Corporate and Community Partners




Opportunity Knocks is built on great partnerships. Connecting with our community through creative alliances is paramount to our mission impact. Please read on to see how we do it and where opportunities may exist for you and your team.































Why Support Us

Partnering with Opportunity Knocks sends a positive, progressive message to your customers and employees that you want to help make a long-term, sustainable change in our local community.

By joining our corporate or community partner team, your organization can play an important role in creating a dynamic, inclusive community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Social Responsibility Matters

According to the 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, 87% of consumers make purchase decisions based on corporate values

What’s in it for You?


Reap the benefits of increased customer loyalty


Tap into a strong following on social media and e-networks


Build strong employee connections by embracing a shared social impact goal


Integrate your brand/business within the local communities through a partnership with our organization


The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township (CMHB) is a branch of Oak Park Township. The CMHB is comprised of nine residents appointed by the Township Supervisor with the approval of the Township Trustees.

The purpose of the Community Mental Health Board is to assist in planning, developing, coordinating, evaluating, and funding mental health services in Oak Park. This includes services for persons with mental disorders, alcohol or other drug dependence or developmental disorders. The Township’s Community Mental Health Fund provides over $1million in financial support for programs and services to 12-20 agencies per year in Oak Park.

The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township (CMHB) is a branch of Oak Park Township. The CMHB is comprised of nine residents appointed by the Township Supervisor with the approval of the Township Trustees.

Partner Spotlight

The Milburn Family has been a part of OK since we swung our first sledgehammers during the buildout of our program space at the RFCC in 2009. The family has stayed committed with time, energy and financial support while also committing the vast resources of their business to help Opportunity Knocks continue to grow.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group has been one of OK's most generous partners since 2013. The broker of the group, John Lawrence serves on the board of directors. With John leading the way, the team at BHHS commits their time as volunteers, their commissions as donors and their love and support as partners in the mission.




Led by local agent and long-time supporter and advocate of the OK Mission, Garfield Philpotts, the Allstate Family has grown into one of OK's most generous corporate partners. Working thru the company's giving program and connecting thru our events as volunteers Garfield connects nearly a dozen agents and many thousands of dollars to the cause!




OK has never had the luxury of depending on a reliable stream of support from the state of Illinois. Thankfully, we have found a great partner in a local governmental agency at the Oak Park Township. The OPT's Community Mental Health Board serves as one of the strongest partners we have in supporting our day program the Life Shop. 




How You Can Support Us

We look to tailor our partnerships to meet your business goals and work side-by-side to create engaging opportunities that have a positive impact. Here are several ways that your company can participate:


See here the full year of events and dates chart: model the chart in Sponsor Brochure. To learn more about sponsor packages available for any of these events, please click below and submit a sponsor inquiry form.


OK offers multiple levels of annual partnership opportunities to advance our mission and complement the giving priorities of many workplaces. To learn more please click below and submit a sponsor inquiry form.


We are always eager to welcome new members to the OK Family through involvement in our events, programs or social enterprises.  We have short-term, one-day, one shift opportunities that are perfect for teams or groups. For those looking for more regular involvement, we can also craft volunteer opportunities in any of our programs or seasonally on the Knockout Farm                                             


Want to create a fun event that engages your employees and benefits a great cause?  We can help create a unique opportunity for your organization. Here are a few ideas: Super Bowl Squares, Final Four brackets, office jeans day and many more. Please click below to connect with our development team to explore ideas.

How We Can Support You

Our team is ready to help your organization create a unique and successful partnership.

We Will Provide

  • A plan that aligns with your objectives, from a single event to a multi-faceted engagement plan
  • Promotional access to our strong social media network (Insert updated media channels chart)
  • Access to a variety of employee/team volunteer opportunities