'Party with a Purpose' at 'Driven to Give' event Sept. 21

  • On Friday, Sept. 21, Bill Jacobs BMW & MINI dealership will transform into a chic venue to host the "Driven to Give" fundraiser for the DuPage Children's Museum.

    On Friday, Sept. 21, Bill Jacobs BMW & MINI dealership will transform into a chic venue to host the "Driven to Give" fundraiser for the DuPage Children's Museum. Courtesy of DuPage Children's Museum

Submitted by Jaime Johnson
Updated 9/7/2018 6:52 PM

Start your engines, shift into high gear, and party with a purpose to raise funds that will help provide innovative museum experiences that inspire curiosity, creativity and a love for learning in all children, at this adults-only cocktail party.

The Next Gen Board of DuPage Children's Museum will host their annual fundraiser, "Driven to Give," from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Bill Jacobs BMW & MINI in Naperville.

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Whether you enjoy getting behind the wheel and test driving the newest BMW models, enticing raffle experiences, purchasing a chance to win exciting raffle items, or simply making a straight tax exempt donation to an important cause to support early childhood education, this is a night where your presence can make a huge difference.

Attendees will have the option to purchase one of two event experiences. The VIP experience, offered at $125, includes early admission at 6:30 p.m. with sleek sport car test drives (prior to cocktail reception), signature cocktails, main event entry, and more.

VIP guests will enjoy both the BMW and the MINI side of the dealership for two exciting venues in one night.

The Main Event Only experience, offered at $75, begins at 8 p.m. and includes a live D.J., heavy appetizers, open bar, raffle packages, and more.

"Driven to Give" will be held at Bill Jacobs BMW & MINI, 2495 Aurora Ave. in Naperville.

Tickets for the event may be purchased online at dupagechildrens.org/driven.


Don't wait; help support early learning initiatives at the DuPage Children's Museum by purchasing your tickets today!

The Next Gen Board of DuPage Children's Museum is comprised of young professionals and community leaders who believe in the museum's mission.

The DuPage Children's Museum's Next Gen Board launched with the goal of strengthening the leadership core and broadening support for the museum.

"Driven to Give" is supported by the following sponsors and donors: Bill Jacobs BMW & MINI, My Chef, Crowe LLP, Savant Capital Management, The Weber Grill Restaurant, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, DHJJ, Davis Capital, DeEtta's Bakery, Setork-DynaCom Foundation, SMALLCAKES Western Springs, SureLife Insurance, To Your Health with Dr. G, Eric & Meghan Pfanenstiel, Fernanda & Daniel Valentino.

For more information, contact Elaine Drikakis, the museum's director of development, at edrikakis@dupagechildrensmuseum.org or (630) 637-8000, ext. 1340.


About DuPage Children's Museum

The museum helps develop curiosity, creativity, thinking, and problem solving in young children through its mission: "DuPage Children's Museum ignites the potential of all children to learn through hands-on exploration by integrating art, math, and science." Interactive exhibits and programs make learning fun for children and adults playing together. DCM serves over 300,000 visitors annually representing all 50 states and 575 ZIP codes in Illinois. Its reach and support represent well beyond the Chicago area.

The museum's impact extends across cultural, financial, and educational boundaries. It touches the lives of children from all regions, providing the building blocks for success in school and life. The museum is located at 301 N. Washington St. in Naperville. Visit www.dupagechildrens.org or call (630) 637-8000.

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