For more than a century, Infant Welfare has pioneered innovative medical and behavioral health practices to serve some of Chicago’s most vulnerable families.
Since 1924, it has incorporated child development and behavioral health into its primary care model, and since 1970 it has provided pediatric dentistry services to low-income children. Orthodontic care was introduced in 1991 and pediatric optometry in 1995. In 2015, IWS launched the Child-Centered Health and Advanced Therapies (CHAT) program for children with special needs.
Generous sponsors and community partners enable our fundraising efforts. Thanks to these gracious individuals and big-hearted businesses, we are able to send more of the funds raised directly to the Angel Harvey Family Health Center. This makes it possible for more children and their families to receive medical, dental and emotional care.
We are grateful to our sponsors and delighted to speak with anyone interested in sponsorship.
Additional opportunities for underwriting and sponsorship are available. Tablescapes traditionally attracts an audience of 450 women. Please consider supporting the Infant Welfare Society by becoming a sponsor of our 2019 event.
Donations can be made at a specific sponsorship level or to underwrite an item for Tablescapes 2019. Please clickhereto view our sponsorship contract for details on selecting how you would like to classify your donation. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated!
If you would like to advertise in our event program book and on our silent auction website, several options are available.
Rose Petal Arrivals
Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
As one of ten chapters in the Auxiliary, we join 700 other women from the northern, southern and western suburbs, as well as the city of Chicago in supporting the Infant Welfare Society. For over 105 years, our efforts have provided a constant and reliable source of funds. Our members are talented and committed community leaders, committed to providing children with the healthy foundation for a productive life.
Life in Silhouette
On Sunday, March 11th we had our annual Tablescpes benefit, "Life In Silhouette," at the Oak Brook Hills Hilton. We had 393 guests in attendance for a fun afternoon of shopping, sampling and sipping and a tasty lunch. And because this year’s theme was fashion-related, the event featured a Fashion Show that was a big hit with our guests. It was another successful event and our Chapter donated a check to the Center for $96,000.
Meet Our Members
Our members are talented and committed community leaders, committed to providing children with the healthy foundation for a productive life. We enjoy our time together and enjoy every one of the nearly 3,500 hours we volunteer for IWS each year.
2018 - 2019 Active Members
Laura Alter / Natalaya Lisa Amond / Moraima Bogdonoff / Natalie Bremner / Jill Casey / Michelle Crowe / Paula Czyz / Linda Davis / Jenny Douglas / Karen Eck / Angela Eliopolous / Sarah Erwin / Tracy Fusser / Andrea Garcia / Kelly Gilbert / Amy Grohe / Lisa Haines / Shawn Kassab / Bianca Kavanaugh / Kristen Kerestes / Cindy Klima / Jennifer Lundmark / Beth Lux / Becky Moats / Cindy Moncrief / Kimberly O'Gorman / Lindsay Oosterbaan / Wendy Phillips / Laura Preusser / Jinny Taylor / Christine Trainer / Leona Trombly / Danielle Tuck / Sheri Videbeck / Catherine Ann Welch
Hinsdale IWS Board of Directors
President: Laura Alter / 1st Vice President: Danielle Tuck / 2nd Vice President: Jill Casey / 3rd Vice President: Catherine Ann Welch / Treasurer: Sheri Videbeck / Corresponding Secretary: Andrea Garcia / Recording Secretary: Karen Eck / Membership Chair:Laura Preusser / Publicity: Michelle Crowe and Cindy Klima / Benefit Chair: Kimberly O’Gorman and Tracy Fussaro / Special Projects: Christine Trainer / Social Chair: Linda Davis / Junior Board: Cindy Moncrief / Bridge Chair: Arlene Simunik
If you are interested in membership, please contact membership chair Sheri Videbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Junior Board members collect hats and mittens for the annual coat drive, participate in the See Santa Event at the Angel Harvey Family Health Center and are some of the hardest workers at Tablescapes. We are continually impressed by our group of 8th– 12thgraders and their willingness to devote time and energy to IWS.