Auxiliary Board

Who We Are

The Auxiliary Board was first convened in October 2002 with a mission to support Off the Street Club in its century-long mission to bring help for today and hope for tomorrow to the at-risk children of Chicago’s inner city. The Auxiliary Board is a group of young professionals within Chicagoland with a vested interest in helping the children of Chicago’s West Garfield neighborhood with their harrowing day-to-day struggle against gangs and drugs. Members work to spread the word about Off the Street Club (OTSC) through various channels, such as fundraising, marketing, annual signature events and more.

The primary goal is to engage friends, families, neighbors and co-workers who are part of the city of Chicago, but may be unaware of OTSC and all of the little miracles that happen every day on Karlov Avenue. The Auxiliary Board believes that the deserving OTSC children should all have the privileges of growing up to be upstanding citizens who continue to shape the face and fabric of our magnificent city.

Our members represent diverse backgrounds including advertising, law, financial services, accounting, real estate, publishing, sales, and public relations. The Auxiliary Board continuously works to dedicate their time and resources for a cause they truly believe in. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Auxiliary Board, please see the info at the bottom of this page.


To ensure a future filled with hope and play
for the children of Off The Street Club
through friendship, mentorship, and fundraising support.


Every year, outside of being involved with ongoing club activities, the Auxiliary Board is responsible for hosting four main events to raise money for the club and provide some holiday fun for the kids..

Auxiliary Board Members

Caitlin Gallaher

Company: true[X]

Jared Nelson

Vice President
Company: Edelman

Teddi Weigel

Vice President
Company: Vienna Beef

Elizabeth Rooney

Company: Pandora

Susan Wong

Company: PepsiCo

Cass Hill

Club Liaison
Company: Off The Street Club

Theresa Moschella

Toy Drive Chair, Past President
Company: PepsiCo

Jeff Immel

Creative Lead
Firefly Ball Marketing Lead
Company: Weber Shandwick

Sandy Wong

Vice President
Company: U.S. Bank

Kerry Powell

Candy Drive Lead
Firefly Ball Raffle Lead
Third Thursday Volunteer
TTR Tutor

Alexandrea Davis

Education/Career Lead
Company: McDonalds

Amanda Giger

New Horizons Lead
Firefly Ball VIP Lead
Company: NBCUniversal

Mary Spahr

Social Media & Marketing Lead
Company: Mindshare

Kevin Flanagan

Firefly Ball – Silent Auction Lead
Company: Google

Andrew Stables

Firefly Ball Silent Auction Co-Lead
Master’s Student in Urban Planning at the University of Southern California

Erica Koenig

Social Media & Marketing
Company: VMLY&R

Ben Groneman

Firefly Ball Platform Lead

Claire Winegar

Firefly Ball Logistics Lead
Company: Digitas

Michelle Martin

Firefly Ball Sponsorship Lead, New Horizons Lead
Company: Fox

Lindsey Powell

Firefly Ball Marketing Support
Company: TEKLYNX International

Kaitlyn Williams

Firefly Logistics
Company: Grainger

Wawo Lambogo

Spring Fundraiser Lead
Company: Mindshare

Become a Member

If you are interested in applying to OTSC’s Auxiliary Board, please click on the button below.

After submitting their application, candidates will be notified that they have been selected to move forward in the application process. from there, they will be required to volunteer at the Firefly Ball Gala, assisting with our biggest fundraiser of the year. Candidates will also be interviewed by the executive board before being inducted.

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