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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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.