About AFC

Associate Board

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) Associate Board includes young professionals and emerging leaders who are passionate leaders in the fight for HIV/AIDS services and prevention in the Chicago metropolitan area. Members of the Associate Board act as ambassadors for AFC by fundraising, supporting AFC initiatives and engaging with the community to make a difference.

To learn more about our mission, member roles, leadership structure and membership process – please refer to our Charter for FY 2018.

If you are interested in joining the Associate Board, please fill out this interest form. For more information, please contact associateboard@aidschicago.org.

Members

Tony Guerrero, co-chair, Northwestern University
Brooke Morris, co-chair, American Library Association

Alden Woodhull, secretary, Res Publica Group
David Neef, treasurer, Clutch Group
Nicole Holmes, public relations/social media, Center on Halsted


Adam Bruns-Trukhin, SAC Wireless
Keith Bukowski, C.I.T.Y. Club Gymnastics
AJ Estacion, Kraft Heinz
Matthew French, Synergía - Initiatives for Human Rights
Grant Ladniak, Roosevelt University
Le'Mikas Lavender, Heartland Alliance
James McManus, Deloitte
Meghan Monaghan, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Brandon Patterson, Walgreens
Anthony Pendleton, Chipotle
Alejandro Segura, Citi
Siessourby Eileen Soma, Loyola University Chicago
Michael K. Vega, MS, CAE, Association Forum
Matthew C. von Nida, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)

Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunities to connect with AFC staff, Board members, and other supporters, as well as community experts in HIV programming and advocacy.
  • Opportunities to attend exclusive AFC events and get first pick at volunteer opportunities.
  • Opportunities to develop skills in leadership, event planning, fundraising and outreach.
  • Recognition on AFC's website and in AFC's Annual Report.
  • Most importantly, the chance to make a difference in the fight against HIV in Chicago and beyond.

Membership Commitments

  • Regularly attend full Associate Board meetings every month (in person or by phone)
  • Participate in and actively raise funds for AFC events, including AIDS Run & Walk Chicago and World of Chocolate
  • Actively participate on at least one committee
  • Pay $75 in annual dues
  • Represent AFC in the community through volunteerism and outreach

See what they have been up to since 2016.

Events and Meetings

Associate Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month.

The Associate Board holds multiple social, educational and philanthropic events throughout year to build awareness of HIV/AIDS and to increase engagement with young professionals and students in the Chicago community.

2016 IMPACTS shows their various partner organizations and ways the Associate Board practices AFC’s mission.