The Auxiliary Board for the Association House of Chicago is a group of young professionals dedicated to support the organization’s mission and create awareness of its community impact for a wider set of professional and public audiences in and around Chicago.

Since 1899, Association House has worked with Chicagoans who seek tools to lead more productive lives. It is one of the oldest “settlement houses” in Chicago originally designed to provide relief and guidance to new immigrants. Today, Association House is a vital resource to under-served, multicultural communities, providing collaborative programs to promote health and wellness, educational advancement, and economic empowerment for nearly 20,000 individuals and families.

Visit our mission and values statements here.


  • Network with the Board of Directors and active business & civic leaders at events.
  • Enhance planning and oversight abilities by participating in professional volunteer committees, including: Special Events, and Finance & Audit.
  • Pathway for future leadership on Association House’s governing Board of Directors
  • Recognition in our Faces of Hope benefit program, Annual Report, and website
  • Contribute to the legacy one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in Chicago.


A full list of roles and responsibilities for appointed auxiliary members is available during the application process. Some general expectations for active participation are:

  • Plan for and attend auxiliary fundraising events and networking efforts;
  • Attend and/or volunteer for Association House’s community events and special events;
  • Fulfill the auxiliary financial contribution – a give/get requirement – of at least $250;

Want to join the Auxiliary Board? Complete the member application, and return to:

Drew Williams
Donor Relations Coordinator
Association House of Chicago

Auxiliary Board Volunteer Opportunities

A variety of professional and programmatic volunteering opportunities are available. If you would like to discuss any potential opportunities, please call Drew Williams at 773.772.8144.