Associate Board Giving Circle

Join the Associate Board Giving Circle!

What is a Giving Circle?

The mission of the Associate Board Giving Circle is to support children and families of IWS Family Health by gathering a pool of individual gifts together to maximize their greater impact.

The Giving Circle is comprised of generous donors who have a shared interest in providing what’s best for our patients. Collectively, they will partner together to determine how their donations get distributed.

In a nutshell, YOU have a voice in deciding exactly where and how your generosity is shared with an even bigger opportunity to allow your donation to make a splash since the total funds are now pooled together with other like-minded givers.

How Exactly Does This Work?

So glad you asked! The Associate Board Giving Circle members will meet quarterly to discuss potential projects based on the current needs of our patients.

For 2023, our quarterly meetings are broken down as such:

  • Q1 ’23 – We’ll virtually kickoff our new Giving Circle with this year’s projects, based on the total amount pledged via individual donations. 
  • Q2 ’23 –Meet virtually to discuss and vote on a project based on a staff-created wish list. 
  • Q3 ’23 – All hands on deck! There will be a volunteer opportunity to help execute the project that was decided upon and funded at IWS Family Health.
  • Q4 ’23 – Celebrate the impact made from the year at an in-person event where we’ll debrief the progress, invite new Giving Circle members and celebrate one another!


How Do I Become a Member?

If you have a heart for the community and share our values of inclusivity in healthcare for all, then we invite you to become an Associate Board Giving Circle member! We ask that all members either give or raise $500 annually using the form below.


Amazing! When is the Next Meeting?

The Q1 meeting will be in March via Zoom at 5pm. You’ll be notified of the details once you become a member by completing your pledge form or when your $500 donation is complete. 


Have More Questions?

Reach out to Michelle DiBenedetto, our Chief Strategy Officer, at or call her directly at 773.782.5040.

Dr. Tara Ioffe

Family Practice

Dr. Tara Ioffe is a dedicated and compassionate Board-Certified Family Medicine physician with a strong commitment to providing excellent care to her patients. She obtained her medical degree from Avalon University in Curacao and went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma. She has worked at the University of Chicago and most recently NorthShore University. She has since returned to Chicago and is thrilled to join the IWS Family Health team in 2023, where she will continue to provide excellent care to her patients.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ioffe has gained experience in diverse medical fields, such as immediate and urgent care medicine while working at NorthShore Immediate Care. She did clinical research at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ioffe strives to foster a secure and inclusive environment for all her patients. She believes in an integrated approach to medicine, dedicating her time to understand each patient’s unique needs.

During her leisure time, Dr. Ioffe indulges in reading a variety of books for pleasure, plays boardgames, and loves to explore Chicago with her spouse and young child.