Dec 16, 2015
Congratulations to our December Member of the Month, Rachel Jacklin!!! Rachel is a new member to the Junior Council and came in strong. She has attended all of our latest Junior Council meetings and has been a huge supporter at all of our events. Rachel has been working very hard on helping out with Snowball 2016. She was able to recruit a Bernard Movers, a moving company to help us move all the decorations out of Union Station the morning after Snowball. The next morning is always a big struggle so this is a MAJOR bonus! We are very lucky to have Rachel on our team and we look forward to working with her more in the future. Thanks for all your hard work, Rachel!!!
Nov 18, 2015
We want to give a HUGE shout out to Kim Cramer, one of our November Members of the Month! Kim is another new member making a large impact on the Junior Council. Kim has spent a lot of time attending all of our events. She has also attending our JC work nights and focused hard on Snowball and bringing new sponsors, auction items and more to the event. She has dedicated a lot of her own time to help the Junior Council be successful. Thank you for all your hard work Kim! You're doing a great job. Keep it up!
Congratulations to one of our November Members of the Month, Ray Waters!!! Ray is a new member to the Junior Council and came in ready to work. She has attended all of our latest Junior Council meetings, events and hospital tours. Ray has been a major help at all of our JC work nights. She has been spending a lot of time and energy obtaining some amazing auction items for #Snowball2016! Ray has made a huge impact already and we look forward to see what she brings in the future! Thanks for all your hard work, Ray!!!
Nov 12, 2015
Junior Council's Snowball Kick-Off Party is almost here! This party takes place on Friday, November 13th at The Underground Chicago from 10 pm - 12 pm. Tickets are $40 online or you can purchase our Snowball Ticket Package for $150. The Snowball Ticket Package is your chance to save $50 on your Snowball ticket. Snowball ticket prices will increase to $135 after the kick-off party so jump on this great deal!
Tickets will be available until 5 pm on Friday, November 13th. Depending on capacity we may be selling tickets at the door for $45 but don't risk it! Purchase tickets here https://my.bidpal.net/
**Snowball Kick-Off Party ticket If you refer 10 friends to the Snowball Kick-Off party at The Underground Chicago or 5 friends to the Snowball Ticket Package you will receive 25 #Snowball2016 raffle tickets. For every additional ticket you get 5 raffle tickets. To receive your raffle tickets email your friends names that are attending the Kick-Off party to Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't wait to kick-off Snowball! See you there!
Oct 15, 2015
Congratulations to our October Member of the Month, Courtney Jackson!!! Courtney is a new member to the Junior Council and she has already made a huge impact. She has attended all of our latest Junior Council meetings and events. Courtney has also worked closely with our Corporate Exec members on getting sponsorship for Snowball 2016. With her help we were able to lock in some amazing new sponsors. Thank you Courtney for all your help!
Sep 15, 2015
Congratulations to our September Member of the Month, Jeron Hernandez! Throughout the entire year Jeron has been a huge help to the Junior Council. He has regularly attended our meetings, events, hospital tours and our sporting leagues. He has also stepped up and attended our work night meetings and became an ambassador for the Junior Council. Thanks for stepping up, Jeron!
Aug 19, 2015
We want to give a HUGE shout out to Joel Pachefski, our August Member of the Month! Joel has been very loyal new member to the Junior Council. Joel has kicked butt at our volleyball games over the summer. He has also been a huge help promoting all of our upcoming events on social media. Every post counts! Thank you so much for all your help and hard work, Joel! You're a rock star!
Jul 15, 2015
Congratulations to our July Member of the Month Lizzie Ranshaw! Lizzie was a huge help at last years Snowball and since then has been a loyal member of the Junior Council. She has been a huge support attending our hospital tour, happy hours and our general meetings. Thank you so much for being such an amazing member of the Junior Council.
Jun 19, 2015
We want to give a HUGE shout out to Sarah Warlick, our June Member of the Month! Sarah has been a very dedicated member of Junior Council. She joined us for the Move for the Kids 5K and our 5th Annual Flip Cup Tournament. Her team even won our Flip Cup Tournament! Thank you so much for all your dedication, Sarah!!!
