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 
13 Active Members 

In FY2018 we
 volunteered 1,500 hours

Special Events
In FY2018 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 .


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

Maria Penland 773-782-5041

On November 13th we celebrated the 12th anniversary of our “Cheer For Charity” benefit at Sawbridge Studios in Winnetka. The event was an amazing success with over 100 guests in attendance. Guests enjoyed the evening festivities which included live music, delicious hor d’oeuvres and desserts, plus plenty of shopping.  
Our silent auction featured beautifully crafted gift baskets which included Chicago Cubs ticket basket, a Chicago White Sox ticket basket, a wine themed basket, and baby girl and boy layette gift baskets. We also had 
four amazing door prizes including a $150 Sawbridge Studios gift card.

There were also “well stuffed” goodie bags for all our guest to take home. It was a real party atmosphere and wonderful way to kick off the holiday season!

Nearly $800 this year was raised for us from 15% of proceeds - after a great night of sales from our guests at Sawbridge Studios. In addition, Sawbridge generously donates their space, wine & beverages plus the cost of all the invitations as well as their time - each year! We were also proud to accept a $35,000 donation from Deerfield, IL based Fortune Brands Home & Security. With their ongoing support and generousity, the North Shore Chapter will be donating a grand total of $50,000 to the Auxiliary for FY2019!

Our next project will be our annual Mother’s Day card making activity at the Clinic in the Spring.
The ladies of the North Shore Chapter - pictured l-r: Eva Levy, Michelle Maestre, Elise Klein, Margot Weinberg, Susan Schwartz, Renee Richart. Not pictured Mary Osimitz and Janet Schiff.
North Shore Chapter