You are invited to join us for the DuPage Democrats Annual Gala.

When? Sunday April 23 at 4pm

Where? The Carlisle Banquets in Lombard.

What? Our 2017 Gala will be historic for many reasons, not the least of which are our speakers:

  • Keynote Speaker, Congressman Keith Ellison
  • International speaker, Ewa Zydorek, Secretary of Polish Solidarity Union
  • Special address by our Democratic elected officials

Why? Congressman Ellison – a progressive fighter in Congress – is now Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee. We share Congressman Ellison’s progressive values here in DuPage. Your purchase of a gala ticket will provide the funds needed to fight back against racism, oppression, economic injustice, as we stand strong for civil rights and democratic values for all Americans starting RIGHT HERE in DuPage.


Purchase Your Tickets for the Gala

Tickets

Option 1 - Non-Members
If you are currently NOT a member of the Democratic Party of DuPage County, please use the link below to purchase your Gala tickets:
Non-Member Gala Tickets


 

Option 2 - Members
If you ARE currently a member of the Democratic Party of DuPage County, please use the link below to purchase your Gala tickets:
Member Gala Tickets
Note: Any guests that are NOT members, will need to have a Non-Member ticket
(Your DPDC membership card will tell you whether you are a member through April 2017 or not. If your card says 3/17 or earlier, you will need to renew now to receive the discount. Please do so below.)


 

Become a Member
To enjoy a discount on your Gala Tickets and other events, join now!


 

Check Member Status
If you need to check your membership status, please feel free to email: info@dupagedemocrats.com

Submit Gala Dinner Choice

Dinner Choice

If you have not already submitted dinner options for the Gala, please submit the below form for each member of your party.

Questions? Please email dpdcgala@dupagedemocrats.com

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Advertise at the Gala

Sponsorships

Title Sponsor ($10,000)
VIP Table, two banners prominently displayed, special recognition at the dinner, back cover of ad book. Email us at dpdcgala@dupagedemocrats.com

Event Sponsor ($5,000 - 5 available)
VIP Table, banner at registration, premium space in ad book, reconginition at the dinner. Email us at dpdcgala@dupagedemocrats.com

Host Sponsor ($3,000)
Premium Table, special listing on sponsor banner, full page ad, recognition at the dinner. Email us at dpdcgala@dupagedemocrats.com

Send check to DPDC, PO BOX 185, Lombard, IL 60148


Ad Book

Full Page ($500)
Once we receive your check for your sponsorship, we will have Gala concierge contact you to complete the process. Email us at dpdcgala@dupagedemocrats.com

1/2 Page ($300)
Once we receive your check for your sponsorship, we will have Gala concierge contact you to complete the process. Email us at dpdcgala@dupagedemocrats.com

1/4 Page ($200)
Once we receive your check for your sponsorship, we will have Gala concierge contact you to complete the process. Email us at dpdcgala@dupagedemocrats.com

Send check to DPDC, PO BOX 185, Lombard, IL 60148

GALA - FAQs

Q: What is the purpose of the Gala?
A: The Gala is our local party’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the event enable us to respond to the needs of this challenging time in history. Funds stay right here in DuPage County to do the essential work for the long haul. The Gala is also a chance to come together as a community to celebrate our shared Democratic values and unite.

Q: Who attends this event? Is this event just for “political insiders”?
A: The Gala attracts a diverse crowd of attendees. Some attendees have been DuPage Democratic Party members for decades, while many hold no membership card or are attending their first Gala this year. Community organizers, local party leaders, students, elected officials, business leaders, established coalitions, and newly formed grassroots groups are all represented at the Gala. If you have a desire to celebrate our shared Democratic values, and connect with other local Democrats, the Gala will be an inspiring evening for you.

Q: Who is the Keynote Speaker?
A: The Democratic Party of DuPage County is honored to welcome Congressman Keith Ellison to the Gala as our Keynote Speaker. Congressman Ellison is the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee, and the first Muslim elected to Congress. Before representing Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, he worked as a civil rights lawyer and an organizer around social justice issues. In 2010, he became Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of Democrats. Today, Congressman Ellison sits on the House Financial Services Committee, where he stands up for consumers against Republican attempts to deregulate Wall Street. With effective field campaigning, he has achieved one of the highest rates of voter turnout in the country. Congressman Ellison has a vision for building a Democratic Party that is focused on empowering voters and boosting grassroots movements, which is exactly what the party is committed to doing right here in DuPage County.

Q: What other Democratic leaders will be at the Gala?
A: The Democratic Party of DuPage County is pleased to welcome gubernatorial candidates State Sen. Daniel Bliss, Chris Kennedy, Ald. Ameya Pawar and J.B. Pritzker; Poland’s Secretary of Solidarity Ewa Zydorek; and other State and Congressional elected officials.

Q: How can I attend the Gala?
A: Individual tickets are for sale through our website, dupagedemocratsgala.com. Walk-ins are welcome, but since there are a limited number of seats available, walk-ins will be based on availability

Q: I have a Democratic Party of DuPage membership card; do I get a discount on my Gala ticket?
A: One of the benefits of membership is receiving a discount on your Gala ticket. Your DPDC membership card will indicate if you are a member through April 2017. Member tickets are available at this link: http://bit.ly/2on1W71 If your card says 3/17 or earlier, you will need to renew now to receive the discount.

Q: How does seating work?
A: If you purchase an individual ticket, there is not open seating. Everyone will be placed and their table number can be found on their name tag which check in will point out to them.

Q: Can I reserve an entire table for my group?
A: We offer several levels of group table sponsorships. Details at this link: http://bit.ly/2nF1zGF

Q: Are there any other ways I can promote my group or business during the event?
A: In addition to table sponsorships, we also have advertising space for sale in our program. This is a great way to get your message out to hundreds of local Democrats. Email dpdcgala@dupagedemocrats.com for remaining options.

Q: Does the event really go from 4:00pm 10:00 pm?
A: Yes and no. Cocktail hour is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, to allow ample time for socializing and in-depth conversations. If that is too long for you, feel free to arrive a little bit later. Just be sure to arrive before dinner starts at 6:00pm, so you have time to check in at the registration desk.

Q: What is the dress code?
A: “Black-tie” optional is suggested for the Gala. Typically, black tie optional attire refers to a dark suit, long dresses, or short but elegant cocktail dresses. Overall, your preferred formal attire will be fantastic!

Q: What is for dinner?
A: Guests have a choice of Roast Strip Sirloin, Salmon (Gluten Free), Pasta Primavera (Vegetarian), or Vegan Meal. Be sure to indicate your meal choice in the notes when you purchase your ticket online. Or, you can select your meal preference at dupagedemocratsgala.com

Q: What if I still have questions about the Gala?
A: Contact us at dpdcgala@dupagedemocrats.com or send us a tweet @DuPage_Dems