The Benefit Bash

The Benefit Bash


An amazing evening for everyone to enjoy a night of imagination, exploration, and connection as we celebrate the many ways Glenkirk Supporters have been able to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Benefit Bash, formerly known as the Benefit Brunch, was created by a parent volunteer, Eileen Bennin, more than twenty-five years ago. This event has raised more than $4,000,000 in support of Glenkirk’s programs over the years.

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The Benefit Bash has welcomed such guest speakers as former Senator Hillary Clinton, Tipper Gore, Judy Markey, Scott Turow, Dr. James Phillips, Rob Johnson, WTTW’s Dan Protess, Hy Speck, and Emmy Nominee Ron Engler. 

The Benefit Bash Committee is dedicated to sustaining Glenkirk’s programs with a focus on Health & Wellness, Community Enrichment, and Environmental Enhancements.

A main attraction of the Bash continues to be its grand raffle of over $25,000 in raffle items.  Each year, many contributors purchase raffle tickets even if they are unable to attend the event. Prize packages range in value from $500 to $2,500.  

The success of the Bash would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of the many individuals, local businesses and corporations who have lent their support to further Glenkirk’s mission. On behalf of the individuals we serve, thank you!

The 27th Annual Benefit Bash

Friday, September 27, 6:30pm
Highland Park Country Club

 Get ready to celebrate in style at Glenkirk's highly anticipated Benefit Bash! Join us at our stunning new location as we commemorate Glenkirk's 70th anniversary in grand fashion. Prepare for an unforgettable evening filled with live entertainment, delicious cuisine, a live raffle and heartwarming moments. The funds raised by this event will support health and wellness initiatives, access to safe facilities and transportation, and community enrichment opportunities.. Mark your calendars and join us for a night to remember!

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