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Midwest Associate Board

The MW YP Board welcomes children from NPH Nicaragua during the 2014 Pequeño Tour to the Chicago Area About

The NPH USA Midwest Associate Board strives to educate the young professional network on the impact we can have in the lives of abandoned and disadvantaged children. We support NPH USA through consistent networking, fundraising and sponsorship efforts.

We bring together people of diverse personal and professional backgrounds.

Right: The MWAB welcomes children from NPH Nicaragua during the 2014 Pequeño Tour to the Chicago Area


Catherine Ryan, Board Chair
Emma Fogler, Engagement Chair
Grace Iberle, Treasurer
Kelly Campbell
Sarah Campeau
Alyssa Howland
Caley Howland
Caiti Kengott
Jessica Leff
Katie Leinenweber
Mark Miller
Joey Schiappa
Erin Wright


The board is open to young people, ages 21-35, in the Midwest Region who are passionate about the work of NPH USA and committed to spreading the word about, and raising funds for NPH. We suggest that each member commit to contribute and/or raise $1,000 or more a year in support of the children of NPH, as well as procure two new child sponsorships a year through personal donations or by introducing new supporters to NPH.
Click here to download the Board Member Job Description (PDF).

If you are interested in joining the Associates Board, please complete and return an application (PDF). For more information, please contact us.

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NPH Mexico primary schoolUpcoming Event

Rooftop Happy Hour
Thursday, October 3, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

920 North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Rooftop season is not over yet! Head over after work for drinks! Meet the NPH USA Midwest Associate Board and learn about the worthy cause they support in a beautiful, scenic space that overlooks the city!

This is a no cost event. Donations accepted at the door.

Past Events

Triv to Give
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Paradise Park, Chicago

Viva La Familia (NPH USA Gala & After Party)
October 27, 2018
Latinicity Food Hall & Lounge, Chicago

Pours for Pequeños
August 9, 2018

Begyle Brewing, Chicago

Triv to Give
June 12, 2018

Homeslice, Chicago

Shred Poverty, Give Hope
December 3, 2017

Shred 415, Chicago

Almost $1,000 was raised by 30 individuals who wanted to Shred Poverty and Give Hope to our children! It took just one hour and lots of sweat but everyone came out alive and motivated through the tough fitness program that is Shred 415. You can be sure this group will be back for more sweat and fundraising soon.

Trivia Night
June 27, 2017

Homeslice, Chicago

Attendance: 34
Total $ Raised: $1,250

Trivia Night
June 7, 2016

Racine Plumbing, Chicago

Pints and Pizza for Pequeños
August 4, 2015

Lagunitas Chicago TapRoom, Chicago

MW_YPB_Trivia1crTrivia Night
June 23, 2015

Racine Plumbing, Chicago

On June 23rd, over 100 people came to Racine Plumbing to enjoy a night of trivia in support of NPH. Natalia Driessen and Grant Schmidt, two NPH Associates Board members, hosted the evening with tricky questions, NPH fun facts and excellent music. Racine Plumbing and their local partners and Lagunitas Brewery donated several awesome prizes and giveaways – every trivia team went home with a prize! The night raised over $1,550 in donations, with 100% of proceeds being donated to NPH to help provide for the 3,200+ children in its care.

At right: Natalia Driessen and Grant Schmidt, two NPH Associates Board members, were awesome Trivia Night hosts!

NPH USA Gala: Get Closer and Afterglow
October 4, 2014

Standard Club, Chicago

Over 250 people joined us at the prestigious Standard Club in downtown Chicago for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and one of a kind auction items (which included tickets to a Cubs game as personal guests of broadcasting legend, Bob Costas!). Ismar and Marlon Velasquez gave an inspiring key note address, which can be watched here. After the program ended, the fun continued downstairs with the first ever after party, the Afterglow, hosted by the NPH Midwest Associate Board. Drinks, dancing, sliders and French fries, a photo booth, and a fun raffle made for a great wrap up to the night. Throughout the evening guests raised over $155,900 for the children of NPH. Thank you to everyone who attended the Gala and Afterglow – we cannot wait for next year!

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NPH YP Board members enjoy the photo booth at Afterglow. From top left to right: Rachel Skeels, Jimmy Kane, Caitlin Dunn, Madeline McCrea, Gaby Driessen, Tracey Chuckas, Ashley Spataro, Sharon Holdvogt.

hon_2012-12_img_559-600wHoliday Cheers for Children
November 14, 2014

Square One, Chicago

Back by popular demand, the NPH YP Board hosted its second annual Holiday Cheers for Children as a kick off to the holiday season at Square One. The event brought many familiar faces, as well as several new faces, together to celebrate and support the children of NPH. $1,500 was raised throughout the evening, and Square One generously donated over half of the proceeds from the event. It was a great wrap up to YP events for the year, and many are looking forward to what YP has in store for 2015!

dr_2012_2kids-intra2092nd Annual Bar Crawl: 9 Bars, 9 Homes
August 23, 2014


Over 60 young professionals from the Chicago area came together on August 23rd to participate in the 9 Bars, 9 Homes bar crawl. Nine bars were visited to honor the nine countries where NPH operates. Raffle tickets were sold throughout the day, and one winner was drawn for a raffle prize at each stop along the way. Although there was some heavy rain, the crawl was a great and fun way to celebrate and support NPH USA. Altogether, between ticket sales, the raffle, and general donations, the NPH USA Midwest Associates’ Board raised over $1,700 for the children of NPH. There is already anticipation for the 3rd Annual Bar Crawl: 9 Bars, 9 Homes in 2015!

hon_2013_group-video_linkAy Chiwowa Sponsorship Event
June 18, 2014

Ay Chiwowa, Chicago

With over 35 people in attendance, the Midwest Associate board hosted a fun night at Ay Chiwowa in Chicago to watch the 2014 World Cup and to create greater awareness for NPH sponsorship opportunities. Proud Godparents stood by to inform young professional supporters at the event of how they can transform the life of a child. It was a great evening supporting the children of NPH by providing young professionals with the tools to promote sponsorship themselves! If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities at NPH, please contact Gaby Driessen at gdriessen@nphusa.org.

View a video from the event.

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