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 
our Chapter or becoming a member, please email:​

Maria Penland 773-782-5041

Organized 1956 

Sue Kennedy

Currently the Chapter has 14 Active Members and 8 associate members 

In Fy2019 we
volunteered 700 hours

Special Events
In FY2019 the Chapter raised 
$15,013. Events included
"Midnight at The Masquerade" 
Murder Mystery Dinner and 
Bridge Leagues, Coat Drive and 
See Santa.

​Memorial and Honor 
donations totaled $2,305..
Our November Chapter benefit was a huge success. It 
was held at Cooper’s Hawk in Arlington Heights and included wonderful appetizers, an open bar with cocktails, all of the Cooper’s Hawk wines, a delicious filet and chicken dinner, and a fabulous band that played 60’s music and had everyone dancing until the very end. We raised $23,000 
for the Clinic and are definitely considering a repeat of this benefit for September 2020!  

Several members attended our annual Holiday luncheon at Butterfield Country Club courtesy of our very generous members, Vicki Grossestreuer and Joni Benson.  
Pictured right: Standing (L-R) Judy Yenkole, Sue Kennedy, Suzette Rickert, Mary Donohue and Kathy Geraci.
Seated (L-R) Trudi Connick, Pat Nathan, Joni Benson, 
Vicki Grossestreuer and Ellen Arnold.

L - R: Laura Wilewski, Gerry Nicholaou, Laurie Mack, Sue Kennedy, Joni Benson, Pat Nathan, Mary Donohue, Suzettte Rickert, Gwen Leyffer, and Kathy Geraci at Cooper’s Hawk.

Our Chapter members, Sue Kennedy and Suzette Rickert volunteered for the November coat drive and helped sort 500 coats.