperville, Elmhurst and Woodridge, Metropolitan provides vital programs and services for children, adults and seniors. MetroMentors and Head Start, senior caregiver and in-home respite, and counseling and behavioral health are just a few of the services Metropolitan offers to help families in need learn, earn and heal and thrive.

At the Gala, community leaders Alexander “Sandy” and Rinda Allison from Glen Ellyn were presented with the Roger K. Johnson Award in honor of their many years of service to families and communities served by Metropolitan Family Services DuPage.

To see photos of the event, visit our flickr page. For more information, log on to our DuPage Gala event page.