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. This committed group has hosted Dodgeball Tournaments in Chicago and introduced the children in our group homes to cultural and recreational activities in the downtown area. Meetings are held monthly. Our Chicago Auxiliary Board is always looking for new members. To join this dynamic group, please contact Chicago Auxiliary President Christine Ewing. To pay your annual dues, please click here. Chicago Auxiliary Membership Form Photo Release Form

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Young urban professionals on Hephzibah’s Chicago Auxiliary Board introduce the children in our group homes to cultural and recreational activities in the downtown area and raise funds to support our mission through activities such as Dodgeball Tournaments on Chicago’s lakefront.

2017-2018  Chicago Auxiliary Board Members

Christina Ewing, President
Crystal Marquez, Vice-President
Allie Minning, Treasurer
Christina Ewing, Membership
Meghna Agarwal
Cara Baiocchi
Alexandru Buzura
Shari Christofferson
Kristina Finney
Jaclyn Hogan
Maxwell Kelly
Travis Kimpel
Paul Kitti
Steve Kohn
Heather Lowe
Becky Moore
Raluca Motoi
Jason Raidbard
Meghan Ross
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 Photo Release Form

The Oak Park Auxiliary hosts the “Kids Gala” for the children at Hephzibah Home each April. During this annual celebration of our children’s gifts and talents, the auxiliary presents awards to the children in categories such as “Fashionista Queen” and “Most Nurturing.”

 

2016-2017  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
Christine Baissac-Hayden
Valerie Beville
Brittany Boudreau
Sarah Gibbs
Meghan Hurley-Gibbs
Dannyel Kafer
Grace Khamou
Dana Kirby
Greta Landis
Marci Lerner
Michele Mazur
Lynn Reissenweber
Sarah Roberts
Donna Rolf
Elizabeth Seltzer
Jen Weaver
Sarah Yale

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 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.

 

2017-2018  Western Auxiliary Board Members

Tami Wanless, President Penny Latta, Vice President Amanda Cyzen, Co-Secretary Laura King, Co-Secretary Maha Engesser, Membership Chair Laura McLaughlin, Publicity Michelle Choi, Children’s Interactions Andrea Knapp, Children’s Interactions Jenny Rieger, Children’s Interactions Alicia Skokol, Children’s Services Kristen O’Neill, Hospitality Chair Brooke Alholm Debbie Brambora Maureen Burk Tiffany Clark Terri Demchinski Lisa Diomede Jennifer Eldersveld Carla Franz Stephznie Genuardi Cindy Glavin Karen Hoban Kristi Highes Tina Hutchinson Anja Hvam Grace Morgan Jessica O’Neil Sharon Prisco Carla Puccini Wendy Reitz Becky Roscich Jennifer Shoenherr Melinda Smith Shannon Spanos Kimberly Stoltz Diane Ullman Michelle VanHorn Anne Weber

Western Auxiliary Board