× Exit

The 13th Annual DuPage Gala is May 2

Charity Fete Benefits Provider of Head Start, Mental Health and Senior Services throughout DuPage County

Put away your winter clothes and pull out your cocktail dress for the 13th Annual DuPage Gala benefitting Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. The formal evening features delicious cuisine, live music by Strings of Silk, a Champagne and Martini jewelry raffle, a wine raffle, and live and silent auctions.

Event Details

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Gala
Friday, May 2, 2014
Bobak’s Signature Events at Seven Bridges
6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, Ill.
Cocktails 6:00PM | Dinner 7:15PM

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage has been 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. 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.

Event Honorees

At the Gala, community leaders Alexander “Sandy” and Rinda Allison will be 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.

The Allisons have been residents of Glen Ellyn since 1972. Sandy served on the Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Board for 15 years, and currently is a member of the Associate Board, where he has served for the last 12 years.

Sandy, an attorney who retired in 2003 after working 31 years at Nicor, is active in the DuPage community. He has served as treasurer, vestry member, and junior and senior warden of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and as a member of the Glen Ellyn Library Board of Trustees. Currently, Sandy sits on the board of Central Du Page Pastoral Counseling Center.

Rinda went to law school at age 50 and then joined Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., where she was an attorney for 17 years. She also has been active in the community with the League of Women Voters, served a term on the Glen Ellyn Village Board and on the Plan Commission for many years.

Rinda and Sandy have three children and seven grandchildren ranging in age from 16 to 5.


Tickets are $150. Proceeds benefit Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. For more information, visit Events page or call 312-986-4046.

About Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center
Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center has provided support to vulnerable families who have had nowhere to turn, helping them restore balance in their lives since 1930 with services including counseling, youth mentoring and senior respite care. Metropolitan DuPage is part of Metropolitan Family Services, which has been empowering Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities since 1857.