Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Gala Raises $207,000 for DuPage Families in Need

More than 400 of DuPage County’s civic and social leaders came out for an evening of celebration and fundraising at the 11th Annual DuPage Gala of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. Held May 4, at Bobak’s Signature Events at Seven Bridges in Woodridge, and emceed by WLS-TV news anchor Judy Hsu, the event raised $207,000 for Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. Metropolitan DuPage has been actively serving the DuPage area’s most vulnerable residents 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.

Community leader and Metropolitan DuPage Associate Board member Charles McKenna received with the Roger K. Johnson Award in honor of his many years of service to families and communities served by Metropolitan Family Services DuPage.

“I would like to thank the event Co-Chairs, Judi Jacobs and Bill Jennrich, the entire Gala Committee, our sponsors and friends for the tremendous support provided to this year’s amazing Gala,” said Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Executive Director Theresa Nihill. “The support from this event will go a long way in helping the families in need in DuPage. With the economy struggling as it has for the past few years, our services are needed now more than ever.”

Special thanks go to all the sponsors who made the Gala possible.

The formal evening featured delicious cuisine, live music by Strings of Silk, live and silent auctions, a Champagne jewelry raffle, a wine raffle and much more. To view photos of the event, please click here.

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services gives hope and help to families. We are human service leaders, dedicated to strengthening low-income, Chicago-area families during life’s pivotal moments. We know families are the heart of strong communities, and deliver services to help them reach their potential.

Since 1930, Metropolitan Family Services DuPage has helped families restore balance in their lives and achieve economic stability; provided youth mentoring; counseled parents, children and seniors; and provided respite to family caregivers. Metropolitan DuPage is part of Metropolitan Family Services, one of the first and largest human services agencies in the Chicago area, reaching approximately 45,000 individuals and families in Chicago and the suburbs with programs and services that help families lead healthy, productive lives.