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    

Oak Brook Chapter

Organized 1973

President:  Elizabeth Berglund

Currently the Chapter has 61 Active Members and 10 other members. 

In FY 2016, we 
volunteered 5,643 hours.

Special Events
  In FY2016 the Chapter raised  $142,125.  Events included  “Cocktails in Candyland" Preview 
Party and “Mistletoe Medley"
Luncheon/Fashion Show and Annual Baby Shower.

Memorial and Honor
donations totaled $7,225


November 27, 2018
"Celebrate the Season"

November 28, 2018
"Mistletoe Medley"

Maria Penland 773-782-5041

The co-chairs of our “Celebrate the Season Preview Party” – Margaret Tresley, Barbara Benezra, and Natalie Machul – are working hard to create another fun and festive start to the holidays at our Monday evening event on November 27. And, “Mistletoe Medley” co-chairs Linda Layland and Liz Berglund, and their Committee, are doing their best to make our signature 2017 luncheon/fashion show, slated for Tuesday, November 28, another one for the record books.
If you would like further information on our “Celebrate the Season” (Célébrez la saison) event, please contact Marge 630-247-4958 or Barb 630-921-3551 or Natalie 630-789-3179. For details on “Mistletoe Medley,” please contact Linda 630-476-3040 or Liz 908-267-0735.


The Oak Brook Chapter’s June Luncheon and Annual Baby Shower has become a time-honored and popular tradition.  In 2017, it was held on June 21 at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook.

Every year, we enjoy coming together to reflect on the past year as we look ahead to our Holiday events. The annual Baby Shower is full of fun, friendship and philanthropy, the latter in the form of dozens of beautiful gifts for infants and toddlers at the Clinic. 

Of course, there is always “oohing and aahing” over the outfits, baby gear and nursery décor donated by our generous members -- more than $1,875 worth of oh-so-cute clothes, wonderful books and other items. It is gratifying to know that our contributions will be enjoyed and put to good use by Clinic families!

Oak Brook Chapter member Natalie Machul makes a new friend – one of the Dr. Seuss Collection of stuffed animals being donated to the Angel Harvey Family Health Center from the Chapter’s recent annual Baby Shower/Luncheon. She is also a Co-chair of the Chapter’s 2017 “Célébrez la saison” French-themed Preview Party. This signature charity benefit is set for Monday, November 27, 2017.

Just a small “snapshot” of the more than $1,875 worth of baby gear and supplies donated by the Oak Brook Chapter to the Angel Harvey Family Health Center, as a result of their annual Baby Shower/Luncheon.
Newly elected Oak Brook Chapter officers for the 2017-2018 
year are (left to right): Liz Berglund, president; Joyce Cox-Cunningham, Board Advisor; Nancy Coughlin, Vice President – Special Projects; Lou Smeja, Corresponding Secretary;  Mary Ann Evans, Assistant Treasurer; and 
Nelly Naguib, Assistant Treasurer. In addition, Line Mullins is the Chapter’s 
new Recording Secretary.