Off The Street Club Auxiliary Board

The mission of the Auxiliary Board is to ensure a future filled with hope and play for the children of Off The Street Club through friendship, mentorship, and fundraising support.

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.

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kids at orchard with auxboard member

Marquee Events

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

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Hustle for Hope

Exercising and raising money for the Club

Firefly Ball

Dinner, dancing, and helping send kids to camp

Candy Drive

An event full of treats and tricks

Toy Drive

Santa's Sidekicks

Auxiliary Board Members

lindsey powell

Lindsey Powell

jordan lee

Jordan Lee

Vice President
mary spahr

Mary Spahr

Vice President
jamie berle

Jamie Berle

susan wong

Susan Wong

kate major

Kate Major

isaiah watts

Isaiah Watts

joey casey

Joey Casey

jared nelson

Jared Nelson

caitlin gallaher

Caitlin Gallaher

elizzbeth rooney

Elizabeth Rooney

petra person

Petra Person

keeley carson

Keeley Carson

kaitlyn williams

Kaitlyn Williams

brittany verhaulst

Brittany Verhulst

loie greenwood

Loie Greenwood

sandy wong

Sandy Wong

kerry powell

Kerry Powell

nick greene

Nick Greene

michelle martin

Michelle Martin

morgan lees

Morgan Lees

chris king

Chris King

sam stoddart

Sam Stoddart

dani jackson-smith

Dani Jackson-Smith

amy restko

Amy Restko

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Become a Member

Interested in helping out? We’d love to have you! Contact us to apply to the Auxiliary Board* or sign up to volunteer.

Contact Us To Spread Joy

*We’ll discuss your interest and review the auxiliary board expectations. There’s a 3-6 month trial period for new recruits. Once you’ve proven your commitment, the Auxiliary Board will vote on your candidacy, and you’ll be inducted as an official member!

You will always find happiness volunteering with OTSC

Volunteering with OTSC has been a cornerstone of my time in Chicago. These kids show up every day with so much joy and eagerness to learn about the world and that has, in turn, seeped into my own life, encouraging me to find casual joy in the everyday. Whether it be the mentorship role I play at weekly tutoring or the spontaneous fun at Third Thursdays, you will always find happiness volunteering with OTSC.

jordan lee

Jordan Lee

Volunteer and Auxiliary Board member

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Want to help, but can't join the Auxiliary Board?

We get it. Commitments are part of every day life and it can get busy quickly. You can help out by making a financial contribution.