Our Selected Charities
Meet the fifteen local charities receiving the proceeds from the Sesquicentennial Gala.


Central DuPage Health Foundation Since 2000
Helping seniors who need a little help to continue living independently to newborns who are dependent on so many, from adults battling chronic disease to teenagers benefiting from our innovative classroom curriculums.
Children’s Memorial Foundation Since 1987
Children’s Memorial Hospital is now providing pediatric services with Central DuPage Hospital. As a charitable organization we serve children and their families to best of our abilities and the limits of our resources to provide a brighter future for all children.
DuPage P.A.D.S. Since 1985
Our mission is to end and prevent homelessness in DuPage County.
ESSE Adult Day Care Since 1982
Our mission is to provide adult care options that promote the physical, emotional, and spiritual well being of older adults and their families.
Family Shelter Services Since 1976
Our vision is to create a community that is free of domestic violence and safe for all.
Friends of DuPage County Children’s Center Since 1997
Our mission is to financially support the programs at the DuPage County Children’s Center that benefit the families and child victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse.
Marianjoy Foundation Since 1972
Marianjoy’s Rehabilitation is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister hospital providing compassionate patient services with ministry.
Metropolitan Family Services Since 1857
Our mission is to provide and mobilize the services needed to strengthen families and communities.
Outreach Community Ministries Since 1971
Our mission is to provide opportunities for people to become all that God intends them to be; Helping the local church put faith into action.
People’s Resource Center Since 1975
Our mission is we exist to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois through discovering and sharing personal and community resources.
The DuPage Community Foundation Since 1986
Provides grants to benefit the residents of DuPage County traditionally including arts and culture, education, environmental affairs, health and human services.
VFW DuPage Memorial Post 2164 Since 1931
The objects of the VFW are fraternal, patriotic, historical, and educational; To preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies, whom-so-ever.
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association Since 1976
WDSRA was organized to provide recreational services for all ages with disabilities.
West Suburban Foundation for Disabled Veterans Since 2005 630.567.8988. Our mission is to provide housing and other living needs to disabled Veterans and their families.
Wheaton Center for History
Our mission is to inspire an appreciation of and preserve the heritage of Wheaton and its connection to national and world history.