Unmasking Local Needs

January 2020 View more

The DuPage Foundation raised nearly $385,000 at its Masquerade Gala held on November 16 at the DoubleTree Oak Brook. Two hundred fifty attendees enjoyed an evening of mystique and music, including a dinner, auction, and entertainment by Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos.

Tables competed in a version of “The Masked Singer” to determine who would award a $1,000 grant to an area not-for-profit of its choosing. The winning team, led by Naperville resident Katelyn Moon of the Driskill Foundation, selected the Career & Networking Center in Naperville as its grantee.

The DuPage Foundation (dupagefoundation.org) helps area residents and organizations realize their unique charitable goals, provides impactful support to our community’s not-for-profits, and fosters key partnerships to address critical issues affecting DuPage County.

“Our Community Needs grant program supports the vital work of our local not-for-profit partners,” said Barb Szczepaniak, vice president for programs. “The financial support we received was tremendous. I was inspired to see such a strong commitment to helping those in need, right here, in our own backyard.”

Photos Courtesy DuPage Foundation/Ron Hume