Auxiliary Society

  • Chicago, Auxiliary Society, Meeting, Red Cross

Young Professionals Making a Difference

The Young Professionals Auxiliary Society is a dedicated group of mission-minded young professionals who support the American Red Cross through fundraising activities. Raising an average of $200,000 annually, proceeds from membership and fundraising events support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in our community, across the country and around the world.

    Benefits Include:

  • Networking opportunities with fellow philanthropic young professionals and career development opportunities
  • Volunteer for the world’s most recognized charity
  • Leadership opportunities in a range of areas including Auxiliary Board positions, event planning committees, membership committees & third party fundraising
  • For more information on the Auxiliary Society or becoming a member, please contact Sally Taylor, Membership Chair, at

Auxiliary Society Membership Requirements

  • Make a meaningful gift annually to the American Red Cross, 100% of your donation goes to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross.
  • Attend at least 9 of 12 monthly Auxiliary Society meetings.
  • Be an active member of at least one Auxiliary Society event committee (Mingling for a Mission, Red Cross Classic, and Team Red Cross).
  • May require attending supplemental meetings, joining conference calls and doing work outside of scheduled monthly meetings.
  • Contribute to committee’s fundraising efforts by being an active and involved in the planning process for the event.
  • Must plan to attend the event(s) the committee is responsible for & be actively engaged in the execution of the event.
  • Attend on-going Auxiliary Society events for networking, volunteering, and leadership opportunities.

The Young Professionals Auxiliary Society Members

    Executive Committee

  • Jeanine Pekkarinen | Auxiliary Society Chair
  • Jason Baumann | Marketing Chair
  • Sally Taylor | Membership Chair
  • Amy Fabbiano | Mingling for a Mission Co-Chair
  • Andrea Metzger | Mingling for a Mission Co-Chair
  • Allison Whitley | Team Red Cross Chair


  • Rajat Dubey
  • Kiara Hardin
  • Daniel Kang
  • Tushar Khandelwal
  • Jonathan Lira
  • Kamryn McPike
  • Alec Meyerholz
  • Savannah Murin
  • Lindsey Nelson
  • Duangnapa "Nid"Palungrit
  • Patricia Pelaez
  • Colleen Pratt
  • Samantha Sanchez
  • Adam Smetana
  • Kelly Studdert
  • Theresa Thibeau
  • Chris Tomes