CIF’s Auxiliary Board Welcomes Five New Members

Between planning SPARK and hosting awareness and social events, the Center for Independent Futures (CIF) Auxiliary Board had an incredible year of recruitment. Throughout 2014, five new members joined this group of young professionals seeking to support CIF in its mission by raising funds and awareness.

Sarah Armour, a passionate self-advocate, joined the Auxiliary Board after years of being involved with the CIF community. Joseph Carroll is another new board member with previous connection to CIF in his work for Clerestory Consulting, a management consulting firm based in Evanston that has supported CIF on multiple projects.

Amanda Frisbie found CIF while searching for meaningful volunteering opportunities and has dedicated her career to supporting non-profit organizations in development and fundraising. Bridget Isaia, who works for Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, was inspired to get involved with CIF because her sister is a participant in a similar program in Michigan. Jackie Ross, the final new member,taught special education in New York City before beginning law school at Loyola University Chicago, planning to provide legal representation to children and young adults with disabilities.

The Auxiliary Board is thrilled to welcome Sarah, Joe, Amanda, Bridget, and Jackie, who together bring diverse ideas, energy, and skills to the group. To learn more about the Auxiliary Board and how to join, contact Becca Kaplan at

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