NAMI DuPage Announces Membership Dues Changes

May 10, 2017

Wheaton, IL: NAMI DuPage, in accordance with the direction of the NAMI (National) Board of Directors, has elected to add a Household membership category to its membership structure as well as increase the dues for Regular and Open Door memberships. These changes will become effective as of July 1, 2017. The new membership categories will be: Household $60, Individual $40, and Open Door $5. Until July 1st, 2017, NAMI membership dues will remain at Regular (Individual) $35 and Open Door $3.

A Household membership will apply to every adult (age 18+) living at the same household address whose names are provided to NAMI DuPage at the time of joining or renewing the membership. Individual and Open Door memberships will apply only to one individual. Open Door memberships are available for individuals with limited financial means and students. For voting purposes, each membership (including Household) will be counted as one (1) membership.

Membership will continue to support all three levels of NAMI and will be split between NAMI (National), NAMI Illinois and NAMI DuPage. Specifically, the split in dues received through any of the three sources will be:

* Household $60 ($20 to NAMI National; $20 to NAMI Illinois; $20 to NAMI DuPage)
* Individual $40 ($10 to NAMI National; $15 to NAMI Illinois; $15 to NAMI DuPage)
* Open Door $5 ($1 to NAMI National; $2 to NAMI Illinois and $2 to NAMI DuPage)

Individuals and households can also opt to support NAMI DuPage at the $100 “Advocate” level which provides additional funding solely for the benefit of NAMI DuPage to cover more of the costs of operating and expanding its programs. Members who support NAMI DuPage at the Advocate level will receive a 10% discount on admission/registration to the organizations 3 major fundraising events, which includes the Shine A Light Gala, Run For the Mind 5k run/walk, and the Uncorked & Uncapped Wine & Craft Beer Tasting.