History & Mission

Founded on March 12, 2009, Opportunity Knocks is an Illinois 501c.3 non-profit organization that serves young people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) through social, recreational and life-skills programming.

The people we serve are Warriors and it is our belief that their place in the community is both valuable and necessary. Because of their perseverance and strength we endearingly dub our participants as Warriors.



Board of Directors

Auxiliary Board

Junior Board

Financial Info

Financial Documents

2016 Year in Review

2015-2016 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Get Involved

Program Volunteer

Event Volunteer

Auxiliary Board Member

Junior Board Member

Program Staff

Administrative Staff


Mike Carmody
Executive Director

Phil Carmody

Special Events Staff

Opportunity Knocks holds 5 major special events throughout the year including the OK Chili Cook-Off, the Night for Opportunities Gala, the OK Tee-It-Up Golf Outing, the OK BBQ Block Party and the OK Classic Softball Tournament. Volunteer needs for these events are announced as their dates approach. Special events offer the opportunity to work with friends, family, or groups. Generally, the needs include pre-event marketing, registration, set-up/breakdown, auctions, raffle sales and other roles.