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    

Clarendon Hills Chapter

Organized 1948.  

Elizabeth Laurence

 Currently the Chapter has 
50 Active Members and 
47 other members.

In FY2019 we
volunteered 3,503 hours 

Special Events
 In FY2019 the Chapter raised $111,000. Events included Vintage Charm Shop and Share, Luminaria Sales, "Light Up The Night" Dinner Dance, Progressive Dinner, Kay Rose Dinner, Daisy Dash race, Bean Soup kits, Coat Drive and See Santa.

For further information about our Chapter or becoming a member, please email:

Maria Penland 773-782-5041


To learn more about our 
Chapter please visit:
​Our annual “Light up the Night” benefit held January 25th at Butterfield Country Club, was a huge success. There was a live/silent auction, dinner and dancing to live music. The event raised approximately $30,000 through corporate sponsorships alone. Numbers aren’t in yet, but we expect this to be one our most successful events ever. Stay tuned!

During the Holidays, our Chapter sold luminaria, which has been our annual fundraiser for many years. Our village was illuminated with luminaria on Christmas Eve and was a beautiful sight to see. At our annual Holiday meeting/party, we were happy to have CEO Jerry Isikoff speak to our members.

In November, our Chapter participated in the annual Auxiliary coat drive and a “Stuff the Truck” collection of gently used baby and toddler essentials.

This year our publicity team was able to feature Clarendon Hills Infant Welfare on editions of Hinsdale Magazine and Hinsdale Living in order to publicize Luminaria sales and 
our “Light up the Night” benefit.  On the magazines front cover, pictured left to right are Amy Ponto- Benefit Chair; Elizabeth Laurence- President; Jen Van Zant- Benefit Chair.

Finally, our Chapter has developed a new website and has made a big splash on social media. Follow us on Facebook... 
Clarendon Hills Auxiliary Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago or on Instagram…ch_infantwelfare.

Enjoy updates about our Chapter events and get to know our members through our featured “member of the week”.
Back row L-R: Kim Peterson- Luminaria Chair; Jen Alsman- Vice President; Jan Monahan- Online Luminaria Coordinator; Elizabeth Laurence- President; Rachel Murphy-Secretary; Suzanne Austin- Corresponding Secretary; Ann Marie Bodrozic- Luminaria Chair. 
Front Row L-R:  Amy Ponto- Benefit Chair; Jen Van Zant- Benefit 
Chair; Krysten Thomas- Treasurer.