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The Community Board of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage presents …

The DuPage Gala
Virtual Program

Friday, May 7, 2021
4:30pm – 6:00pm

DuPage-area civic, business and philanthropic leaders come together to support Metropolitan Family Services DuPage through a powerful, virtual program. The special presentation will feature an engaging evening to empower and support our DuPage neighbors and honor our Roger K. Johnson Leadership Awardee.

Proceeds support Metropolitan’s DuPage-area programs and services, which empower more than 24,000 families and individuals to learn, earn, heal and thrive.

Donate any amount when you register for the free 2021 DuPage Gala by 4/1/21 and you will be automatically entered into a drawing for two complimentary tickets to our 2022 DuPage Gala, a $500 value! You will be able to participate in this year’s virtual event on Friday, May 7th, and invite a guest to join you to celebrate the 21st Annual DuPage Gala next year.

Roger K Johnson Leadership Award
Honoring Mike Skarr

Mike Skarr’s deep DuPage roots have always centered around education, community, and most importantly, family. His wife of 55 years, Mary Ann, and their three sons, along with much of his extended family, are still committed to the area.
Mike served on the Metropolitan Family Service DuPage (MFSD) Community Board from 2014 – 2020, and is currently an Alumni Board Member. Learn more about Mike

DuPage Gala Host Committee

  • Dan McGowan, Co-Chair
    Glory Global Solutions Inc.
  • Emily Shupe, Co-Chair
    Rathje Woodward LLC
  • Pat Whiteside, Board Chair
    AGL Resources (Nicor Gas)
  • Maryellen Klang, Board Vice Chair
    Klang Battery Technologies
  • April Arnold, BDSC Co-Chair
    Independent Consultant
  • Sara Clark
    Fifth Third Commercial Bank
  • Sharon D’Alessandro, BDSC Co-Chair
    Retired (Covenant Trust Company)
  • Chris Dabovich
    Retired (Zurich Insurance)
  • Carol Dimas
    Educational Advocacy and Consultant
  • Elizabeth Edwards
    Community Leader
  • Stacie Gannon
    Phoenix Closures
  • Tom Hutchinson
  • Bill Jennrich
    Prudential Advisors
  • Anne Leventry
    Pan American Seed Company
  • Philene Lortz
    Community Leader
  • Gene Malloy
    Spiriplex Inc.
  • Marcie Peterson
    Alan & Mildred Peterson Charitable Foundation
  • Jeff Platt
    IceMiller, LLP
  • Cindy Rynning
    Grape Experiences
  • Carol White
    Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn
  • Leslie Wilson
    Northern Trust