AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S

ASSOCIATE BOARD OF AMBASSADORS

- CHICAGO  -

About the American Cancer Society

Our mission is simple:
 
Save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. 
 

 
 
 

ABOUT THE ABOA

The Associate Board of Ambassadors (ABOA) is the American Cancer Society's young professional organization who have raised over $2.5 million in the fight against cancer since their inception in 2007.

 

ABOA members have the opportunity to network with others who are interested in making a difference in their community and significantly impacting the Society’s lifesaving mission.

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Why join the ABOA?

Save Lives

Fundraise for a cause that

you believe in. 

Network

Build relationships with fellow high-performing young professionals.

Grow

Utilize professional development resources.

Fun

Attend premiere fundraising and networking events.

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2021 MEMBERship

at a glance

REQUIREMENTS:

1. ACHIEVE AN ANNUAL FUNDRAISING MINIMUM of $1,000 

2. PURCHASE A MINIMUM OF ONE (1) TICKET to Skyline Soiree

    OR

    MAKE MISSION DONATION OF $125

EXPECTATIONS:

1. SERVE as a community ambassador on behalf of the Society

2. PARTICIPATE in an ABOA class

3. SHARE your individual fundraising page

4. VOLUNTEER for at least one mission-based activity

5. SELL additional tickets to Skyline Soiree 

 

The Associate Board of Ambassadors primarily supports Discovery Ball and Skyline Soiree through various fundraising initiatives including silent auction procurement, sponsorship, ticket sales, and more. 

 

Discovery Ball

This elegant black-tie gala promises to be a night you’ll never forget with its live and silent auctions, an extraordinary dinner, lively entertainment and late-night dancing. Discovery Ball 2021 will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Hilton Chicago. 

Since 2007, the annual Discovery Ball has raised nearly $38 million to support the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives and celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Skyline Soiree

Skyline Soiree is a unique opportunity to support the mission of the American Cancer Society while mingling with young professional and philanthropic leaders from an array of industries throughout the Chicago area.

 

Skyline Soiree will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago. Festivities include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, an exclusive raffle and incredible entertainment. 

2021 ABOA Leadership Team

PRESIDENT
Emily Fitzgerald, Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP

SALES DIRECTOR - Patrick Scheffers, 

Huntington Bank

SALES CHAIR: Kerri Maess, Chubb 

SALES TRAINING CHAIR: Stephanie Fuller, Deloitte 

MARKETING DIRECTOR - Sara Abadi, Accenture

                  COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR: Becca Latham, ChicExecs Public Relations Agency 

BRAND & DESIGN CHAIR: Jackie Nykiel, Chicago Public Schools 

SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR: Megan Arseneau, State Farm

 

INNOVATION DIRECTOR - 

Meghan Barry, OptumRx 

VICE PRESIDENT
Emily Krieger, ShipBob Inc. 

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR - Kelly McGonagil, Verizon

ALUMNI RELATIONS & STRATEGIC RECRUITMENT CHAIR:   Ryan Massoth,  CDW

ORIENTATION & CLASS CHAIR: Jocelyn Meraz, Access Community Health Network

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION CO-CHAIRS:

Autumn Willingham, The Martin Brower Company

Katie Eddy, National Association of Realtors

 

EVENTS & ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR - Mari Lehman, Sterling Bay

SKYLINE & EVENTS CHAIR: Alex, Mazzaferro, Boeing

MISSION & VOLUNTEER CHAIR: Jon Fink, CBRE

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & ENGAGEMENT CHAIR:                    Jeff Burgess, Westpoint Financial Group

 

GET IN TOUCH

We'd love to hear from you

ABOA MEMBERSHIP

Kelly McGonagil, Membership Director

kmcgonagil@gmail.com

GENERAL INFO

Chris Way, Staff Partner

chris.way@cancer.org