We invite you to join our cause.

Here at ImagIT we believe that every individual matters. Our CEO, Brian Gardner, created The Gardner Foundation four years ago to help provide funding for organizations that support adults with mental disabilities. We are dedicated to this cause and with your help we can make a difference in the lives of so many. We welcome you to join The Gardner Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Dracula’s Ball, a charity Halloween party. Proceeds from this event benefit Individual Advocacy Group (IAG) and help its mission to serve those with special needs.

Dracula’s Ball – Chicago’s Best Halloween Party!

Join us October 28 on the Pritzker Pavilion stage for a one of a kind Halloween event and take in magnificent Millennium Park from the most exclusive seat in the house! Each year The Gardner Foundation hosts the best Halloween party in Chicago with all proceeds benefitting IAG. Dracula’s Ball attendees enjoy live music, dancing, and more! Indulge in top-shelf open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres, play split the pot and bid in our silent auction, and try your luck in our costume contest!

To find out more about our 4th annual charity gala please visit TheGardnerFoundation.com, and to purchase tickets or make a donation, click here. Thank you for your generous support to help mentally disabled adults get the support they need to live full, self-directed lives with dignity and independence.

IAG – Individual-focused, community-oriented.

Individual Advocacy Group (IAG) provides a full array of quality, customized, outcome-focused services for adults with developmental, intellectual, emotional, behavioral, neurological or mental disabilities. This important organization has been serving people with disabilities in 21 counties in Illinois since 1995 and in Washington D.C. since 2009.

IAG enables individuals to define and pursue their life goals and Interests, develop skills to reach those goals, grow increasing personal responsibility, engage their community, and lead active, enjoyable, independent lives. At IAG, a person’s program is developed by and for the individual; it is not defined by his or her disability or place of residence. Learn more about what IAG offers.

Although there are many organizations serving people with autism and other mental disabilities, funding is lacking for important adult programs. Learn more about the struggles faced by adults with autism and their families to understand why funding organizations like IAG is so important.

ImagIT Solutions is proud to support IAG in its mission to help individuals with special needs live full, self-directed lives with dignity and independence.

Why This Cause and Why IAG?

ImagIT’s CEO Brian Gardner created The Gardner Foundation to help deliver funding and aid to organizations that provide housing and community programs for adults with mental disabilities. IAG is the beneficiary of this event because we know that every dollar donated to IAG goes towards ensuring that mentally disabled adults get the support they need for their entire lives. IAG has been serving adults with mental disabilities for many years including one of our ImagIT family, Brian’s brother William Charles Gardner. William has been fortunate enough to live in one of the IAG homes and receive all the support and programs they offer, but there are so many others out there that do not have that privilege. We are thankful for the opportunity to give back to IAG and we ask you to join us.

Help Us Give Back – Links

Attend IAG’s annual golf fundraiser – September 22

Attend Dracula’s Ball – October 28  

IAG’s Website

The Gardner Foundation Website

Thank you for your generous support!