Giving Gala

Save the Date

In support of the YMCA’s scholarship assistance program, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA will host its 11th Annual Giving Gala on February 24, 2018.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
6 p.m.-Midnight

Bolingbrook Golf Club
2001 Rodeo Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60490

$150 per person – Tickets go on sale in January
Open Bar • Formal Attire • Silent and Live Auctions • Dinner • Dancing


Honoring our Legacy, Embracing our Future

Now in its 11th year, the Giving Gala has been a wonderful event for the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, raising more than $740,000 for the Y’s scholarship fund. However, with an ever-increasing demand for financial assistance for families, adults and youth living in the communities we serve, we know that we need to do more. After much careful consideration, we have made the decision that the 2018 Giving Gala will be the last. We believe that this change will allow us to redirect vital resources to strengthen our association’s philanthropic culture by growing our annual campaign and increasing endowed, planned giving, and grant support.

In summer 2018, we will begin working with volunteers from across the communities we serve to fine-tune an event concept that will shine a light on our charitable mission and properly recognize the generous individuals and corporations, like you, who make it possible.

In February, we will recognize the generous volunteers, donors and corporate partners who have supported the YMCA and the Giving Gala over the last 11 years. It will be a wonderful way to celebrate the legacy of the Gala, showcase the great work of the YMCA in partnership with our generous community partners, and learn more about our exciting inaugural year-end giving celebration, which will be held in fall 2019.

As a friend of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, we extend to you an invitation to participate in this celebrated event.

  • Purchase a Program Book Ad – Ads range from $50 to $500.
  • Become a Sponsor – Sponsor levels from $250 to $10,000.
  • Donate an Auction Item – Donate items such as getaways, event tickets, gift cards, merchandise, etc.
  • Make a Donation – All donations are 100 percent tax-deductible and go directly towards supporting the Y Scholarship Assistance Program.

To learn more about the YMCA’s Giving Gala, please contact:

Brittney Halliday, Annual Giving Manager
Phone: (815) 782-0809
Email: bhalliday@jolietymca.org

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