Saturday, September 12, 2020
(pre-show 6:45pm)

Stay Tuned for Live Broadcast Right on this Page

This Gala is Free to watch and will be broadcast on this page.

There’s time to support KidsMatter in advance of the Gala. You can:

  1. Set up your Online Bidding Account early to get access to our Silent Auction and Gift Card Store starting August 31st, and the Live Auction on September 12th, 7pm.
  2. Purchase a Golden Ticket. Check out the wonderful excursions we have planned – and the trip is good through 2021.
  3. Purchase a ticket to join us in-person at the Aurelio’s Watch Party.

Please contact us to answer any questions you may have, or to help facilitate your participation in this annual event.

Contact Kamala at Kamala@KidsMatter2us.org | 630.864.3974
or, Sherilyn Hebel at Sherilyn@KidsMatter2us.org | 630.864.3960

Don’t Let LIFE Pass You By!

Registering and setting up a bidder account gets your early access to our silent auction and gift card store starting August 31st.

Purchasing a golden ticket or Aurelio’s watch party are separate from the registration and require a separate transaction.

For more information on our sponsorships please call KidsMatter Executive Director Kamala Martinez at 630.864.3974.

Golden Ticket Excursions

200 tickets sold at $100 per ticket to win 1 of 5 experiences

Napa Valley

Cult Winemakers VIP Access

Classic Canyon Melody

Las Vegas, NV


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Food Truck Experience

Great food comes to you!


Hyatt Zilara or Hyatt Ziva Cancun Resort

New to the EMPOWER Gala this year – The Golden Ticket

  • Purchase a ticket for $100 for your chance to win one of five amazing vacation packages. You choose!
  • Purchase your Golden Ticket today before they sell out. Only 200 tickets will be sold.
  • One winner will be drawn the night of the EMPOWER Gala, September 12th.
  • Winner does not have to be present to win.

Thank you to Our Sponsors

Paddle Raise Sponsors

Golden Ticket Sponsor

Viewing Party Sponsors

Feature Sponsors

Essentials Sponsors

Friends Sponsors

Lauren Bierschenk
Ralph O’Donnell Family

In-Kind Sponsors

KidsMatter Foundation, Inc. is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. KidsMatter Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 36-4448507. BRIDGE (Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities) number is 5570260059.

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