Associates Board


Get Involved

The Associates Board of Sarah's Circle brings in a younger demographic of donors (ages 21-40) and creates strong ties with young professionals looking to make a meaningful impact in the community.  By providing leadership opportunities through volunteerism and fundraising events, members of the Associates Board will be connected to the mission of Sarah's Circle and promote overall support. 

Why join the Associates Board?

By becoming a member, you will have the opportunity to expand your network by meeting like-minded professionals, gain leadership experience, and make an impact on the community. You will also have the opportunity to be part of the next generation of leadership for Sarah's Circle. 
Membership benefits include:

Professional development and leadership opportunities
Gain an in-depth understanding of Sarah's Circle, homelessness, and the women we serve
Expand your network by working with other professionals dedicated to our mission

Exclusive volunteer opportunities
Recognition of membership on Sarah's Circle's website and in annual report

Interested in Joining?

To get involved, please complete the online application. For more information about Sarah's Circle's Associates Board, please refer to the Overview (PDF, 1 page, 180 KB) or contact staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Membership Expectations

Time Commitment

Attend quarterly meetings
Promote annual fundraising events
Participate in at least two direct service volunteer activities annually
• Create a Winter Walk Team and be a Team Captain
• Attend and Actively Participate at Associates Board events
• Be willing to share personal and professional networks for purposes of sponsorship and recruitment

Financial Commitment

• Annual personal contribution of $150 to Sarah's Circle
• Create a fundraising team for Winter Walk peer-to-peer campaign

Sarah's Circle Associates Board Members

Mandy Zaransky-Hurst              Peter Stutz           Lauren Bennett          Lena Bent
Mansi Bhimani          Isabelle Dienstag          Marie Bedard          Blair Cohn
Sarah Gore          Benjamin Grimshaw          Morgan Shearer          Jim Janak
Haven Leeming          Cordelia Loots-Gollin          Sara Garcia Arteagoitia          Aaron Kurtz
Shea Parker          Melissa Pierce          Nicole Powell          Todd Richardson
Devon Ritter          Marianne Lalonde         Julia Shavzin          Jamie Spagnola
Ellie Su          Jackie Smith          Jenny Theroux          Samantha Wootan
Roopa Vesangi          Evan Woods             Anna Withers


Ways to Help

Please visit our Ways to Help page to learn more about the many ways you can directly impact the women of Sarah’s Circle.


Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing life necessities, housing, case management, clinical and social services, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential.

Sarah's Circle

4838 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-728-1991

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