The Ambassador Council is a group of professionals who provide support to the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, with a collective goal to raise awareness, empower women and eliminate racism. As ambassadors of the YWCA, the Ambassador Council works to raise money and donate time to benefit the YWCA.
who we are
1. An Ambassador Council member is mission-connected and dedicated to fundraising. Excited to give their time and talent, this person brings with her/him diversity that is complementary to the other members of the Ambassador Council.
2. Ambassadors are distinguished as key influencers in the City of Chicago working to support the invaluable work of the YWCA, one of the most highly regarded and largest women’s organizations in the city.
3. Ambassadors have access to networking and meaningful relationship building opportunities with other leaders within the YWCA, including the Board of Directors.
4. Ambassadors have an opportunity to affect change in the lives of women and girls by being a part of the inner circle of the YWCA movement.
5. Ambassadors have the unique opportunity to receive board training and skill building to enhance personal goals including serving on future community boards.
Deirdre Asnis – Development Chair
Director, Corporate Programs and Projects
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Vilma Chan – Chair
VP, Treasury Management Officer – Cash Deposits and Treasury Management
Senior Manager – Human Capital
Christine Gallagher Kearney – Communications Chair
Senior Human Resources Project Manager
2nd Vice President, Senior Consultant – Talent Acquisition Sourcer
Annuity & Life Insurance Specialist
Vice President – Regional Manager
Fifth Third Bank
VP, Principal Corporate Development Management Services
Zurich North America
Christine Jurish Furie
Laura E. Knight Coaching & Consulting
Regional Director – Midwest
Advancing Women Executives
Janetta Mhoon Jones
Scharf Banks Marmor
Founder & CEO
Beth Picciuca – Chair, Membership Engagement
Regional Sales Manager
Oracle Linux & Virtualization
Prinz Law Firm
Geneva Technical Services
President & CEO
CS Insurance Strategies
Manager, Corporate Responsibility, USA
Senior Transportation Planner
Business Development Executive
President and Senior Creative Director
Wedgeworth Business Communications
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Staff Contacts:
Inspired Giving Officer
1 North LaSalle, Ste. 1150
Chicago, IL 60602
Chief Executive Officer