Auxiliary Board

The Midtown Educational Foundation Auxiliary Board is comprised of a group of young professionals and community leaders who are advocates for MEF in their personal & professional networks. The Auxiliary Board focuses on the following three primary goals:

Volunteer Recruitment

Over 300 young professionals work weekly with one 4th, 5th, or 6th grade student. The majority are referred by a friend.

Volunteer Retention

Tutor socials, the annual Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party, an MEF running team and more keep tutors engaged.


Primarily through the Raffle for the Kids and Summer Rooftop Soiree, the Auxiliary Board looks to raise funds to support the programs that help kids and parents at Midtown & Metro unlock their potential.

For questions about joining the board, contact Cailie Furlong

The friends, families and students who surround this organization are my main inspiration. It’s an organization where you can see that your time and/or money is making a direct, positive impact.
— Auxiliary Board member

Auxiliary Board News & Events

2018 -19 Auxiliary Board

*Bold: Executive Committee


Bryanna Gomez        
St. Giles School

Camden Robertson

Leadership Council

Dan Adsit

Nicole Bersani
Chicago Cubs

Melissa Burns

Cailie Furlong
Midtown Educational Foundation

Angel Justiniano
Midtown Center

Alexandra Krall

JoAnn Lim
City of Chicago Department of Law

Carolyn Madigan
Metro Achievement Center

Sean Madison
Foxtrot Ventures, Inc.

Elizabeth Morgan
Indian Prairie School District

Maureen Ray

Rachael Skinner

Colby Stabell

Flor Torres
GCM Grosvenor

Seejo Valacheril


Devon Anthony
Northwestern Mutual

Lindsay Boyle
Collaborative Solutions

Elizabeth Chaidez
Villa Park School District 45

Amanda Chavez
PNC Financial Services Group

Justin Clapper
BMW Technology Group

Oliver Coughlin
Ropes & Gray

Jack Diamond           

Justin Clapper
BMW Technology Group

Jefferson Fosbender
Concordia University Chicago

Mariano Gomez
Integrity Electric

James Holohan
HealthScape Advisors

Karina Jimenez
Institute for Latino Progress

Peter Kenney
Northern Trust

Claire Ludlow
DHR International

Monica McCormack
Northern Trust

Hector Mendoza
Zones Inc.

Zoe Petros
University of Illinois at Chicago

Andrew Rehn

Jessica Roque
The McHugh Company

Lekhani Sarker
Synchrony Financial

Hannah Shearer
Travelers Insurance

Chris Unterfranz

Claudia Valencia
University of Illinois at Chicago

Camille Vicino

Maria Walsh
Northern Trust

Cleary Williams

Sarah Witter
Rise Interactive