Our three amazing auxiliary boards energize and inspire everyone at Hephzibah with their boundless enthusiasm as they raise awareness of Hephzibah’s mission, host fundraising events to make our mission possible and organize activities for the children living in our group and foster homes. As a Hephzibah auxiliary board member, you’ll form new friendships, discover a new purpose in life and have a lot of fun as you help build a better future for the children we serve.

Chicago Auxiliary Board

Hephzibah’s Chicago Auxiliary Board was established in 2006 to encourage young professionals living in the downtown Chicago area to use their talents, resources and connections to help advance our mission. Each year, this committed group hosts a Dodgeball Tournament in Chicago and introduces the children in our group homes to cultural and recreational activities in the downtown area such as ice skating and trips to local zoos.

Meetings are held monthly.

Our Chicago Auxiliary Board is always looking for new members. To join this dynamic group, please contact Volunteer Manager Hannah Weigel. To pay your annual dues please click here.

Chicago Auxiliary Membership Form

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The Chicago Auxiliary Board’s summer Dodgeball Tournament attracts scores of young urban professionals for a sun-kissed day of sports and socializing on Chicago’s lakefront and raises about $10,000 annually to support Hephzibah’s mission.

2015-2016  Chicago Auxiliary Board Members

Jackie White, President
Raluca Motoi, Vice President
Laura Markin, Immediate Past President
Allie Minning, Treasurer
Christina Ewing, Membership
Emilie Hennessey, Secretary
Meghan Ross, Publicity Chair
Ryan Maloney, Children’s Interaction Chair

Cara Baiocchi
Alexandru Buzura
Shari Christofferson
Kelly Doherty
Jaclyn Hogan
Travis Kimple
Steve Kohn
Morgan Leinberry
Diana Monteleone
Rebecca Moore
Jason Raidbard
Tim White

Oak Park Auxiliary Board

Hephzibah’s Oak Park Auxiliary Board has been active in the community since 1996. Each year, these dedicated volunteers host several local fundraisers.

The group also coordinates seasonal events for the children in our group homes, including a Kid’s Gala in April, a garden planting in May and a fall picnic.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at rotating locations in Oak Park.

Our Oak Park Auxiliary Board is always looking for new members. To join this dynamic group, please contact Iliana Perea, membership chair of the Oak Park Auxiliary. To pay your annual dues please click here.

Oak Park Auxiliary Membership Form

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Oak Park Auxiliary Members hosted a fancy Kids Gala in April 2016 and gave awards such as Best Artist and Nicest Friend

Oak Park Auxiliary Members hosted a fancy Kids Gala for members of our Residence in April 2016 with awards such as Best Artist and Nicest Friend.

2015-2016  Oak Park Auxiliary Board Members

Dave Wick, President
Natalie Noonan, Vice President
Marci Lerner, Immediate Past President
Lauren Dain, Treasurer
Iliana Perea, Membership
Michele Mazur, Secretary
Teri Svehla, Hospitality Chair

Darci Aita
Kara Feehan
Jodi Fyfe*
Meg Garey
Jorie Grogan
Grace Khamou
Dana Kirby
Greta Landis
Jean Marie Powell
Lynn Reissenweber
Donna Rolf
Elizabeth G. Seltzer*
Jen Weaver

*sustaining member

Western Auxiliary Board

Hephzibah’s Western Auxiliary Board has been active in the community since 2002. Each year, the Western Auxiliary organizes and hosts fundraising events such as our popular Memorial Day Hoof it for Hephzibah 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash in Glen Ellyn and Holiday of Hope party and gift boutique featuring unique and handmade gifts for the holidays. The Western Auxiliary also coordinates special events for the children in our group homes such as cookie decorating, birthday boxes and a group outing to the YMCA.

Meetings are held monthly.

Our Western Auxiliary Board is always looking for new members. To join this dynamic group, please contact Maha Engesser, membership chair of the Western Auxiliary Board. To pay your annual dues please click here.

Western Auxiliary Writable Membership Form

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The Western Auxiliary Board’s Memorial Day Hoof it for Hephzibah 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash in Glen Ellyn draws more than 700 runners and raises more than $30,000 annually to support Hephzibah’s mission.

 

2015-2016  Western Auxiliary Board Members

Megan Scheck, President
Tami Wanless, Vice President
Megan Feinberg, Treasurer
Lisa Diomede, Membership Chair
Maha Engesser, Membership Chair
Penny Latta, Secretary
Kristin Gusanders, Hoof It Chair

Debbie Brambora*
Michelle Choi
Stephanie Clark
Julie Cole*
Jen Eldersveld
Dottie Eldridge
Carla Franz
Cindy Glavin
Andrea Gritis
Karen Hoban
Kristi Hughes
Tina B. Hutchinson
Laura King
Andrea Knapp
Tara Manuel
Laura McLaughlin
Jacqueline Merker
Kristin O’Neill
Terri Persino
Elise Powell
Carla Puccini
Jenny Rieger
Wendy Reitz
Becky Roscich
Jennifer Schoenherr*
Courtney Seipel
Alicia Skodol
Kimberly Stoltz
Diane Ullman
Anne Weber
Jill Wordekemper

*sustaining