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

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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 Northwest Suburbs dedicated to raising funds for Clearbrook’s individuals. The Friends Wine tasting event is hosted in the Chicago Suburbs. Contact: Hillary Mittelman, 847-385-5009, or hmittelman@clearbrook.org.

Shining Star Ball Committee

The Shining Star Ball, celebrating its 32nd year in 2020, 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. Each year, the Shining Star Ball is held on the last Friday in April at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Chicago. Contact: Annie Palubicki, 847-385-5005 or apalubicki@clearbrook.org.

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: Emily Leonard, 847-385-5008, or eleonard@clearbrook.org.

CANDY Days Committee

Our annual Candy Days is a two-day event held annually 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: Hillary Mittelman, 847-385-5009 or hmittelman@clearbrook.org.