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 North and Northwest Suburbs dedicated to raising funds for our Community Employment Services Program. Their fundraiser, “A Grapevine of Friends,” is a wine and beer tasting extravaganza hosted annually in the Chicago Suburbs. Contact: Hillary Mittelman, 847-385-5009 or hmittelman@clearbrook.org.

Shining Star Ball Committee

The Shining Star Ball, celebrating its 29th year in 2017, 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: Gloria Drake, 847-385-5012 or gdrake@clearbrook.org.

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 16th Annual Clearbrook Women’s Classic will take place on June 5, 2017. Contact: Kristen Daniels, 847-385-5005 or kdaniels@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: Kristen Daniels, 847-385-5005 or kdaniels@clearbrook.org.

Jelly Belly® Days Committee

Our annual Jelly Belly® 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.