About Us

The Auxiliary Board has evolved into one of Chicago's most popular young professional boards by hosting fundraising events and one large community service event per year. The Auxiliary Board also provides the perfect conduit for any company to reach young professionals in the coveted 25-40 year-old demographic through the support of key events.

Our Mission
Be the preeminent auxiliary board in Chicago working to support Lincoln Park Zoo by raising funds to preserve a free experience for the community and building awareness of the unique way in which the zoo connects the community to nature.

The Auxiliary Board is widely recognized as one of Chicago's most popular fundraising groups.

  • The Board is comprised of approximately 100 successful and up-and-coming professionals with most members between the ages of 25-40.
  • The majority of the Board’s members reside in downtown neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs.
  • The Board is highly regarded within the Chicago community as a group that hosts premiere events that attract attendees from both inside and outside the Chicagoland area.

Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo is one of only three remaining free zoos in the U.S. and the last free major cultural institution in Chicago, opening its gates annually to more than three million visitors. All funds raised by the Auxiliary Board help support Lincoln Park Zoo, from its new developments to keeping the zoo free and open to the public 365 days a year.