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    

Downers Grove Chapter

For further information 
about upcoming events 
or becoming a member 
please contact:​​

Maria Penland 773-782-5041

Organized 1956 

Sue Kennedy

Currently the Chapter has 14 Active Members and 7 associate members 

In Fy2018 we
volunteered 700 hours

Special Events
In FY2018 the Chapter raised $16,762.Events included
 Come Sale Away, Brunch Cruise, 
Bridge Leagues

Fun was had by all as guests enjoyed a sit-down dinner and solved a murder mystery performed by professional actors during food courses. Dinner guests joined in as participants in the game as a crime was committed (not for real!) and table teams solved who did it and with which weapon. There was also a Grand raffle and silent auction.

The Downers Grove Chapter held its’ annual benefit, Murder at the Masquerade, on October 13, 2018, 
at Millhurst Charhouse in Oak Brook Terrace.
Karen Arnold, professional actor & daughter of member Ellen Arnold, as character Bertha Peacock
Benefit guests participating in solving the murder
On December 21st, we held our Christmas luncheon at Butterfield Country Club hosted by members Vicki Grossestreuer and Joni Benson.
Pictured left: Clockwise Front from left: Judy Yenkole, Gerry Nicholaou, Barb Kanzler, Suzette Rickert, Joni Benson, Donna Hershkopf, & Laurie Mack

Pictured right:  Clockwise Front from Left: Laura Wilewski, Kathy Huffman, Vicki Grossestreuer, Ellen Arnold, Kathy Geraci, Pat Nathan, Mary Donohue, & Sue Kennedy