FAQs about the Associate Board

How do I join the Associate Board?

The Associate Board welcomes those interested in joining the board to attend one of its business meetings or many events to learn more about the group.

To request a membership application or additional information, please contact Alyssa Cassata at 312-238-8045.

How often does the Associate Board meet?

Full Associate Board meetings are held at RIC each spring and fall. There are also  monthly event committee meetings and various social gatherings throughout the year, including summer and winter holiday celebrations and the Board's fundraising events Art in Motion.

What are the benefits of joining the Associate Board?

Making a difference in the lives of RIC's patients by supporting the "#1 rehabilitation hospital in America"* continues to be the benefit members appreciate most.

In addition, the board provides an opportunity to network with emerging civic and business leaders, forming new lasting relationships. Members also have an opportunity to showcase talents and interests in planning fundraising events and organizing volunteer activities.

* Since 1991 U.S.News & World Report has reported that RIC is the "#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America."

How do I purchase tickets for Associate Board annual fundraising events?

Call 312-238-7693 for ticket information for Art in Motion

Where are philanthropic contributions to the Associate Board distributed?

The Associate Board directs its contributions to RIC's Pediatric and Adolescent Program, Pediatric Charity Care and art therapy programs through the Therapeutic Recreation Program. Make a donation here.

What are the expectations of Associate Board members?

Associate Board members are asked to attend the spring and fall business meetings, volunteer at RIC and Associate Board events, serve on Associate Board committees and make an annual dues contribution in the amount of $250. The annual dues contribution includes admission to the summer and holiday socials.