Auxiliary Board

Who We Are

The Auxiliary Board was first convened in October 2002 with a mission to support Off the Street Club in its century-long mission to bring help for today and hope for tomorrow to the at-risk children of Chicago’s inner city. The Auxiliary Board is a group of young professionals within Chicagoland with a vested interest in helping the children of Chicago’s West Garfield neighborhood with their harrowing day-to-day struggle against gangs and drugs. Members work to spread the word about Off the Street Club (OTSC) through various channels, such as fundraising, marketing, annual signature events and more.

The primary goal is to engage friends, families, neighbors and co-workers who are part of the city of Chicago, but may be unaware of OTSC and all of the little miracles that happen every day on Karlov Avenue. The Auxiliary Board believes that the deserving OTSC children should all have the privileges of growing up to be upstanding citizens who continue to shape the face and fabric of our magnificent city.

Our members represent diverse backgrounds including advertising, law, financial services, accounting, real estate, publishing, sales, and public relations. The Auxiliary Board continuously works to dedicate their time and resources for a cause they truly believe in. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Auxiliary Board, please see the info at the bottom of this page.


To ensure a future filled with hope and play
for the children of Off The Street Club
through friendship, mentorship, and fundraising support.


Every year, outside of being involved with ongoing club activities, the Auxiliary Board is responsible for hosting four main events to raise money for the club and provide some holiday fun for the kids.

Auxiliary Board Members

Theresa Moschella

Company: PepsiCo

Sandy Wong

Vice President
Company: U.S. Bank

Kerry Powell

Vice President
Candy Drive Lead

Michelle Pliska

Company: FCB

Susan Wong

Company: PepsiCo

Luisa Cabrera Faist

Education/Career Lead
Company: Mindshare

Alexandrea Davis

Education/Career Lead
Company: McDonalds

Cass Hill

Club Liaison
Company: Off The Street Club

Jenn McEachin

Firefly Ball Logistics Lead
New Horizons Lead
Company: Wipfli LLP

Jenn Kim

Firefly Ball Logistics Lead
Company: LinkedIn

Kay Bradley

New Horizons Lead
Company: U.S. Soccer Federation

Jeff Immel

Creative Lead
Firefly Ball Marketing Lead
Company: Weber Shandwick

Kate Kelley

Social Lead
Candy Drive Lead
Company: Energy BBDO

Anna Kuhn

Social Lead
Toy Drive Lead
Company: Gartner

Sarah Behrendt

Firefly Ball Chair – Hospitality / Event Logistics
Company: Google

Elizabeth Rooney

Shamrock Shuffle Lead
Company: Pandora

Alyssa Cicero

Social Media Lead
Firefly Ball Marketing Lead
Company: Kraft Heinz

Caitlin Gallaher

Community Brand Lead
Toy Drive Lead
Firefly Ball Alcohol & Dessert Lead
Company: true[X]

Teddi Weigel

Club Coordinator
Education/Career Lead
Company: Vienna Beef

Andrew Samuels

Shamrock Shuffle Fundraising Lead
Company: Driehaus Private Equity

Jared Nelson

Firefly Ball Sponsorship Lead
Shamrock Shuffle Fundraising Lead
Company: Edelman

Amanda Giger

New Horizons Lead
Firefly Ball VIP Lead
Company: NBCUniversal

Steve Flaherty

Club Coordinator
Education/Career Lead
Company: Intersport

Become a Member

If you are interested in applying to OTSC’s Auxiliary Board, please email your statement of intent, resume and details of your involvement with OTSC for the past year to our Auxiliary Board Vice Presidents at: and

OTSC’s Auxiliary Board will formally induct new members in two rounds – August and January.

After submitting their application, candidates will be notified that they have been selected to move forward in the application process. from there, they will be required to volunteer at the Firefly Ball Gala, assisting with our biggest fundraiser of the year. Candidates will also be interviewed by the executive board before being inducted.

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