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Women's Network

The Women’s Network was founded in 2013 to support the Make-A-Wish mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The mission of the network is to provide support through personal philanthropy, peer-to-peer influencing, and connecting women with the mission through hands-on wish experiences. The network is comprised of professional and philanthropically-minded women. Each Women’s Network member is responsible for raising money through a variety of means; including securing event sponsorships, personal contributions, and ongoing fundraising efforts.

Executive Committee

Meghan Crisp
Network Chair

Megan Zolna
Vice Chair

Katy Mickelson
Philanthropy Chair

Erin Woodhams
Philanthropy Co-Chair

Erin Orr
Active Membership Chair

Maggie Abramson
Members-At-Large Membership Chair

Kelly Spowage
Immediate Past Chair

Jessica Kraft
Mission Engagement Chair

Active Members

Miranda Byrd
Maura Finn
Denise Garvy
Anna Gonis O’Connor
Lauren Hartog
Lauren Niimi
Olga Pasternak-Wise
Deesha Patel
Rupal Raval
Maria Thanugundla
Lisa Todt
Victoria Wohlfeil

Members-At-Large

Lynette Friedman
Rachel Kelley
Debbie Winick

Staff

Laura Stepnicka
Gift Officer - Leadership
312.602.9464
Make-A-Wish Illinois

Susan M. Zellner
Individual Giving Director
312.602.9429
Make-A-Wish Illinois



PHOTO GALLERIES

Women's Network

Women, Wine, & Wishes
June 10, 2019
River Roast, Chicago

Visit Flickr to see photos from all recent
Make-A-Wish Illinois events.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE WOMEN'S NETWORK?

The Make-A-Wish Illinois Women's Network unites women in event-based fundraising with the goal of raising $100,000 or more each year to create life-changing wish experiences for children with critical illnesses across Illinois. Members attend and actively participate in bi-monthly meetings, Women's Network organized fundraisers, and engage their professional contacts and communities to support Make-A-Wish Illinois.

To learn more about joining the Women's Network, please contact Laura Stepnicka at yfgrcavpxn@vyyvabvf.jvfu.bet.
Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
Toll Free (800) 978-9474