Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, 3600 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647 - 773-782-2800

Infant Welfare Society Auxiliary  

Celebrating over a century of service and support of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago    

Ambassadors at Large

Organized 2009 

Maria Enright

Currently the Chapter has 
21 Active Members

In FY2019 we
volunteered 453 hours 

Special Events:
In FY2019 the Chapter contributed 
$650 to the Auxiliary and provided 
books for Children in the Medical Clinic.
We also decorated the Community room of the Clinic for the See Santa Party, Coat Drive and See Santa.

Memorial and Honor 
donations totaled $200.

Book Collections
for the Clinic

Maria Penland 773-782-5041

 L-R: Trucia Drummond and Karen Fiorenza assembling gift bags for See Santa.

New Ambassador member Kelley Gibson (on ladder) and Maria Enright

We held our 2nd quarterly meeting November 16th at the Woman’s Athletic Club.  Dr. Jerry Isikoff, CEO, of the Infant Welfare Society, addressed the chapter, to outline the 108 year history of IWS, discuss what is currently happening at the Clinic and update the progress of becoming an FQHC Look Alike. His comments were most welcome because the Ambassador Chapter has 6 new members who have joined this year. Two guests became our newest members at the conclusion of the meeting. They are Carol Seelig and Linda Callaway. At our November meeting, we gave a standing ovation to our hostess, Kate Boege, who was recently named one of Crain’s Chicago Business 2019 Notable General Counsels. Congratulations Kate! 

Eight members gathered together on December 2nd to decorate the Clinic for the See Santa Party. Three new members were among the decorators and it was a great opportunity for them to see the Clinic for the first time. The Chapter also collected coats for the Coat Drive and two members, Antje Kalov and Adrienne Weiss, were able to volunteer to give out the coats to many deserving families.

Barbara Wing, chair of the See Santa Gift Bags, hosted a bag stuffing party at her condo, where seven members assembled 30 gift bags for girls aged 9 and 10.
L-R: New Members Linda Callaway and Carol Seelig in front of the Christmas tree they helped decorate.
L-R: Diane Nesbitt and Carmen Cruz busy with organizing the decorations.
L-R: Sue Lopatka and Antje Kalov unpacking decorations.
L-R: Shirley Webster, Diane Nesbitt, Barb Wing, and Karen Fiorenza assembled gift bags.
L-R: Dr. Jerry Isikoff and Ambassador President Maria Enright at the November 16, meeting held at the Woman’s Athletic Club.