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.
Driven by truth, ethics, and fact of science
Caring for and supporting those touched by cancer
Undeterred by challenges and bold in action
Relentlessly pursuing a world without cancer
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?
Fundraise for a cause that
you believe in.
Build relationships with fellow high-performing young professionals.
Utilize professional development resources.
Attend premiere fundraising and networking events.
at a glance
1. ACHIEVE AN ANNUAL FUNDRAISING MINIMUM of $1,000
2. PURCHASE A MINIMUM OF ONE (1) TICKET to Skyline Soiree
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.
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
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
Adam Schlesinger, KPMG
Meghan Barry, OptumRx
Ryan Massoth, CDW
Ryan McKinnon, Salesforce
Ro San Martin, Salesforce
Christine Parker, Blueprint Medicines
SALES CHAIR: Kara Symeonides, First Midwest Bank
AUCTION CHAIR: Kelly McGonagil, Insperity
Becca Latham, Deerfield School District
COMMUNICATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR:
Sara Abadi, Accenture
Joelle Parks, OptumRx
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