Auxiliary Board

The Big Shoulders Fund Auxiliary Board is the most rapidly growing nonprofit board for young professionals in Chicago.

The Auxiliary Board has 140+ members (and growing) who serve our students and schools through volunteering, fundraising, and spreading the word about our mission. Every year, the Auxiliary Board Scholarship Fund supports 7 of the Big Shoulders Fund schools and in 2022, $125,000 was awarded to 87 student scholars making it a landmark year. Along with the Chairmen’s Advisory Council, it comprises the “Next Generation” of Big Shoulders Fund leaders.

Click here to learn more and read how Auxiliary Board members are making a difference.

Membership Benefits


Impact the lives of 25,000 students across 72 schools in the Chicago region.

Network with other passionate, like-minded young professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries.

Receive exclusive invitations to events and socials that raise funds to support the mission of Big Shoulders Fund.


Select a volunteer opportunity that works best with your schedule to get involved with our schools and meet our students. Both school-based and committee level opportunities are available.


Support Big Shoulders Fund with an annual contribution to the Auxiliary Board Scholarship of $100. Your support directly benefits our students. Donate today!


Committing to the Auxiliary Board includes attending one bi-annual General Meeting, serve as an ambassador and champion of the Big Shoulders Fund mission through sharing stories, and encourage engagement to personal and professional networks.


The Auxiliary Board hosts events throughout the year including the annual Big Shoulders Fund Ball in the Fall and the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in the Spring. Follow the links to learn more!

If you have any questions, please contact Mandy Hatfield.

Mandy Hatfield
Assistant Director, Next Generation
312-544-8682 ✶