Fundraising Events


Dine with the Maestro!

We invite you to support our mission to enrich lives through music ... and have fun while fundraising. At our March 4 evening gala, you'll eat, drink, dance, and bid on fabulous raffle and auction prizes. And during our March 1-4 online auction, you can bid on great prizes from the comfort of your home (and while at the gala). See a prize preview here!

Auction prizes include a backyard dinner party in August at Peter and Jemima's home in Plainfield, available only to gala attendees, and a pair of prime seat for the Lyric Opera's June 3 production of West Side Story, with free parking and food and drink before and after.

Advance reservations are required for the gala, which is open to the public along with the online auction. The Black Tie Blue Jeans invitation provides all the details. We hope you can join us!

We welcome prize donations from individuals and businesses -- including gift certificates for services or recreational experiences, tickets to sporting and entertainment events, and hard-to-find items. If you would like to donate, you can do so here; our formal donation request letter can be viewed here.

The photos below are from past years' galas.

fundraising auction table

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