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Have a Heart for the Child Gala

Thank you for making the 2017 event

the most successful ever!

CASA of Will County held the 2017 Have a Heart for the Child Gala at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont. With more than 200 attendees, we were able to raise more than $100,000 to support our programs for abused and neglected children in Will County — a record for this event!

Once again, we welcomed back as our master of ceremonies NBC Chicago Meteorologist Andy Avalos. For the third year, and back by popular demand, Andy hosted the evening and acted as our auctioneer. Thanks to his passion for the cause, we were able to raise more than $30,000 in our Fund-A-Need — another record for the gala!

Click here to read more about this fabulous evening in our post-event press release in the Chicago Tribune.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

This year’s gala would not have been possible without the support of the following sponsors:

  • Platinum Sponsor – ComEd
  • Technology Sponsors – Jay and Lori Bergman and Helm Mechanical
  • “Have a Heart” Presenting Sponsors – D’Arcy Motors, Johnson Pipe, Presence Health and Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance
  • Wine Pull Sponsors – ExxonMobil, Jerry and Corrie Gleason and Ted and Colleen Mora

We also would like to thank our event co-chairs Skye Bergeson and Sarah Vahey, for all of their hard work in planning this year’s gala. Click here to view our program book to learn more.

Join us Next Year

We’re excited to return to Ruffled Feathers on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Make plans now to attend the event of the season!

Andy Avalos

Andy Avalos hosts the 2017 Have a Heart for the Child Gala


The CASA of Will County Board of Directors poses with host Andy Avalos at the 2017 Have a Heart for the Child Gala

David Nelson Exquisite Jewelry sponsored the Balloon Pop and donated a diamond pendant for the cause

Packed house at the 2017 Have a Heart for the Child Gala

This year’s gala featured a very popular Wine Pull, where guests had a chance to take home wine valued in excess of $100