Auxiliary Society

  • Chicago, Auxiliary Society, Meeting, Red Cross

Young Professionals Making a Difference

The 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

Auxiliary Society Membership Requirements

  • Make a meaningful gift annually to the American Red Cross (membership dues), 100% of your donation goes to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross.
  • Attend at least 3 quarterly Auxiliary Society Board meetings
  • Be an active member of at least one Auxiliary Society event committee (Mingling for a Mission, Red Cross Classic, and Team Red Cross).
    • Attend Monthly Meetings
    • Contribute to committee’s fundraising efforts by being an active and involved committee member
  • Attend on-going Auxiliary Society events (optional) for networking, volunteering, and leadership opportunities
Be a part of a society that mobilizes to help their neighbors across the street, across the country and across the world.

To receive an Auxiliary Society application, and learn more about the application process, contact Sally Taylor, Auxiliary Society Membership Chair.

Auxiliary Society Members

    Executive Committee

  • Ms. Kelly Studdert, Auxiliary Society Chair
  • Ms. Jeanine Pekkarinen, Auxiliary Society Vice Chair
  • Mr. Jason Baumann, Marketing Chair
  • Ms. Sally Taylor, Membership Chair
  • Ms. Clarise Stockle, Mingling for a Mission Chair
  • Ms. Allison Whitley, Team Red Cross Chair


  • Ms. Marta Bednarz
  • Mr. Rajat Dubey
  • Ms. Amy Fabbiano
  • Mr. Stanley Hill
  • Mr. Daniel Kang
  • Ms. Patricia Pelaez Kawashima
  • Mr. Jonathan Lira
  • Ms. Andrea Metzger
  • Mr. Alec Meyerholz
  • Ms. Katie Molter
  • Ms. Duangnapa Palungrit
  • Ms. Colleen Pratt
  • Mr. Zack Ross
  • Ms. Samantha Sanchez
  • Ms. Megan Shimko
  • Mr. Christopher Tomes