The Associate Board of Ambassadors (ABOA) is a young professionals group who has raised over $1 million in the fight against cancer since its inception in 2007. Skyline Soiree is the primary fundraiser of the Associate Board and one of the premier events of its kind in Chicago. The group is also charged with furthering the fundraising efforts of the Discovery Ball through procurement of silent auction items and volunteer recruitment. Perhaps most importantly, 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.

Who is on the ABOA?

The Associate Board of Ambassadors is made up of 75+ young professionals (ages 22+) from more than 65 companies throughout the Chicagoland area. The ABOA includes young philanthropic leaders from a diverse array of industries, including: marketing, law, medical, finance, sales and real estate.

Why join the ABOA?

Save Lives

Fundraise for a cause that

you believe in. 


Network with high-quality group of Chicago professionals.


Build relationships with donating companies.


Attend premiere fundraising events.