Agency Liaisons Reagan Irving & Maureen Colalillo The Agency Liaisons acts as a liaison between Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare and the agencies and organizations that we support. We reach out to our agencies to seek what support and funding they need. We assist the board and membership to discern how best the funds raised can be disbursed to our agencies. We also invite representatives of our agencies to speak briefly at our general meetings to educate us and to illustrate the overlap of our shared missions in service to others.
Community Service Lead OPEN The Community Service Lead oversees placement opportunities with our agencies to help us maintain our monthly commitments with the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, People’s Resource Center and organizing volunteers for Family Shelter Holiday Shoppe.
Development Team Marissa Cook, Meredith Doyle, Kristin Drapinski, Kala Ingardona, Gina Czupryna, & Chalet Vavrek The Development Team is responsible for maintaining our database of businesses and individual donors, as well as fundraising solicitation done through mailings.
Family Aid Team Jamie Young, Jen Zecher, & Meredith Doyle The Family Aid Team work with the community and guidance counselors of local school districts to provide “emergency” assistance for individuals/families in need.
Housewalk Co-Chairs Jen Zecher & Kristin Reynolds The Housewalk Co-Chairs coordinate all aspects of the Housewalk and sub-committees, including but not limited to, the Search Committee, Tour Guide Booklet (TGB) Committee and all traditional Housewalk Committee duties such as House Captain, Vendor Coordination, Publicity, Scheduling, Luncheon, Raffle.
Hospitality Co-Chairs Kalee Schelkopf & OPEN The Hospitality Co-Chairs plan and organizes food and drinks for our monthly meetings.
Membership Co-Chairs Lindsay Shaw & Dana Klen Membership Co-Chairs hold new member gatherings each year to educate prospective members about our organization. They maintain the active and sustaining member lists and update Directory Spot with new members information, as well as existing members information. They encourage all members, including new members, to be actively involved in GEIW by joining at least one committee per year.
Parliamentarian Jessica Reynolds The Parliamentarian is responsible for advising the board and membership on correct procedures according to our bylaws, keeping all records pertaining to attendance at meetings and maintaining copy of bylaws. Website & Social Media Co-Chairs Sara Willard & Kyle Buchta The Website and Social Media Co-Chairs are responsible for promoting Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare and our events in the community throughout the year. This includes maintaining and using the “Friends of Infant Welfare” email list, posting to social media such as Facebook, updating our website with event information, utilizing Publicity Partners and other media outlets as needed depending on the event.
Scholarship Board Members Kristi Kovich, Britt Gomsak, & Jackie Lynch The Scholarship Committee works with guidance counselors at Glenbard West and Glenbard South high schools to award 2 year scholarships to College of Dupage. Committee duties include: student interviews at GBW and GBS, accompanying recipients to GEIW Bruncheon, working with COD to ensure funds are delivered and administered appropriately to each student, keeping communication in place to insure recipients have the tools necessary for success and are meeting GEIW standards.
Social Board Members Meg Sahs, Jenny Greanias, & Amy Gauri Plans all social events for the organization, Holiday and Housewalk parties as well as the end of the year Bruncheon.
Plant Sales Board Members Sara Gizzo & Stacey Handal GEIW Plant sales are held in the fall (mums), holiday season (poinsettias) and in the spring (annuals). This committee develops and sends out order forms to members, coordinates with nursery; collects order forms and implements delivery of flowers.
Fall Fundraiser 2024 - Dancing with the Stars Megan Giannola & Stacey Mademann The event features a live dance competition where 6 local celebrities are paired with a professional dancer to perform a wide variety of dances. Each vote costs $1 and celebrities promote themselves to get votes leading up to the big gala.
Fall Fundraiser 2023 - Monte Carlo Nights Lauren Virgil & Emily Schmidt The Fall Fundraising Committee develops and organizes a fundraiser for the FALL/WINTER. Past events have included Party in the Park, Super Bowl Party, Wishes Ball, and Monte Carlo Casino Nights.
Alumni Committee OPEN Keep our Alumni involved with GEIW by hosting some kind of event (brunch, luncheon, tea) where we gives updates.