Ambassadors Council

Ambassadors Council

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.

members 
Deirdre Asnis - Development Chair
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago     

Yuri Brown-Cruzat
Fannie Mae

Veronica Butler
Slalom Consultants

Cindi Cervone-Carlson
Challenger, Gray & Christmas  

Vilma Chan
PwC 

Melissa Cooper 
Associated Bank

Heidi Davis
Havi

Jamie Denz

Stacy Flint
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership


Christine Fisher
Robert Morris University

Terri Friel
Roosevelt University

Christine Gallagher Kearney
DePaul University

Monica Harris
Efficient Estates, Inc.


Janetta Mahoon Jones
Finance Professional

Christine Jurish Furie
Deloitte

Abha Kapila
Entrepreneur

Laura Knights
Destined D.I.V.A.

Sarah Marmor
Scharf Banks Marmor


Terrilynn Million Short
ITW

Natalie Monga
Abbott Laboratories

Jill O'Donnovan
Walker Wilcox and Matousek LLP

Beth Picciuca - Membership Engagement Chair
Modis

Jillian Potter 
Keller Williams Preferred Realty

Kristen Prinz
Prinz Law Firm

Beverley Rohde
Sears Holdings Corporation


Kelsey Rosen
Water Tower Financial Partners

Mandy Sauerbier
McGladrey, LLP

Theresa Salus
REI

Julianna Sheeran
PwC

Charles Smith - Chair
CS Insurance Strategies


Tuesday A. Smith
Urban Partnership Bank

Andrea Spudich
Responsible Leader Group, LLC

Mika Stambaugh
City of Chicago, Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Julia Suprock
URS Corporation

Sherry Tan
Accretive Solutions

Pamela Wedgeworth
Wedgeworth Business Communications

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Staff Contacts:

Brian Starr
Inspired Giving Officer
1 North LaSalle, Ste. 1150
Chicago, IL 60602
312.762.2710
brian.starr@ywcachicago.org

Dorri McWhorter
Chief Executive Officer
dorri.mcwhorter@ywcachicago.org