Young Professionals Board

What is the Young Professionals Board?

The Chicago Young Professionals Board (YPB) of Special Olympics Illinois is dedicated to raising community awareness of Special Olympics programs through events, volunteer work, and fundraising efforts.

YPB 1 WebYPB plans and hosts many events throughout the year, to raise funds to support the athletes who participate with Special Olympics Illinois. In addition, YPB members volunteer at Special Olympics competitions and tournaments, while also enabling young professionals to build networks of like-minded individuals.

YPB holds monthly meetings to discuss and plan upcoming fundraisers and events and review volunteer opportunities within Special Olympics Illinois.

  • The Special Olympics Illinois Young Professionals Board will meet on Thursday, March 5, 2020 and is hosted by Think Tank, 200 E. Randolph Street, 44th New member orientation is scheduled for 6pm and the full meeting begins at 6:30.¬† Please rsvp to if you plan to attend so your name is included on the lobby security list.

Location: JLL – 44th floor Think Tank, Aon Center, 200 E Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Building Directions: Please enter the Aon Center through the south lobby (Randolph Street entrance) and check-in at the¬†reception desk to get your guest badge. Your name will already be in the system. From there, take the escalator to the upper-level elevator banks. Use the elevator bank labeled with the JLL logo and proceed to the 44th¬†floor. Once you’ve arrived at the 44th floor, enter through the glass door on the left. Take another left and proceed down the hall to the Cafe and Think Tank meeting space.

Get Involved

Want to get involved in the board? Simply fill out the interest form below and someone will be in touch with you. If you want to find out more about what the YPB does download the YPB FAQs

Click here to sign up!

Meet our Executive Board!

The YPB Executive Board Members are a group of dedicated individuals who lead the planning, execution, and strategy of the YPBoard.  Members have been involved for a minimum of 2+ years and give additional time to helping drive the success of the board.  Have an event idea or want to get involved more in a particular committee?  Don’t hesitate to reach out! Meet our Exec Members below!

2020 YPB Executive Members

Upcoming Young Professionals Board Events

Young Professionals Board Event Overview

YPB-2-WebYPB participates in three three signature fundraising events: YPB Pub Crawl (Spring), Windy City Duck Derby (Summer), and Thanks-for-Giving (Fall).  In between these events, there are a number of smaller events that fundraise for Special Olympics Illinois.

Have an idea for an event?  Reach out to Kathy.  You can also bring these up at an upcoming meeting!  We love new ideas!

Take a look at the overview of our events below!

2019 YPB Events

Volunteer Opportunities

YPB members are encouraged to volunteer throughout the year. As a board, it’s a great way for members to get to know each other better and to spend time with the athletes we work hard to help support.



The Range 2019: