Become a Board Member

The Children’s Research Fund Junior Board consists of young professionals in the Chicago metropolitan area. The 75 members range in age from 22 to 35. Our meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month.

Application Process: If you are interested in becoming a board member of the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board, please contact us at membership@crfjb.org for more information and to be added to the prospective members list.

Membership on the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board is a one-year term. Application materials for prospective new members will be posted in mid-October and due sometime in early November. Immediately following the application process, prospective members will be interviewed and new board members will be selected by the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board in late November or early December.

Membership Requirements:

  1. Pay Annual Dues of $100
  2. Attend and participate in at least 9 of 12 Board meetings
  3. Actively participate in a Standing Committee (assignments to be made after the first Board meeting of the year)
  4. Provide a minimum of 15 contacts for the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board email database by the end of January and continually update throughout your tenure as a board member
  5. Purchase one ticket to Cocktails for a Cause and to the Spring Event
  6. Sell at least 5 additional tickets to Cocktails for a Cause and 3 additional tickets to the Spring Event
  7. Volunteer at Cocktails for a Cause and any additional board events, as needed
  8. Procure auction donations for Cocktails for a Cause (with an aggregate fair market value of at least $500
  9. Sell at least 1 (ideally 3) advertisement for the Cocktails for a Cause program book

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ANNUAL APPEAL

Annual Giving to the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board is critical to our ability to continue to fund innovative pediatric medical research that will benefit countless children. It is also critical in enabling Lurie Children’s to remain competitive in securing external funding necessary to become one of the country’s leading pediatric research centers. Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated. Gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized at our signature event, Cocktails for a Cause.

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The Children’s Research Fund Junior Board needs your help in order to continue to play a vital role in improving the health and lives of children. Philanthropic gifts from donors like you are important to enabling the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute one of the country’s leading pediatric research centers.

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Co-Chairs:
Lauren Joseph  •  Dan Martino

Executive Committee:
Brittany Abrams  •  Matt Allard
John Dana  •  Brian Duffy
Kelsey Garvin  •  Tonya Geesman
Amy Gerstein
Brittany Hartwig  •  Jackie Hartz
Kelly Kapshandy  •  Nikki Keidan
Katie Lyons   •  Melli Prousis

Children’s Research Fund Liaison:
Tammy Whelan

Legal Counsel:
David P. McHugh  •  Schiff Hardin LLP

Children’s Research Fund Junior Board:
c/o Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation
225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 4
Chicago, IL 60611-2605
p 312.227.7500  •  f 312.227.9534
info@crfjb.org