Associate Board

Making a difference in the lives of those impacted by cancer since 2003

Associate Board Membership

Join the Gilda's Club Chicago Associate Board and build strong ties with other emerging leaders while making a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals impacted by cancer. We are looking for individuals who can commit their talents, time, and relationships to the mission. By providing leadership opportunities through fundraising, volunteerism, and networking, members of the Associate Board are connected to the mission of Gilda’s Club Chicago and make sure no one faces cancer alone.

Interested in learning more?

View our membership requirements and apply today!

Each AB member must raise $1,500 (minimum) through:

  • Ticket Sales to events
  • In-kind contributions
  • Corporate donations
  • Peer-to-peer fundraising — any event on behalf of Gilda’s Club Chicago through Team Gilda
Time Commitment
  • Attend monthly board meetings
  • Join event planning committees
  • Volunteer at the Club and in the community
  • Be Creative! Think of the unique skills you have. How can you best support Gilda’s Club Chicago?
Advocacy and Awareness
  • Be an advocate for the Club, personally and professionally
  • Proudly tell everyone of your involvement with Gilda’s Club Chicago
  • Connect your network to the Club!

Annual Associate Board-Supported Events

Gilda’s Night Out

Annually, the Associate Board organizes Gilda's Night Out, an event honoring the healing power of humor. Proceeds from the event support Gilda’s Club Chicago, aiding our mission to its mission to uplift and strengthen people impacted by cancer by providing support, fostering compassionate communities, and breaking down barriers to care. Join us on Saturday, November 2, at IO Theatre for this year's event. Secure your tickets today!

View 2023 Event Photos


Join the Associate Board of Gilda's Club Chicago for Untapped, their annual craft beer tasting event. Beer enthusiasts and foodies will enjoy food pairings from Goat Group Catering, Goose Island craft beers, tours of the Barrel House, and the chance to win fabulous prizes. Proceeds from the event benefit Gilda's Club Chicago, a free support community for men, women, children, families and friends impacted by cancer.

Untapped 2024 photos

Untapped 2023 photos

Team Gilda

The Associate Board supports our endurance program, Team Gilda, throughout the year by volunteering at events, recruiting athletes, joining fun runs, and supporting Team Gilda members as they train and fundraise. Gilda's Club Chicago partners with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, and Venture Endurance (Cinco de Miler, Soldier Field 10) as well as supports Team Gilda members in participating and fundraising in any endurance event.

Learn more about Team Gilda