The Evening Associates Board of Directors is a group of young leaders that engages thousands of their fellow Chicagoans in supporting the arts and the Art Institute. The board is a diverse group of young, art-inspired professionals whose mission is to engage Chicago’s young creative explorers with the Art Institute of Chicago, drive Evening Associates membership, promote an understanding and appreciation of the arts, and fundraise for exhibitions featuring emerging artists.

The Evening Associates have helped fund such exhibitions as Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreams and Helena Almeida: Work is never finished.

Applications are now open to join the Evening Associates Board of Directors. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 15. Questions? Contact

Executive Committee 

Jeremy Rothschild
Chairman of the Board

Paolo Palazzi-Xirinachs

Erin Blakley
Chief Communications Officer

Lauren Mazur

Board of Directors

Scott Banks
Jean-Paul Biondi
Patty Bloom
Janice Bond
Caitlynde Brancovsky
Guy Caland-Puymartin
Katie Callahan
Lisa Claybon
Ken Click
Cameron Croft
Kristin Culbertson
Alexandra Demers
Meghan Eagan
Max Gaby
Caroline Gardner
Nicholas Hansen
Sara Heckman
Alex Helfers
Anthony Hodes
Jacqueline Hoover
Alison Hough
Megan Hurtuk
Joshua Izzard
Antoine Jennings
Meghan Jordan
Justin Kay
Eli Kay-Oliphant
Whitney Krystof
Agatha Kubalski
Julie Lakonishok
Nika Levando
Jack Lubeznik
Marc Moran
Catherine Napier
John Reid
Kati Rust
Marta Ryvak
George Semaan
Tarra Sharp
Jimmy Shin
Gus Springmann
Kyle Stoner
Brett Charles Taylor
Todd Walton

Evening Associates Alumni Program

The Alumni program is composed of former board members serving in an advisory role. Alumni are selected based on their contributions while an active member, number of years served, and continuing involvement. 

Lauren Ashley Allan
Melissa Allen
Elizabeth Bjornseth
Brandon Clark
Michele Davies
Morgan Dower
Deiken Maloney
Andrew May
Andrea Moran
Wade Thomson
Raymond Wright