DSC would like to thank Caleb, Cali, and Amber—our Spokesfamily—and all of our sponsors, donors, and community partners for helping us light the 29th Annual Tree of Hope and continue to fulfill our mission to support people in living a rich and meaningful life!

More than $207,000 was raised through this campaign!

Donations from the Tree of Hope go directly into our programs and services, allowing DSC to continue providing supports for more than 1,200 children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities here in Champaign and Ford counties. Every gift given helped light the Tree of Hope, located on the corner of Prospect Avenue and Marketview Drive in Champaign. The lights represent the services DSC provides. Each time a bulb was lit, it signified $50 in contributions to the campaign, thus, allowing DSC to provide the resources and services vital to a brighter future for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families.

Thank you to all who helped light the way!


Every year, DSC enjoys giving out awards to people and businesses in the community who have gone above and beyond with working with DSC and the people we serve.


Congratulations to the 36th annual award winners:


Employer of the Year: Champaign Unit 4 Schools

In recognition of their commitment to employ people with disabilities.


Special Recognition Award: Brad Allen

In recognition of his years of commitment to DSC.


Special Recognition Award: Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

In recognition of their commitment to DSC’s mission.


Personal Achievement Award: Wendy Wallace

In recognition of her outstanding personal achievements.