Main Stay was voted for having “One of the Best Fundraising Events by a Non-Profit” in McHenry County Best of the Fox Reader’s Choice Awards. Main Stay’s gala, “Come Together”, was held on June 23, 2022 and brought members of the community to the farm to celebrate Main Stay’s 35th anniversary.
“Come Together” raised more than $150,000, a record breaking event for Main Stay.
The sold-out fundraising event took place on Main Stay’s 40-acre farm which is in a protected easement with The Land Conservancy of McHenry County. Guests enjoyed an evening of food and spirits, as they immersed themselves in the summer time scenery of Main Stay’s oak savannah and views of Glacial Park.
The night also had live entertainment, a silent auction, paddle raise, and wine pull.
Drawing for the Main Stay Triple Crown Raffle also took place.
The evening officially ended with Travis, an adaptive rider, pulling the winning name from the raffle drum. One lucky guest won a Hawaiian getaway, which included:
- A 7-nights stay at Waikiki Shores in Honolulu, Hawaii;
- Airfare for two;
- Ground Transportation to and from the airport;
- And a $1,000 spending card.
Thank you, again, to our 2022 Come Together Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor: The Foglia Family Foundation
Titled Sponsor: Jenny Stoddard
Triple Crown Raffle Sponsors: In Honor of Rich and Joan Elliott | Watlow
Gold Stirrup Sponsors: Ameriprise Financial | Pet Vet Animal Clinic and Mobile Practice Ltd.
Silver Stirrup Sponsors: Isa Kranz Foundation | Nature’s Feed | Spengel Financial | Carmichael Construction | Spectrum Insurance Agency, Inc
Bronze Stirrup Sponsors: Stan’s – LPS Midwest | McHenry Bank and Trust,
Leg-Up Sponsors: The State Bank Group | Ronald and Cami Family Foundation | Gypsy Glen K-9 Kastle
Main Stay Therapeutic Farm’s mission is to enrich mind, body and spirit through powerful connections with horses, animals and nature.
Main Stay accomplishes its mission through its adaptive riding and horsemanship, animal-assisted learning and adaptive gardening programs. The farm is a safe and inclusive environment where everyone belongs and is seen for only their abilities rather than disabilities. In 2021, Main Stay served over 500 individuals facing physical, developmental, emotional and social challenges.