About the American Cancer Society

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

The American Cancer Society Core Values are at the heart of what we do. These guiding principles have shaped and will shape our past, present, and future. We commit to living these Core Values in all our words, actions, and decisions.
 

Integrity

Driven by truth, ethics, and fact of science 
 

Compassion

Caring for and supporting those touched by cancer 
 

Courage

Undeterred by challenges and bold in action 
 

Determination

Relentlessly pursuing a world without cancer 
 

Diversity

Intentionally striving for equity through inclusion and respect

 
 
 

ABOUT THE ABOA

The Associate Board of Ambassadors (ABOA) is the American Cancer Society's young professional organization who have raised over $2 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.

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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2020 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

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

In 2020 we had to pivot to a digital Discovery Ball due to COVID-19. 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.

Since 2007, the annual Discovery Ball has raised nearly $36 million to support the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives and create a world with less cancer by helping people stay well and

get well.

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 for an unforgettable evening. 

 

The fourteenth annual Skyline Soiree will be held on Friday,

September 25, 2020 at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago. Festivities include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, an amazing silent auction, raffle and incredible entertainment. 

2020 ABOA Leadership Team

PRESIDENT
Adam Schlesinger, KPMG


EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Meghan Barry, OptumRx

Ryan Massoth, CDW

Ryan McKinnon, Salesforce

Ro San Martin, Salesforce

SALES DIRECTOR

Christine Parker, Blueprint Medicines

SALES CHAIR: Kara Symeonides, First Midwest Bank 

AUCTION CHAIR: Kelly McGonagil, Insperity 

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Becca Latham, Deerfield School District

                  COMMUNICATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR: 

Sara Abadi, Accenture 

VICE PRESIDENT
Joelle Parks, OptumRx

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

Emily Fitzgerald, Swanson Martin & Bell

RECRUITMENT CHAIR: Devontae Brooks,  Guaranteed Rate

ORIENTATION CHAIR: Emily Krieger, Rewards Network

 

EVENTS & ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Kelly Nelson, Google

EVENTS CHAIR: Mari Lehman, Sterling Bay

MISSION CHAIR: Jon Fink, CBRE

DONATE

AUCTION

DONATION

Link takes you to Discovery Ball

Auction Donation

SPONSORSHIP

COMMITMENT FORM

 

GET IN TOUCH

We'd love to hear from you

GENERAL INFO

Chris Way, Staff Partner

chris.way@cancer.org

 
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Purchase Your Sponsorship

For more information regarding ABOA sponsorship, please contact

Chris Way at chris.way@cancer.org or fill out the request form below.