Human Support Services


Shine Your Light Gala


The gala will be held on June 9, 2023 at The Falls Reception & Conference Center, 300 Admiral Weinel Boulevard, Columbia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for general admission; dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

This year’s gala will have a little extra sparkle as we commemorate our 50th year as an agency!

New this year, VIP tickets offer guests:

  • Early event access at 5 p.m. 
  • Priority parking
  • An audience with HSS leadership
  • Early access to wine and bourbon pulls
  • Exclusive appetizers
  • A signature drink in a commemorative glass 

VIP tickets are $150 per person. 

General admission tickets are $100 per person.


Shine Your Light at our 2023 Gala benefiting Human Support Services (HSS). HSS empowers those with mental and behavioral health concerns and developmental disabilities to embrace their best lives.

At HSS, we envision a community in which all abilities are embraced and everyone is encouraged to pursue their greatest potential.


Arrive when the doors open at 5:30 p.m. to sip cocktails and get your silent auction bids in early! Enjoy dinner at 7 p.m. followed by a program and the live auction.  Black tie optional.

Join us for a memorable evening filled with inspiring moments and opportunities to make a lasting impact on the lives of people in our community.

Become a Gala Sponsor!

Please consider becoming a sponsor or making a donation to our annual gala to help us “shine a light” of support on those in our community who need our help to pursue their best lives.

By supporting Human Support Services at our 2023 Shine Your Light Gala you are generously, proudly, sending the message that you care.

Download the Sponsorship Form ›

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Buy Tickets to the Gala!

Whether you’re ready to reserve an entire table of 10, or you want to just book a pair of tickets for yourself and your significant other, buy your seats now for the 2023 Shine Your Light Gala before we sell out! You don’t want to miss this special evening!

Buy tickets below or mail your paper invitation and payment back to us at Human Support Services, 988 North Illinois Route 3, P.O. Box 146, Waterloo, IL 62298.

A look back at past gala glamour!