Shine a Light Gala

Thank you!

Thank you for joining us Saturday, May 30 for a virtual celebration of NAMI DuPage’s 35 years! We appreciate the generous support as we work to end the silence and end the stigma surrounding mental illness.

This year we recount our beginnings in 1985 and the compassion, dedication, and support of all of those who have been part of the NAMI DuPage family through the past three and a half decades. Thank you again–we couldn’t do it without you!

You can still donate via our event site here!

All of the videos that were streamed live on our Facebook Page during our event are linked below.

Virtual Gala Program

NAMI DuPage 35th Anniversary Mission Video

See NAMI members supporters wishing NAMI DuPage a Happy Anniversary!
See video HERE!

Virtual Gala Good Night and Thank You!

Hear from Executive Director, Geri Kerger, with thanks for joining us!
See video HERE!

Virtual Gala Program video

In case you missed it,  here it is again!
See video HERE!

30 Minutes to go!

Hear from Executive Director, Geri Kerger.
See video HERE!

NAMI DuPage Impact Video

Hear from our participants on how NAMI has impacted their lives!
See video HERE!

Mission focus on Support

Hear from our Executive Director, Geri Kerger
See video HERE!

Mission focus on Advocacy

Hear from our longtime member and ex-officio Board Member, Jana Cronin
See video HERE!

Mission focus on Education

Hear from our volunteer, Howard Kite, Family to Family Education teacher
See video HERE!

NAMI DuPage Virtual Gala 7PM Kick-off and Keynote

See the Virtual Program and hear Keynote from Geri Kerger, Executive Director
See video HERE!

Countdown to NAMI DuPage Virtual Gala-1 more day!

Hear from NAMI DuPage Board President, Jeff Rabin
See video HERE!

Countdown to NAMI DuPage Virtual Gala-2 more days!

Hear from NAMI DuPage Board Vice-President, Jane Mitton
See video HERE!

Countdown to NAMI DuPage Virtual Gala-3 more days!

Hear from NAMI DuPage Board Secretary, Julie Baier
See video HERE!

Community Congratulations

Hear from US Congressman, Bill Foster
See video HERE!

Hear from longtime member and volunteer, Mary Borland
See video HERE!

Silent Auction

Congratulations to our winners!


$50 will fund:

  • Sponsorship of one client to attend a Supported Employment class
  • Development of personalized contract for family members
  • Supplies for group therapy

$100 will fund:

  • One presentation to a church or college
  • One week of office supplies
  • Five hours of resource calls made by staff

$500 will fund:

  • A new panini grill in the cafe
  • One month of postage
  • Sponsorship for one participant’s Peer Counseling training

$1,000 will fund:

  • Six months of maintenance in the print shop
  • One month of phone & internet services for the office
  • One month of NAMI presentations in area hospitals
  • One month of database & communication services
  • Four presentations of “Ending the Silence” in area high schools

$2,500 will fund:

  • Five weeks of Employment Classes for 10 people
  • Training of 5 Peer Counselors
  • Payment of copier lease for one year
  • Creation of a new Agency video
  • Development of Agency Brochure
  • Development of new program materials and the annual report
  • Host Staff and Volunteer Annual Appreciation Event


Sogno logo

Thanks for ordering from Sogno, a local restaurant in downtown Wheaton. A portion of the proceeds came back to NAMI DuPage!

100 N. Hale Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

Sogno Menu Options

Interested in sponsoring our November event?
Details here.

Questions? Please email us!

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Also supported by:

Dorothy O’Reilly
Jeanne Jersey
Jane Mitton
Dr. Mary A. Johnson
Elizabeth Butler
Chris & Aileen Caravelli