Auxiliary of Infant Welfare Society of Chicago


The mission of the Auxiliary of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago is to provide financial and volunteer support to IWS.

Established in 1913, the Auxiliary is comprised of nine chapters and more than 590 members throughout the Chicagoland area.

Since its inception, the Auxiliary has donated more than $140 million to IWS and—due to the unwavering dedication of our members and supporters—is the clinic’s largest single donor each year.

We like to describe our chapter members as both “fundraisers” and “friend-raisers.” Lifelong bonds are formed among our members, many of whom have worked tirelessly to support the Auxiliary and IWS for decades.

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