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Building a better community together

The Center for Independent Futures Advisory Council engages participants in giving back to their community through planning events and sharing ideas.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a group of Center for Independent Futures community members who support our mission through fundraising and awareness efforts. In addition to planning fundraisers and other events, the Advisory Council supports the Auxiliary Board in planning SPARK every year. Advisory Council members meet monthly to share ideas, collaborate with the Auxiliary Board, and contribute their gifts and talents to the community. For more information, contact us at (847) 328-2044 or

Advisory Council Members

Ben Campbell
Jill Futransky
Ted Gram-Boarini
David Graver
Josh Gray
Matthew LaChapelle
Shelby Lawrence
Joyce Merritt
Jenny Mottola
Lindsay Tonyan
Debbie Wall

Success Stories

Kevin's Story

Kevin's Story

When Dominick’s unexpectedly announced its closure, unemployment threatened to disrupt not only Kevin’s daily routine but also his connection to the community.

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Blog Posts

Support our Ladies' Night Blessings Bag Event

During this season of giving, join the Center for Independent Futures Ladies' Night participants to give back by helping them collect supplies for blessings bags. Read More »