The Associate Board Projects and Events

The Associate Board also holds a variety of social events and happy hours, as well as membership meetings, throughout the year. For more information on how to become more involved, contact The Associate Board at 224.364.7275.  View photos of the Associate Board's Annual Benefit and other activities on Facebook.


Infant Special Care Unit Tour

Members have the opportunity to see first-hand how Associate Board funds are making a big difference for NorthShore Evanston Hospital's tiniest patients. Nurses lead a behind-the-scenes tour at the ISCU several times throughout the year for members. The next tour will be in August at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. All are welcome! Contact 224.364.7275 or for more details.




Join The Associate Board’s $20x12 ISCU STAR Program by making a recurring gift of $20 a month for 12 months.


Your gift of just $5 a week will support The Associate Board Emergency Family Fund, which has already helped more than 900 families since 2009. 

For the price of a premium coffee or a tip on a lunch tab, you can make a huge difference and provide concrete assistance to Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU) families in need at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. Your monthly gift will:

  • Assist parents with travel vouchers so they can visit their hospitalized infant.
  • Assist parents with travel vouchers so they can visit their hospitalized infant.
  • Pay for meals and/or groceries to keep family members healthy and nourished.
  • Provide needed assistance with rental and utility bills.
  • Help families obtain necessary medical supplies, baby clothes and infant formula

Make a gift or become an ISCU STAR.

Past Associate Board Events

Kicks for Kids Annual Kickball Tournament

The Associate Board gathered for a few games of kickball on Saturday, July 23, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Waveland Fields near Irving Park and Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. All proceeds supported the Infant Special Care Unit and Department of Pediatrics at NorthShore Evanston Hospital.

Infant Special Care Unit Reunion Picnic

The Associate Board hosted the 44th annual Infant Special Care Unit Reunion Picnic on Sunday, June 26 to celebrate the babies who have 'graduated' from the Infant Special Care Unit. Parents, doctors, nurses, and the babies themselves have worked hard to overcome difficult odds, so we celebrate this victory every year! 

Spring All Hands Meeting

Members of The Associate Board got together on Thursday, May 12 at MATTER in the Merchandise Mark for our spring all member meeting. Members got the chance to network with current and former members over light food and drinks.

Rebuilding Together Volunteer Day

Members of The Associate Board gathered for a day of service to give back to families in need in the North Shore community. On Saturday, April 30 we partnered with Rebuilding Together to make repairs and improvements to an elderly woman's home in Evanston. From landscaping to painting, we made a lot of improvements!

Distillery Tour & Tasting

Thank you to everyone who joined members and friends of The Associate Board of NorthShore University HealthSystem for a tour and tasting at Chicago Distilling Company on Thursday, March 3, 2016! Proceeds raised from the night support patient support programs and innovative research to aid the Department of Pediatrics and Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU) at NorthShore Evanston Hospital.

Winter All-Hands Meeting

The Associate Board of NorthShore University HealthSystem gathered at Jake Melnick's on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of food, drinks and learning more about what we support. Representatives from the Infant Special Care Unit shared more about what the Associate Board funds and the Associate Board Committee Chairs shared how members can get more involved with the Associate Board this year.

Blanket Making Evening

An annual Winter activitiy, Associate Board Members gathered to make blankets (easy, no-sew variety!) on December 3, 2015 in Chicago. All blankets made were brought to the ISCU to keep babies warm during their stay and for families to enjoy when they go home.

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