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    


Organized 1953

Elise Klein

Currently the Chapter has 
7 Active Members 

In FY2019 we
 volunteered 1,500 hours

Special Events
In FY2019 the Chapter raised more 
than $50,000.  Events included "Cheers and Charity” at Sawbridge Studios and Mother's Day personalized 
card-making at the Clinic, 
Coat Drive and See Santa.,

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

Maria Penland 773-782-5041

Over the last 10 years, the Near North Chapter has raised over $500,000 to further Infant Welfare’s important work on behalf of thousands of patients in need of proper medical care. 

Our fundraising events have been held at Sawbridge Studios in Winnetka. Unfortunately for us, Sawbridge has moved to a smaller space in Glenview and is unable to accommodate our guests. 

North Shore Chapter
Even though our numbers are small we are a mighty group! Pictured L-R are the ladies of the North Shore Chapter: Eva Levy, Michelle Maestre, Elise Klein, Margot Weinberg, Susan Schwartz, Renee Richart. Not present, Mary Osimitz. 

So, this year we held a “No Frills Fundraiser.” We mailed letters to our friends and donors asking for their continued financial support. This was a fundraiser without a physical event, but rather an opportunity to support IWS in a “No Frills” fashion. 
We are thrilled to report that our “No Frills Fundraiser” was a huge success. We raised $15,000 in donations. We also received a generous donation of $35,000 from Deerfield, IL based Fortune Brands Home & Security bringing our grand total to $50,000 for the Auxiliary of IWS! Thank you to all our generous donors!!