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.
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
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.
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
Jean Marie Powell
Elizabeth G. Seltzer*
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.
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
Tina B. Hutchinson