Join A Committee

If you are one of those types of people who likes to learn about an organization from the inside-out, this just might be the opportunity for you! Clearbrook is a multi-dimensional agency that relies heavily on committee members from surrounding communities to further spread our mantra and raise money for our cause. Here is a snapshot of Clearbrook’s various external-facing committees that could really benefit from your participation:

Friends of Clearbrook
Originally established in 1963 as a social network for charitable women residing in Arlington Heights, the Friends of Clearbrook has since evolved into a volunteer support group throughout the North and Northwest Suburbs dedicated to raising funds for our Community Employment Services Program. Their annual fundraiser, “A Grapevine of Friends,” is a wine tasting extravaganza that will take place on Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Schaumburg. Contact: Sarah Shaw,
847-385-5009 or

Shining Star Ball Committee
The Shining Star Ball, celebrating its 27th year in 2015, is “the” signature event of Clearbrook. It is organized by a group of devoted women, who meet collectively four times per year to fine tune the black-tie event details, including an impressive auction and raffle drawing. Proceeds will underwrite residential and day programs as well as all therapies for children and adults served by Clearbrook. The next Shining Star Ball is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Chicago. Contact: Gloria Drake, 847-385-5012 or

Women’s Classic Advisory Committee
When our Women’s Classic Advisory Committee was originated in 2001, the intent was to launch an annual golf outing “created by women and for women.” This has certainly become the case with an outing that not only offers 18-holes of golf for both diehard and recreational players, but a full-day of pampering activities like mimosas, massages and much, much more. The 14th Annual Clearbrook Women’s Classic will take place on June 8, 2015. Contact: Jessie Wlodarski, 847-385-5387 or

Associate Board of Directors
Clearbrook’s Associate Board of Directors was founded in August 2005 when, like many non-profit organizations, we were faced with the dilemma of a devoted – but aging – population of donors and volunteers. Since then, the Associate Board has been meeting on a regular basis to create fun, innovative ways to engage future leaders. Contact: Sarah Shaw, 847-385-5009 or

Jelly Belly® Days Committee
Our annual Jelly Belly® Days is a two-day event in May where nearly 1,000 “sweet” volunteers take to the local streets and storefronts to pass out Jelly Belly® signature jelly beans in exchange for a donation. The success of the event is directly impacted by the number of volunteers we can recruit. Help us recruit volunteers, coordinate a collection site or offer ideas on how we can grow this event. Contact: Sarah Shaw, 847-385-5009 or