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

  • Ms. Kelly Studdert, Auxiliary Society Chair
  • Ms. Jeanine Pekkarinen, Auxiliary Society Vice Chair
  • Mr. Jason Baumann, Marketing Chair
  • Ms. Amy Fabbiano, Mingling for a Mission Co-Chair
  • Ms. Sally Taylor, Membership Chair
  • Ms. Andrea Metzger, Mingling for a Mission Co-Chair
  • Ms. Allison Whitley, Team Red Cross Chair


  • Ms. Marta Bednarz
  • Mr. John Cooper
  • Mr. Rajat Dubey
  • Mr. Stanley Hill
  • Mr. Daniel Kang
  • Mr. Tushar Khandelwal
  • Mr. Jonathan Lira
  • Mr. Alec Meyerholz
  • Ms. Katie Molter
  • Ms. Duangnapa Palungrit
  • Ms. Patricia Pelaez
  • Ms. Colleen Pratt
  • Ms. Samantha Sanchez
  • Mr. Adam Smetana
  • Ms. Megan Shimko
  • Ms. Clarise Stockle
  • Ms. Theresa Thibeau
  • Mr. Christopher Tomes