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As a Possibilities Society member you can change one life or many through community-based recreation by:

  • Supporting Individuals: Individuals have the opportunity to grow personally, connect with their community and discover their potential.
  • Strengthening Families: Families take comfort knowing there is a place where their child/adult is instantly accepted and supported while they can enjoy the respite that programs provide.
  • Building Community: Communities are built as participants connect with peers and the community around them & parents connect with other parents.

How Can You Help Support WDSRA?


Possibilities Society members make a multiyear commitment in support of participants & families. This is a significant commitment over the course of 5 years…  typically in denominations of $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000 per year.

A $1,000 gift is less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day.

A $1,000 gift is less than the cost of a family of four dining out once a month.

While your commitment is for a five year period, the level you choose to commit is up to you.

To learn more or to become a Possibilities Society member, contact Lea Jackman at or 630-681-0962.


The WDSRA Foundation
The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) Foundation is the fundraising arm of the WDSRA. Making sustainable giving and major gifts the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts is the BIG way we change the lives of participants and families. In order to make that possible, we are seeking meaningful relationships with donors.

Hear Directly How Important the Impact Can Be

Supporting Individuals

PAT AND KELSEY   When she was young, Kelsey’s parents Kevin and Pat, thought about all the things Kelsey would never be able to do in her lifetime like her peers. Her parents never dreamed there would be a place where Kelsey would be instantly accepted, instantly able to make friends, instantly had people to support her.

She found that and more at WDSRA. At 26 years old, Kelsey is outgoing, friendly, and an absolute delight. Kevin and Pat still don’t know what the future holds for Kelsey, but they are sure that WDSRA will be a big part of it all.

Read the full story here.

Strengthening Families

ELIZABETH AND MAVERICK   Trusting and feeling comfortable leaving Maverick in someone else’s care first time was difficult for Elizabeth. Seven-year-old Maverick has Down Syndrome and is nonverbal. He uses some sign language, but most people don’t know sign language and have a challenge understanding him.

WDSRA staff took the time to learn about Maverick’s needs and goals. They answered mom’s questions until she felt comfortable. That was the first time Maverick went to camp.  Maverick had the best time ever AND it allowed mom to take a step back and enjoy the experience too.

Read the full story here.

Building Community

COLLEGE OF DU PAGE  College of DuPage (COD) Football Coach Matt Foster wanted to give his athletes a wider view of the world. Through the joint WDSRA Special Olympics weightlifting and fitness program, COD and WDSRA athletes partner together for weekly workouts and dinner.

COD athletes are able to see life from a different vantage point. They learn that everyone has a natural talent and they want to achieve. It also creates the opportunity to learn that you can’t judge a person by their ability or disability. According to Coach Foster, WDSRA athletes are helping build champions.

This program literally transforms people. Community partnerships allow WDSRA to offer unique programs and create a greater awareness within the community.

Read the full story here.

Contact Us

For more information on the WDSRA Foundation, contact WDSRA Superintendent of Communications & Development, Lea Jackman at 630-681-0962 ext580 or