Friday, October 18, 2024

The Matrix Club in Naperville
808 Illinois Rt. 59 Naperville, IL 60540

2024 EMPOWER Gala

Help us celebrate another amazing year of building resilient kids who say “No” to destructive choices and “Yes” to their endless possibilities! This day is designed to inspire youth to be confident in their abilities and encourage them to pursue their dreams. More details are coming soon!

Friday, October 18, 2024
6:00pm – Cocktail Reception

7:00pm – Dinner, Program, Auction, Music, Dancing

Exciting Live and Silent Auction Packages

The Matrix Club
808 S Route 59
Naperville, IL 60540

2023 EMPOWER Gala Photos

Our 2023 EMPOWER Gala was filled with laughter, joy, and unforgettable moments, making it a truly unforgettable experience. If you missed out on the festivities or simply want to relive the magic, feel free to look through our photos below!

Just a few of our favorites!

Thank you to our sponsors

Headliner Sponsor

Speaker Sponsor

Paddle Raise Sponsor

Hero Sponsors

Program Sponsors

Feature Sponsors

Essential Sponsors

Friends Sponsors

Guest Speaker: Rudy Ruettiger!

Rudy is a Notre Dame Fighting Irish football alumnus, who’s life story became the inspiration behind the major motion picture, “Rudy”, starring Sean Astin in the titular role. It was ranked the 54th-most inspiring film of all time in the American Film Institute’s “100 Years” series.

Rudy is a compassionate speaker who continues to encourage the public on over-coming obstacles, perservering through adversity, and making the most of every second of your life. The day of our Empower Gala, October 20th, was National Youth Confidence Day, and we are so grateful that Rudy was able to share his amazing message with us.

Kids Champion Award Recipient

We were so happy to be able to present the 2023 Kid’s Champion Award to The Belgio Family. The Belgio Family has supported KidsMatter since the very beginning in a variety of important ways.

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