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DuPage Foundation’s Annual Benefit Raises More Than $470,000 To Date

A celebration of community philanthropy was held on Saturday, November 5, as DuPage Foundation’s Annual Benefit: Bonjour DuPage, welcomed nearly 300 guests to experience the grandeur of French cabaret at The Westin Chicago-Lombard.

With generous support from donors, community partners and sponsors, the evening was a night to remember, grossing nearly $470,000 to date for DuPage Foundation operations and programs aimed at raising the quality of life throughout DuPage County. Additional contributions toward the event are expected through year-end.

As part of the event, nearly $140,000 was generated during a paddle raise, thanks in part to a generous $50,000 matching challenge from Duly Health and Care, Earl and Kay Harbaugh of St. Charles, and Joe and Amy Weidenbach of Naperville.

DuPage Foundation President & CEO Dave McGowan hosted the event with celebrated community leader and Foundation volunteer Nicki Anderson of Naperville.

“I am grateful for the phenomenal support the Foundation continues to receive annually toward the Benefit,” said McGowan. “It is a testament to our community’s commitment to philanthropy here in DuPage County. Thank you to our Premier Sponsor Northern Trust, Lead Matching Challenge Partner Duly Health and Care, and all of our other event sponsors, attendees and supporters. Your investments fuel our ability to deliver vital programs and service to our community and help us SEE MORE IMPACT together. Thank you for believing in the power of coordinated impact and trusting us as your community foundation!”

The evening featured gourmet French-inspired cuisine, music by the French jazz band lePercolateur, a Can-Can performance by The Honey Taps, casino-themed games and more. 

Congratulations to the first place raffle winner, Patricia Atuesta of Hinsdale, who recommended Family Focus DuPage to receive a $1,000 grant from DuPage Foundation.

Event sponsors of DuPage Foundation’s 2022 Annual Benefit: Bonjour DuPage include as follows:

Premier Sponsor
Northern Trust

Matching Challenge Sponsors
Duly Health and Care, Lead Matching Challenge Sponsor
Earl & Kay Harbaugh
Joe & Amy Weidenbach

Center Stage Sponsor
G. Carl Ball Family Foundation
Eiffel Tower Sponsor
Ernie & Diane Mrozek

Cabaret Sponsors
Bill & Jen Blum
BMO Harris Bank
Rich & Rebecca Cline
Al & Patti Gustafson
Spraying Systems Co.

Table Sponsors
Capstone Financial Advisors
Betsy Goltermann & Ed Momkus
John & Tracey Kreiling
Charlie & Kathy McKenna
The McMahon Family
Joan Morrissey
Dianne & Ted Saul
Simon/Myers with Jim & Marci Myers
Wheaton Bank & Trust and Wintrust Wealth Management

Soirée Sponsors
Apparatus Cinema Service
Busey Bank
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Tim and Anne Elliott
Itasca Bank & Trust Co.

Learn more about DuPage Foundation’s 2022 Benefit sponsor partners at

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