NEW! WDSRA Scholarship Endowment

Everyone needs to have access to programs regardless of their financial challenges.

The ability to pay should never limit someone’s access to special recreation.

ANNOUNCING… the WDSRA Scholarship Endowment with a fund balance goal of $750,000.


Once in place, that figure and the earnings it produces, will fulfill our typical annual scholarship need and more in perpetuity. The goal is to be fully funded by 2026, which coincides with WDSRA’s 50th anniversary.

Yes, it is an ambitious long-range, but worthy, goal. It is a sustainable way to meet the needs of current and future families and participants.

Wintrust Community Banks logoWe will be working diligently to cultivate partners who share in our vision. In fact, we already have several commitments. One of our amazing partners – the Wintrust group of banks represented by the local Wheaton Bank & Trust charter – has already committed to a donation of $25,000. Additionally, more than $55,000 was raised at our 2023 Bash.

We are off to a great start! But we still need your help!

Be a Part of this Exciting Endeavor!

Donations will be Matched!

Thanks to a generous donor, any size gift you make today will be matched!

A gift of $25 turns into a $50 gift.

A gift of $50 turns into a $100 gift.

A gift of $100 turns into a $200 gift.

Help us make sure every family has access to special recreation, no matter the situation they find themselves in.


Corporate Sponsors Welcome!

If you would like more information about how your company can become a corporate sponsor for the WDSRA Scholarship Endowment contact Lea Jackman at 630.681.0962 or

Hear Directly from Families who Rely on Scholarships

Bobby & Paris

Bobby and his brother Paris are both on a fixed-income due to disability.

Helen, Julian, Zach, & Conrad

Helen has three adult children on the autism spectrum and is on a limited income.

Tony & Cody plus Sharon, Nylah & Myles

When Tony lost his job programs for his son Cody were in jeopardy. Sharon is raising two energetic grandchildren who need to be in programs.

Contact Us

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