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Concert Gala 2018

OAK BROOK, IL — Trinity Services, Inc. welcomes all to its Fifth Annual Dinner and Concert Gala, “An Evening of Holiday Music,” at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook.

This event will feature smooth sounds of the season performed by members of the award-winning Elmhurst College Jazz Band, a delicious meal, raffles and more. During cocktail hour, flutist Emma Krause and harpist Catherine Ramsey, both juniors at Downers Grove North High School, will perform. Proceeds from the event will benefit the people with disabilities and mental illness who are supported by Trinity Services.

Initiated by Oak Brook residents Joe and Barbara McGoldrick, and Walt and Pat Kelly, this event has grown over the years to spread awareness of Trinity Services’ mission in DuPage County and to raise funds for the work Trinity does.

Trinity Services impacts the lives of more than 3,500 children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness throughout Illinois. In DuPage County, Trinity offers residential services in group homes as well as in two upscale apartment buildings. Residents live in close proximity to learning, recreation, shopping, fitness and employment opportunities.

Funds raised from the Dinner and Concert Gala help Trinity provide more experiences and opportunities for the people receiving services. Everyday essentials and small joys that many people take for granted, like purchasing a new outfit, a flavored coffee on the way to work or a night out on the town with friends can be difficult for people with disabilities and mental illness. For many of the people Trinity Services supports, these types of purchases are simply outside of their budgets.

The funds raised from this event are vital to helping the people Trinity serves flourish and live truly full and abundant lives.

“Trinity Services is grateful to the dedicated members of the Dinner and Concert Gala’s steering committee who volunteer countless hours of their time to ensure the success of this event,” said Thane Dykstra, Ph.D., president and CEO of Trinity Services. “Their commitment, along with the generosity of this event’s attendees, sponsors and donors, has resulted in a greater awareness for our organization and increased resources for those we support.”

The event’s steering committee is always looking for more volunteers who would be willing to lend their skills and a few hours for the benefit of the people Trinity Services supports. For more information about how to join the committee, contact Director of Development Sherry Ladislas at (815) 717-3750.

To attend or sponsor “An Evening of Holiday Music,” or to purchase an ad in the event program book, visit or call the number above.

Trinity Services, Inc. is a 68-year-old, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives. Trinity serves more than 3,500 people in more than 30 communities in northeast, central and southern Illinois.