Junior Board & Society

Young professionals (ages 25-40) who want to support the Chicago Public Library Foundation can join the Junior Board Society or the Junior Board.

Junior Board Society

Junior Board Society members help advance the Foundation’s mission with an annual gift of $150. They are invited to several events that are hosted by the Junior Board and receive a special ticket rate to the Carl Sandburg Awards Dinner. What’s more, Junior Board Society members have the chance to get reserved seating for Chicago Public Library author talks and events.

How to Join

If you are interested in joining the group, simply fill out the Junior Board Society donation form and you will receive a welcome email with instructions on how to stay engaged with events, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Junior Board

Joining the Junior Board is a great opportunity for active young professionals to get engaged in the Foundation’s fundraising efforts while meeting like minded individuals who believe in the free and open access to knowledge and learning for all Chicagoans. Each April, the Junior Board hosts Night in the Stacks, a major fundraising event benefiting programs at Chicago Public Library. The group also hosts other fundraising events throughout the year.
The Beakbeat Poets Remixing the Cannon

How to Join

Junior Board candidates are considered twice a year in spring and fall. If you are interested in joining the group, please fill out the Junior Board Application and send it to our Membership Chair at membership@cplfoundation.org. For detailed information on Junior Board requirements, check out our Junior Board frequently asked questions.

The Junior Board 2017 Leadership Committee

Michelle Bess, Sprout Social

Aarti Nagaraju, Garrett Brands
Vice President

Nikki Kidd, Right Turn Marketing
Chair of Communications

Jessica Mayberry-150x150Jessica Mayberry
Chair of Events

DanaAgusto_2016Dana Agusto, KPMG
Chair of Finance

KathleenJacob-150x150Kathleen Jacob, After School Matters
Chair of Membership

Junior Board

Anna Akers-Pecht, Erikson Institute
Brian Amoah, Zemming
Matthew Barden, BMO Harris Bank
Erin Bodendorfer, Katz & Stefani
Nicole Buikema, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Corporation
Kate Chapman, Starwood Properties
Alani Colon, Mars, Inc.
Colleen Day, Surgery Partners
Angie Euston, IMCO
Tiffany Finke, IRS
Aurelija Fitzpatrick, Marilyn Longwell & Associates, P.C.
Brett Geschke, Smith Amundsen, LLC
Annie Hambleton, @Properties
Ellen Har, CapitalPlus Exchange
Laura Hayes, Walgreens
Annie Herbstman, Sidley Austin
Kathleen Jacob, After School Matters
Caroline Johnson, Olin
Nikki  Kidd, Right Turn Marketing
Christie Lacy, Victory Park Capital Advisors
Marc Levy, Data Sciences
Jessica Mayberry, iManage
Chloe Milstein, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Trisha Mowbray, Jones Day
Aarti Nagaraju, Garrett Popcorn
Katie Ori, McGuire Woods
Kelly Oswald, JLL
Sarahjon Reilly, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Trevor Scheetz, Sperling & Slater
Marylynne Schwartz, Class Crasher
Patrick Shannon, United Airlines
Ryan Sniatecki
Jamie Ward, Jones Day
Erica Weber, Mayer Brown
Jessica Westerkamp, Allstate
Becky Whitehurst, Schiff Hardin LLP


original members founded the group in 2012


total members in 2016


attendees at Night in the Stacks each April


raised in support of Library programs