Who we are and what we do
The SOS Children's Villages Illinois Emerging Leaders Board is a group of motivated and philanthropic young professionals who seek to promote the mission of SOS Illinois through volunteering, fundraising, and networking. Our activities support healthy lifestyles and education, and encourage fun and friendship with the children at SOS Illinois. Our social events and fundraising initiatives promote and share the name and mission of SOS Illinois.

Memberhip Opportunities and Features

  • Quarterly meetings featuring discussions with current SOS Illinois staff, who are leaders in the field of child and family welfare
  • Exclusive invitations to service projects with the children at SOS Illinois, including these annual programs:
    • STEM Expo
    • Graduation Celebration
    • Harvest Day
    • Holiday Party
    • Posadas at Casa Tepeyac, where the ELB provides significant programmatic and volunteer support
  • Monthly email newsletter with updates and opportunities
  • Invitations to ELB social events, open to members and their guests

Member Expectations

Emerging Leaders Board members are expected to attend at least 3 events per year. These events can include quarterly meetings, service projects, social events, or fundraising events. 

Giving Commitment
Emerging Leader Board Members agree to an annual contribution of $150.  This contribution can be an outright gift, event tickets/support, or a recurring gift that totals $150 within one calendar year. 

Background Check
In order to meet DCFS requirements for working with the children in our care, full members also agree to completion of a background check.

Sustaining Members
Members who do not meet participation requirements may be considered sustaining members by fulfilling the annual giving committment. Sustaining members are expected to complete a background check. 

Members may request giving and participation reports at any time by contacting ELB staff liaison Anne Glaza.
All SOS Illinois volunteers are required to review and follow our Volunteer Guidelines. 

Interested in joining the Emerging Leaders Board? Contact Anne Glaza, Special Events Coordinator by email or call (312)372-8200. 



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