The RIC Associate Board
About the Associate Board
The Associate Board of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is composed of a group of emerging civic and business leaders who volunteer and raise funds and awareness for RIC. The Board has been in existence since 1990 and currently boasts more than 110 members. View the 2013–2014 Membership.
Updates from the Associate Board
Upcoming Associate Board Meetings & Volunteer Opportunities:
- March 9: Mardi Gras Patient Party
- April 15: Spring Membership Meeting
For additional volunteer opportunities, please contact RIC's Volunteer Department.
Associate Board members support the hospital in many different ways. Some volunteer on the RIC's pediatric floor where they interact with children and adolescents receiving rehabilitation care. Others prefer to work on fundraising events such as the Bearcat Ball or ArtFutura by acquiring silent auction items, selling tickets or planning entertainment. All members focus on raising awareness of the hospital and its commitment to making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
The Associate Board supports two main areas within the RIC. RIC's Pediatric and Adolescent Program provides prosthetic devices and specialized treatment for children with disabilities whose families cannot otherwise afford their care. The Board also supports RIC's Therapeutic Recreation Program by subsidizing the salary of a part-time art therapist at RIC and providing art supplies annually.