Benefit Ball - DuPage Children's Museum

Thank you for making the 2019 Play Soirée a success!

$656,000 Raised

Your support of this Museum is an investment in our future innovators and creative thinkers

The Evening

On an evening of fun, friendship, and support of DCM, $656,000 was raised to continue to provide important Early Learning experiences to families throughout Chicagoland. The child-adult learning partnership has always been at the core of DCM’s mission. The environments we have created over 30 years, both at the Museum and off-site, are uniquely designed to create makerspaces and nurture critical thinking and problem solving, beginning with our earliest learners.

Great Friend to Kids Award Recipient

Ronald L. McDaniel

DCM proudly presents the Great Friend to Kids (GFTK) Award to Ronald L. McDaniel, President of Western-Cullen-Hayes, Inc.


The Ronald L. McDaniel Foundation has donated over $2 million to DCM since 2008. The Foundation believes that investing in young children benefits the future of our communities and shares the Museum’s mission of igniting each child’s learning potential. Ron has been an active member of our Board of Directors since 2010, and his donations have supported nearly every program at DCM.


Presenting this award is Robert A. Livingston, former President & CEO of Dover Corporation and last year’s GFTK Award recipient.