May 20, 2015
Congratulations to our May Member of the Month, Deepthi Bettadapur! Deepthi is a new member to the Junior Council and she has already made an impact. She has been very active attending recent meetings and events. She is also getting involved with our mentor program. We look forward to his continued involvement in all Junior Council activities.
Apr 13, 2015
We want to give a HUGE shout out to Kelly Eisele, one of our April Members of the Month! Kelly has been a huge help all year long. Kelly made sure to attend and bring friends throughout the year to the Junior Council events. She also was a huge help when it came to setting up and cleaning up Snowball 2015. Kelly has been a phenomenal Junior Council member all year long! Thank you so much for all your hard work, Kelly!!!
Apr 10, 2015
Huge congratulations to Sommer Braun for being named one of our April Member of the Month! Sommer has been an extremely active member of the Junior Council. Not only does she attend all of our events but she is the first to volunteer to help. This year for our Snowball silent auction she was helpful in getting us risers to display our auction items. These made a great difference in the look of our tables. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Sommer!
Feb 10, 2015
Wow. What an incredible weekend. It’s hard to describe just how much work went into making Snowball 2015 the success that it was. Everything – planning all year, working with partners and vendors, setting up, running the actual party and cleaning up – was a tremendous effort. We couldn’t have done it without the overwhelming support of our Members, volunteers, and guests. Thank you all SO MUCH for your help! Being able to write a check for $200,000 for the kids at Lurie really made all the work worthwhile.
A big round of applause goes to the Exec Board, too – especially Meghan McCambridge, our Director of Snowball Operations. It was Meghan’s dedication that turned her vision into a reality for all of us night. If you see her, give her a high five, a pat on the back, and a shot of your choosing – she deserves it! Thanks for your leadership, Sarge.
“We’re thrilled with the results of our past year of fundraising and Snowball,” said Meghan McCambridge, director of Snowball. “Thank you to all of our partners for making this Snowball the best one yet! I am humbled by the support from the attendees and Chicagoland businesses.”
Junior Council worked with local restaurants for twenty-five amazing Chicago restaurants showcasing their cuisine at Snowball. Our amazing Junior Council members and executive board were able to collect some phenomenal auction and raffle items. We had everything from professional authentic signed jerseys, signed footballs, signed football cleats, Chicago's best gift certificates, ladies apparel and jewelry, artwork, tickets to events and trips to various places and one of a kind experiences. Thanks to everyones hard work we were able to have one of our best auctions ever bringing in a little over $40,000 this year.
If you had as much fun as we did at Snowball, we highly encourage you to look into getting involved with Junior Council. It’s truly a great organization filled with bright, cool, fun people with a common goal of getting involved and giving back to a cause we care about. We work hard, but we have a ton of fun along the way. Just check out www.juniorcouncil.org for more information!
Now – Snowball 2015 has been packed up and put away. We’ve got a lot to do for Snowball 2016, but we’re totally going to crush it. So come on out, have some beers with us, and let’s do even more in the coming year!
Peace out, Cub Scouts –
Jan 19, 2015
Congratulations to our January Member of the Month Sam Podwika! Sam was able to secure a $1000 sponsorship from Potash Corp for Snowball. She was also able to secure a 4 person dinner at GT Fish and Oyster for our Snowball auction. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Sam!
Jan 15, 2015
Junior Council president Kate Frankenberg and Snowball coordinator Meghan McCambridge join anchorman Steve Sanders on the WGN News to discuss the 27th Annual Snowball event on Saturday, February 7th. Watch as they explain why Snowball is Chicago's favorite black tie affair. Join 2,000 of the city’s young professionals in the Great Hall of Chicago’s historic Union Station from 8PM-1AM and indulge in savory samples of delicious delicacies and partake in the potable pleasures presented by five hours of specialty cocktails!
Hurry up and purchase your ticket before we are all sold out. Click here to purchase your ticket.