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 224.364.7227.  View photos of the Associate Board's Annual Benefit and other activities on Facebook.


 Upcoming Associate Board Events


Work Out & Give Back

Join Associate Board members and friends for a private class at Barry's Boot Camp River North (11 W. Erie, Chicago) on Sunday, October 1 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  We'll gather at 2:00 p.m. with class starting at 2:30 p.m., then enjoy some snacks afterwards while working on a new project for ISCU families until 4:00 p.m.

If you are able to join us, please be sure to create a Barry's account here before Sept 29;     

Then, email Natalie Riemer, our Volunteer Chair, that you plan to attend no later than Sept 29 at natalie.riemer@gtcr.com. She will confirm with Barry’s who will be in our group.

 

If you’ve never been to Barry’s, check out this link to get an idea of what to expect in The Red Room!

 

Your $30 donation for the class will go straight to helping ISCU families and leading-edge research! Please bring cash to the class or you can venmo with Natalie.

 

Come ready to have fun, get in a great workout and help with a meaningful project for families graduating from the ISCU. We’ll be kicking off a new project to make a commemorative memento for ISCU families that can also help to promote our philanthropic efforts for these special infants. We look forward to seeing you there!


Infant Special Care Unit Tour

New and prospective 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. The next tour and orientation will take place this Winter. Contact 224.364.7227 or associateboard@northshore.org for more details.

 

 


ISCU STAR Program

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


Bowling Night

Members and friends of The Associate Board gathered at Diversey River Bowl on Thursday, August 24. Proceeds raised from the evening support the Infant Special Care Unit and Peripartum Mood Disorder Research.


Infant Special Care Unit Reunion Picnic

The Associate Board hosted the 45th annual Infant Special Care Unit Reunion Picnic on Sunday, June 25 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! The picnic was held in the west parking lot of NorthShore Skokie Hospital and kids enjoyed games, crafts, snacks, a visit from the local fire truck, face-painting and more! 


Work Out & Give Back

On Sunday, May 7, the Associate Board gathered for afternoon of giving back. Members and friends attended a Pure Barre River North class where all class fees were donated to the Associate Board. Afterwards, attendees enjoyed brunch while making blankets for the babies in the Infant Special Care Unit to use during their stay in the hospital and to take home with them.


Distillery Tour & Tasting

Members and friends of The Associate Board gathered for a tour and tasting at Rhine Hall Distillery on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Everyone enjoyed a private tour, tastings, snacks and a raffle. Proceeds raised 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-Member Meeting

Associate Board members gathered for an all member meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Bar Louie in Chicago. Members mingled while enjoying food and beverage, and they were joined by Murray Ancell, Executive Director of NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation, who shared an overview of philanthropy’s impact at NorthShore.


Holiday Party & Blanket Making Evening

An annual Winter activitiy, Associate Board Members gathered to make blankets (easy, no-sew variety!) on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Chicago. All blankets were brought to the ISCU to keep babies warm during their stay and for families to enjoy when they go home. Members also collected  gift cards to donate to the families served by the Perinatal Family Support Center.


12th Annual Benefit: A Masquerade

The Assoicate Board hosted its 12th Annual Benefit: A Masquerade on Saturday, October 22 at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago. The evening featured a raffle, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, libations, dessert bar, and live music by The Personnel—all with a masquerade theme. Click here for more details. 


Benefit Kick-Off!

The Associate Board kicked-off the12th Annual Benefit on Thursday, September 15! Members and friends of The Associate Board spent an evening at The Drinkingbird with light bites and drinks. 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. 


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.


 

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