Associate Board

The organization’s mission, IMD Guest House builds community and healing by providing comfortable, affordable accommodation for patients and their families throughout their treatment.

The Associate Board (AB) is a IMD Guest House young professionals group who supports the mission and vision of providing comfort to all guests regardless of their ability to pay a nightly rate.

Associate Board members connect with people in the Chicago area who are interested in making an impact in their community and expanding the reach of the mission.

As an advocate, you help support the Comfort Fund through volunteering, fostering philanthropic connections, fundraising events, and engaging others to support a wonderful cause. Members are ambassadors in the community and a springboard for the Comfort Fund. The Comfort Fund helps ensure no one is turned away for limited funds for a nightly rate, and supports veterans receiving treatment for PTSD.

Member Benefits

Network

Connect with leaders in the community

Grow

Build relationships, raise awareness & take action

Enjoy

Have fun at exciting fundraising events

2020 Associate Board Leadership

Dipal Blackowicz
Felice Columbretis
Rob Giachetti
Lai Shaan Smith
Ali Vernasco

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Join the IMD Guest House Associate Board

The IMD Guest House AB is pleased to welcome new members on an ongoing basis! Below are the steps to becoming a AB member:

      1. Review membership expectations
      2. Complete application
      3. An IMDGH AB member will reach out and chat with you
      4. You are welcome to join us for a meeting prior to joining the AB

General Expectations
The following are the minimum annual expectations:

      • Meetings are held every other month; members may be excused from up to 2 meetings per year; members may attend remotely via conference call
      • Help coordinate one fundraising event per year. AB members can appoint committees to assist with planning and execution of events
      • Recommendations for events will be discussed and determined by AB members
      • Participate in member recruitment, with the goal of recruiting one new AB member

The IMD Guest House Associate Board, AB creates fun opportunities to engage with peers while supporting the IMD Guest House mission. The AB does this through a combination of the following: Membership Meetings, Networking, Fundraising & Events, and Volunteer Opportunities.

If you are interested in joining, please submit an application. Interested new members are welcome to join us at an AB meeting before submitting an application.

We also welcome interested new members in taking part in a volunteer project, an application for Associate Board Membership does not need to be submitted to volunteer.

The IMD Guest House Associate Board was founded in 2014. The AB is a organization of volunteers who assist IMD Guest House achieve its mission. Members are young Chicago professionals seeking to benefit and make an impact in their communities by leveraging their skills and networks to support the IMD Guest House vision of providing the comforts of home the and the care of community for those who must travel away from home to seek medical treatment, and support veterans receiving treatment for PTSD.

We want to congratulate David Cades, who was recently elected as a IMD Guest House Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 Board Year!

We wish him well in his new capacity and thank him for his commitment to IMD Guest House! We are so fortunate to have David as part of our leadership team and grateful for his willingness to share his skills, time and expertise with us.

From the staff at IMD Guest House, welcome to the Board, and especially thank you. You are helping create a solid foundation through the work you support at IMD Guest House.

A note from IMDGH AB Members,

As your leadership with the IMDGH AB ends, the Board of Directors welcomes a new member. We thank you again for the impact you had on the families and veterans you supported and interacted with over the last three years. The community leaders you encountered through philanthropic efforts and the volunteer opportunities you pursued.

We take heart in knowing the friends and network you met through IMD Guest House Associate Board membership have had, and will continue to have, a positive influence on your personal pursuit’s. As you discovered, every person has the ability to make an impact and advocate for others.

And finally, we remind you, too, should remember to find the fun and joy in everything you do!

What We're Up To

Fall 2020

Come meet AB members and learn more about our dynamic group!

Have a great time at Carnivale Chicago, located in the vibrant West Loop. Enjoy a special beverage in support of the Comfort Fund for NICU families. Get your friends, crew or colleagues involved in supporting a terrific charity cause. Funds raised go directly to the Comfort Fund.

Comfort Fund

October 4, 2020

AB members are charity running in the Bucktown 5k, and the Chicago Marathon which will be held on October 11, 2020.

Register and join in the joy & fun of charity running! Help raise funds in support of the Comfort Fund for NICU families.

2020 Chair Campaign

AB members are helping to raise funds to purcahse zero gravity medical lift recliners that will serve our guests in both comfort and functional capacity.

Often times, this may be the only way patients receiving treatment such as chemotherapy, organ transplant or other procedure can sleep.

Contact the Associate Board

The IMD Guest House Associate Board, (AB), creates fun opportunities to engage with peers while supporting the IMD Guest House mission. The AB does this through a combination of the following: Membership Meetings, Networking, Fundraising Events, and Volunteer Opportunities.

If you are interested in joining, please send us an email using the form or call 312-996-3193.

You can also Submit an application.

Interested new members are welcome to join us at an AB meeting before submitting an application.

We also welcome interested new members in taking part in a volunteer project, an application for Associate Board Membership does not need to be submitted to volunteer.

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