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The Associate Board, formerly known as Young Professionals Board (YPB), supports the overall mission and activities of The Night Ministry. Acting as ambassadors of the agency, Associate Board members engage the community through volunteering, fundraising, networking, and advocacy opportunities targeted towards young professionals.

We invite you to be a part of it. For more information, see our Description Sheet.

Why Join?

  • Develop your professional and leadership skills and your potential to join a board of directors in the future
  • Play an active role in engaging other young people in the vital work of The Night Ministry
  • Network with other passionate philanthropists and professionals in the Chicago area
  • Gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector
  • Have fun with other young professionals in Chicago!

How to Join:

To become an official member of the Associate Board, please fill out the attached Interest Form and see information regarding membership.

Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities:

Associate Board Fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewing Company

Please join the Associate Board as they raise funds for The Night Ministry on Monday, January 25th at 5:30pm. Lagunitas Brewing Company is located at 2607 W. 17th Street in Chicago.

2015 Leadership:

Lindsay Zimmerman

President, Liaison to Membership & LGBTQ

Jenny Babcock

Vice President, Liaison to Events & Marketing

Melanie Francia

Secretary/Staff Liaison, Liaison to Volunteering & Advocacy

Zac Bleicher

Treasurer, Liaison to Events & Marketing

Ellen Keating   Committee Chair, Events - Events & Marketing

Daniel Ecklund  

Gala Coordinator, Events Committee

Autumn Coppejans

Committee Chair, Marketing - Events & Marketing

Lisa Daubney

Committee Co-Chair, LGBTQ

Guy Zakrzewski

Committee Co-Chair, LGBTQ

Stephanie Weddell

Acting Committee Chair, Membership

Morgan Gleasman

Committee Chair, Volunteering & Advocacy





Click here to see the Associate Board By-Laws.

If you have questions about volunteer events or would like to sign up to volunteer with the Associate Board, please email

For more information about joining the Associate Board or attending a general board meeting, please contact 

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