Nov 8, 2016

October Members of the Month - Andy Kucich and Monique Barras

Congratulations to our October Members of the Month, Monique Barras and Andy Kucich!

Both Monique and Andy have been heavily involved in Junior Council by attending all of our member activities and fundraisers. 

Monique has been extremely involved in Corporate Work Nights and helping out the Corporate Chairs with their fundraising efforts for Snowball.

Andy was instrumental in securing our September general board meeting speaker, Dr. Reynolds, the Head of General Surgery at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago!

We really appreciate you both being such active and involved members! Thanks for all of your involvement!

Sep 7, 2016

August Members of the Month - Natalie Diamond and Mackenzie Roach

Congratulations to our August Members of the Month, Natalie Diamond and Mackenzie Roach! 

Both Natalie and Mackenzie have been heavily involved in Junior Council through helping promote and attend all of our social and general member functions, including Tuesday night volleyball games, Cruisin' for a Cause and general board meetings. 

We really appreciate you both being such active and involved members! Thanks for all of your involvement and being members that the board can count on!

Aug 6, 2016

July Member of the Month - Justin Lewis

Congratulations to our July Member of the Month, Justin Lewis! 

Justin has been an integral part of Junior Council since the beginning of the year in helping promote and attend all of our social and general member functions, including volleyball, Cruisin' for a Cause and general board meetings. We appreciate all of his efforts thus far and look forward to his continued involvement as we get ready for Snowball 2017!

Jun 14, 2016

June Member of the Month - Connie Kulczycki

Congratulations to our June Member of the Month, Connie Kulczycki! 

Connie has been an impressive member of Junior Council, not only promoting and attending events, but also recruiting new members to join the board and coming to all general meetings!  

We really appreciate you being such an active and involved member, Connie!  Thanks for all your positivity and always being a trusted member who we can count on!

May 16, 2016

May Members of the Month - Renee Pospisil and Ross Donewald

Congratulations to our May Members of the Month, Renee Pospisil and Ross Donewald!  

So many of our general members have been contributing so much time and effort lately that we couldn’t choose just one Member of the Month!

Renee really killed the donation game, coming through with over $2,000 in donations for our Move for the Kids 5K team! The race, which serves as one of our big fundraising pushes for the year, was held on Sunday, May 15. All of Renee’s fundraising will be put to good use, funding everything from comfort items for patients to small lab supplies for the hospital’s clinical trials. Thanks so much for your contributions, Renee!

Ross has been an amazing general member and a big supporter of Junior Council – he has been attending all of our meetings and events, from Wednesday night meetings to Tuesday night bowling. We’re so lucky to have such a dedicated member, especially one who brings new members along to see what the JC is all about! Thanks for all of your involvement and continued commitment, Ross! 

May 3, 2016

April Member of the Month - Melissa Schauer

A big congratulations to our April Member of the Month, Melissa Schauer! 

Melissa has been the perfect example of a Junior Council general member since she joined us last summer. Not only has she attended all of our meetings and events, but has brought in multiple new members over the course of her own membership. Melissa is always working hard to contribute to the success of JC, including volunteering at work nights leading up to Snowball, helping to secure corporate donations.

We couldn’t be happier to have such a wonderful member as a part of our crew – Melissa, thank you and keep up the amazing work! 

Mar 16, 2016

March Member of the Month - Zack Brenner

Congratulations to one of our March Member of the Month, Zack Brenner!!! Zack has been a big help and a huge supporter of the Junior Council. He has attended pretty much all of our events over the past year and has brought new members each time. He also is all over our social media accounts sharing and liking all of our post. Zack also was just named one of our Social Chairs on the new 2016-2017 Executive Board. Congrats on the win! We look forward to see what new and fun events he brings to the JC future! Thanks for all your hard work, Zack!!! 

Feb 16, 2016

February Members of the Month - Samantha, Stephanie & Joel

Congratulations to our February Members of the Month Samantha Rollin, Stephanie Wezelman and Joel Pachefsky. These 3 members showed up the next day after Snowball 2016 to help clean up. We can't thank you enough for getting up early after a late night and helping us move everything to storage. Samantha also has volunteered for the 2nd year to be a photographer at Snowball 2016. Check out her photos here. We truly appreciate your dedication to the Junior Council!

Jan 15, 2016

January Member of the Month - Katie Heppard

Congratulations to our January Member of the Month, Katie Heppard!!! Katie has been a HUGE help to our marketing team for Snowball 2016. Katie was able to get Snapchat to have a Snowball filter on January 30th! This means Snowball will be all over everyone's Snapchat feed! She also was able to get $200 in Facebook advertising for Snowball 2016. Not only did she get the money to do the ads but she has been creating different strategies to use that money to reach young professional in Chicago. She is now going to be able to reach a whole group on Facebook and Instragram that we have never been able to connect with before. These ads are really going to help us get the word out about Snowball 2016 and will 100% have a large impact on our sales. These ads give us a large advantage! We believe this Snowball will be are largest yet! Thank you so much, Katie! You have been amazing! We are so happy to have you on the Junior Council team!

Jan 7, 2016

Are You Ready for Snowball 2016?

In a couple of weeks, one of the most exciting events in Chicago is going to be held and for a great cause. We will be hosting our 28th Annual Snowball, a black tie event hosting 2,000 young professionals for a night of dancing, drinking, eating and socializing while raise money for the Infectious Disease Clinic at the children's hospital. It's a great opportunity for networking, making new friends and supporting a cause that will give kids a chance at life when they may not have had one before. We promise this is a night you will NOT forget! 

If you're a foodie, this is the perfect event for you! We will have some of Chicago's best restaurants there with different bites for you to eat. Restaurant sponsors for Snowball 2016 include: Frontier, Sunda, South Branch Tavern & Grille, Stella Barra, Summer House, Ra Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Mon Ami Gabi, Cafe Ba Ba Reeba, 25 Degrees, Bombay Wraps, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Mercadito Fish Co, Roti, Cemita Pueblas, Nando's Peri Peri, Barcocina, Do-Rite Donuts, Stan's Donuts, Tre Soldi, Dino BBQ, Coast Sushi, and Davanti Enoteca. We also are going to have some great late night snacks from Homeslice, Toppers Pizza and Wise Owl. Drinks will be available all night long. We have some great alcohol sponsors this year including Tito's Vodka, Barefoot Wine, Anheuser Busch, and Goose Island.

The amazing Rod Tuffcurls & The Benchpress will be back to perform throughout the night. These guys will have you jamming out all night long! Don't want to end the night at 1:00 am? Well join us for our awesome Snowball After Party at the Underground. The Chicago Trolley Company will be transporting Snowball guests to Underground for an exciting continuation the night. 

Besides great music and great food, there is also going to be a silent auction to raise money for the children's hospital. There are a ton of great items up for grabs. Some of our favorite sporting items this year will include 2015 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions autographed hockey stick, Cubs tickets, Mike Ditka signed jersey and many more. We also have some great certificates for wine tastings, some of Chicago's best restaurants, Revolution Brewery, Barrel Run and many more. There will be some great trip items and Chicago experiences as well. 

Bought your Snowball ticket but your in need of a black tie dress or tuxedo? Ladies make an appointment at Chicago's Rent the Runway store and receive 20% off your rental for Snowball. Men drop by Formally Modern Tuxedo and receive $40 off any rental garment or 20% off any purchases! Just mention Snowball and they will apply the discounts! 

The Junior Council's 28th Annual Snowball
When: Saturday, January 30th at 8:00PM
Where: Chicago's Union Station (500 West Jackson)
Cost: $115 - $160 per person
Attire: Black Tie Optional