RAMP has an excellent reputation and historical record of being an organization that respects the desires of donors and ensures proper and compelling usage of all gifts. RAMP has proven the ability to launch new programs and maintain existing programs. It is because of the demonstrated and tangible results that nearly 75% of RAMP’s revenue comes from local, state, and federal entities, however; RAMP’s financial stability is also a result of diversification of income through Special Events.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, becoming a vendor or to request reasonable accommodations please contact the RAMP Development team, 815-968-7467.


Enjoy an evening at The Union on Thursday, May 11th, 2023 sampling wine, beer, spirits and food from a variety of local vendors. Be prepared to bid on our annual silent auction to benefit RAMP’s programs and services. Sponsorships For more information or to register:


RAMP’s 14th annual Bad Pants Open will be Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at Timber Pointe Golf Course, 5750 Woodstock Road in Poplar Grove where you can play a 9 hole scramble with contests and drink tastings and of course there will be prizes for the best bad pants overall and the best team bad pants. Brochure and Sponsorships Register here:


The 10th Annual RAMP River Run on August 19, 2023 is a family friendly event that includes a Half Marathon, 5K Run and a 3K Walk/Wheel. For more information or to register: 


The Wheel-A-Thon on September 16, 2023, is a signature family-friendly RAMP event, is similar to a walk-a-thon only participants with and without disabilities will navigate the route by walking, running or wheeling. There is also a recently added 5K is a run event included in the evening events. REGISTRATION COMING SOON!


RAMP’s 32nd Annual Luncheon date TBD at the Tebala Event Center will entertain and educate with the desired result for attendees to become more aware and supportive of RAMP’s mission – to promote an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people with disabilities. The Luncheon also provides RAMP the opportunity to inform and update the community on our current efforts and successes. More information coming soon!

Last year’s Keynote Speaker, Joie Vittetow was born hard of hearing. Joie’s determination and hard work prepared her for her dream job as an engineer. She realized quickly that it was a male-dominated field but that didn’t stop her from meeting her goal. In her free time she mentors adolescents in robotics, coaches young girls in pageants, and is an artist as well. Joie uses her story to educate and inspire others on how “plans change but goals don’t.” Past luncheon speakers include Zach Haney, Noah Currier, CEO of Oscar Mike, Amy Roloff from Little People Big World, Paul Templer, John Foppe, Victoria Maxwell, Stevie Hopkins and many more! REGISTRATION COMING SOON!


Educate, Empower, Elevate.

DeKalb County RAMP will host the E3 Conference TBD in DeKalb, IL. RAMP’s E3 Conference will provide valuable information for families, advocates, educators, employers,  and community stakeholders. More information and registration coming soon!