Well if you know me you know I'm a social butterfly, but as I got older and joined boards I realized the fun and importance of the gala scene. I was going to go out and eat and drink anyway, which would cost me $100-$150 bucks, so why not do it while supporting a good cause? I joined my first board when I was 32 and I wish I would have when I was 22. I want everyone to know volunteerism comes in all shapes and sizes.


Board of Directors,
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is the oldest and largest women’s organization in the region, with a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. For more than 140 years, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago has been committed to serving the evolving needs of women and families.


Chairman’s Advisory Council,
Big Shoulders Fund

For more than twenty-eight years, Big Shoulders Fund has helped Chicago’s children in need achieve their dreams through access to a quality, values-based education. We accomplish this by investing more than $20 million annually in scholarship support and academic enrichment for students, operational improvements for schools, leadership development programs for the next generation of school leaders, and academic programs and professional development for teachers.

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Board of Directors,
Susan G. Komen Chicago

Our mission is to Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.