Young Professionals Board

The Young Professionals Board (YPB) 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.

How to Join

  • To become a member of the YPB, please fill out an online application and see the information regarding membership expectations.

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 ($250)
  • 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

Board Co-Chairs:

Caitlin Hanley
Sarah Siderius

Volunteer Chair:

Mikayla Gehrisch

Membership Chair:

Carolyn Brennan

Event Chair:


Current Board Members:

Annie Barrett

Megen Cowett

Spencer Hadelman

Noah Held

Lorielle Kowalczyk

Carson Muir

Chinaza Nwaneri

Kelly Anne Ohde

Kevin O’Neill

Jamie Roussel

Meghan Shaffer

Alexandra Soave

Frank St. Angel

Kenet Weed