Young Professionals Board


The Young Professionals Board (YPB) supports the overall mission and programs of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. YPB members are entrepreneurial, ambitious individuals dedicated to advancing the efforts of BGCC through volunteering, fundraising, networking and community engagement opportunities. The YPB also seeks to broaden the reach of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s volunteer leadership network by engaging talented young professionals and promoting the growth and development of Chicagoland’s future philanthropic leaders.

Benefits of Membership

  • Professional and leadership opportunities through committee and event chairmanship
  • Exclusive volunteer opportunities
  • Member name and business listing on all YPB printed collateral and on the BGCC website
  • Donor and Board recognition in the BGCC Annual Report
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector
  • Network with other young professionals in Chicago and have fun in a meaningful way

How to Join

  • To become a member of the YPB, please fill out an online application and see the information regarding membership expectations. Applicants will be invited to attend a board meeting and tour a BGCC Club.

Membership Expectations

  • Attend and actively participate in quarterly board meetings
  • Attend at least three Board or BGCC events each year (Youth of the Year, YPB events, volunteer opportunities, etc.)
  • Actively serve on a YPB Committee

Financial Commitment

  • Pay annual dues ($150) before January 23, 2018.
  • Purchase at least one (1) ticket to the YPB Annual Fundraising Event
  • Secure auction items, sponsorships, or ticket sales for the YPB Annual Fundraising Event

Current Board Members:
Laura Aguilar
Alana Ballantyne
Jason Bradford
Joseph Brooks
Mackenzie Crawford
Daniel Crowley
Julia Derish
Bryan Dimayuga
Amanda Gallagher
Meghan Gallagher
Alfredo Gonzalez
Spencer Hadelman
Caitlin Hanley
Allison Harris

Michael Harrell
Iboro Ikene, Membership Chair
Logan Margulis
Kouri C. Marshall
Carson Muir, Volunteer Chair
Kevin O'Neill
Alli Otto, Board Chair
Imani Pitman
Sean William Roberts
Jaclyn Sattler
Rashi Sharan
Sarah Siderius
Royce Strahan
Steven Walker
Cody Weaver