Auxiliary Board

auxiliary boardThe Big Shoulders Fund Auxiliary Board is the most rapidly growing nonprofit board for young professionals in Chicago.

Currently the Auxiliary Board has 250 members (and growing) who serve our students and schools through volunteering, fundraising, and spreading the word about our mission. Along with the Chairmen’s Advisory Council, it comprises the “Next Generation” of Big Shoulders Fund leaders. Annual membership only requires a donation to the Auxiliary Board Scholarship, but there are many ways to stay active and give back throughout the year.

Membership Levels


$150 annual donation

Recognition in the Annual Report

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FREE admission to the Big Shoulders Fund Ball VIP Reception with the purchase of a regular ticket.

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$50 annual donation

Recognition in the Annual Report

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Select a volunteer opportunity that works best with your schedule to get involved with our schools and meet our students. Both school-based and committee level opportunities are available.

Financial Support

Support Big Shoulders Fund with an annual contribution to the Auxiliary Board Scholarship of $50 or $150. Your support goes directly to our students. Donate today!

Spread the Word

Promote the Big Shoulders Fund mission. Bring your friends to a networking event or help organize a service day for your colleagues.


The Auxiliary Board hosts two annual fundraising events in the spring and the fall, and both events support the Auxiliary Board Scholarship. Follow the links to learn more.

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To find out more ways to get involved, like service days or a stint as a mentor for students, check out our volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Colleen Sprague.

Colleen Sprague
Assistant Director, Next Generation and Events
312.544.8691  ✶