about amnd

Oheka Castle

“If you ever need proof that nothing is impossible….”


A Midwinter Night’s Dream is a student run non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS. Begun after the diagnosis of a beloved teacher of the Northport-East Northport School District in 2004, students, graduates, fellow teachers and community members banded together to aid all who have been affected by ALS. An annual gala dinner is the focal point of A Midwinter Night’s Dream’s fundraising efforts. The proceeds from this event are donated to different patients, ALS organizations, and science research centers.

A Midwinter Night’s Dream runs five unique programs for high school students: Fundraising Program, Research, Patient Services, Philanthropy Center and AMND Chapter program. Each program provides numerous opportunities for students to get involved with community service. Our experience in fundraising demonstrates that students can make a difference in the world. Besides raising money and awareness for ALS, educating our youth about philanthropy has become one of our major goals.

In our seven year history, we have raised over $2.5 million for ALS Research and families afflicted with the disease. Our event is made possible through the support of over 2,000 corporate and individual sponsors, as well as countless students, faculty and friends of Northport High School.