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It takes a village, and through the years, Have Dreams has been the fortunate designated beneficiary of many types of fundraising events including golf outings, festivals, dinners, fashion shows, casino nights, Friday corporate Jean’s Days for Employees, bar gatherings, concerts, change drives and many more, organized by individuals, companies, clubs and groups who share in our mission of helping children, teens and adults with autism.

Proceeds from these fundraising events enable Have Dreams to bridge the funding gap between program fees and actual program costs for participants receiving direct services.

If you have an idea for a fundraiser or would like to host your own fundraiser to benefit Have Dreams please contact Bobbi Goldman, Director of Development at, 847.685.0250, x112, or Kelly Passaneau, Community Engagement & Special Events Coordinator at, 847.685.0250 x107.


Life SCILS Participants with Sylwia & Dennis









Pictured: Dennis Dituri and Sylwia Wilczynska standing alongside adults in our Have Dreams’ Life SCILs program, after presenting the organization with a $4,500 check from their We Care We Share Fundraiser at ArtSpace 8 in Chicago on December 8th, 2016.



Cambridge Ignite Photo #1 - Check IGNITE Conference with Emily and Shelly Cambridge Ignite Conference - Roni and Kelly 



Pictured: Have Dreams was honored to have been selected as the 2016 recipient of Cambridge Investment Research’s 2016 Ignite Conference held in Chicago.



Sunset Ridge Luncheon Photo

Pictured: Sunset Ridge Country Club was the setting for a women’s luncheon to benefit Have Dreams, hosted by Diane Johnson, grandmother of participant Nicholas Johnson, Jeanne Nelson, grandmother of participant David Allen, and Judy Freeman.