Join KidsMatter on Saturday evening, September 14, 2019, KidsMatter and Team B2B (the Naperville Chamber Business to Business) will partner to bring you EMPOWER, an annual Gala focused on the needs of children, teens, and young adults in DuPage and Will Counties.

This year’s fun-filled evening will follow the theme of the game of LIFE, a game that ties directly into our mission to build resilient kids who say “No” to destructive choices and “Yes” to endless possibilities.

We expect 400 influential business professionals, community leaders and philanthropic donors who understand and believe in KidsMatter and our ability to EMPOWER children to join us this year for our Gala.

Gala features will include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, a live and silent auction, dinner during the main program, a paddle-raise, and dancing to the sounds of the band, Trés Moustache, but the true highlight of our evening will be the very kids that KidsMatter supports. An abundance of students from our area will display and demonstrate a variety of their skills during the event’s reception, immediately prior to the main program.

Every year, we rely on the tremendous support of our business and community sponsors to make our Gala one that people will remember. Please take a moment to look through our sponsorship packages to learn how you can support the community, engage with attendees, and promote your business or organization. Or, take advantage of a new donor opportunity this year—secure an advertisement or tribute in our Gala program booklet.

All proceeds from our EMPOWER Gala will champion the vision of KidsMatter to EMPOWER kids, realize their potential, know their value, find their pathway, and fund the important initiatives of KidsMatter and the 45,000 kids we support.

We thank you for your continued support of KidsMatter and kind consideration.

KidsMatter works collaboratively with organizations and resources throughout the community, including mental health professionals, schools, public safety agencies, faith-based communities, and local businesses. Our support and services impact roughly 45,000 youth throughout Will and DuPage counties.

As a prevention-based organization that focuses on the overall social, emotional, and academic well-being of kids, KidsMatter provides programs and events focused on empowering youth and families with the tools to effectively manage the negative stressors of everyday life.

To become a sponsor or to order tickets, visit our Greater Giving EMPOWER Gala website.