Our Auxiliary Council

The Auxiliary Council is a group of young professionals dedicated to enhancing and expanding the reach of Erie Family Health Center. Guided by the strong belief that high quality health care is a fundamental right, not a privilege, Council members raise awareness of Erie’s programs and services and work to support these initiatives through financial support, service, and advocacy.

$100 annual donation to Erie Family Health Center and attendance at meetings held every other month is required.

Auxiliary Council Membership Benefits

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of Erie’s mission, services and programming, as well as the current community health landscape, to represent Erie in the community.

  • Have the opportunity to serve Erie in various volunteer capacities, for example: representing Erie at community outreach events, and participating with Erie staff and patients in activities like the AIDS Run & Walk, Erie Running Club, and the Chicago Pride Parade;

  • Connect with Erie leadership and program directors, and have the opportunity to serve on select sub-committees of Erie’s Board of Directors;

  • Enjoy social gatherings and outings throughout the year;

  • Network with like-minded professionals; and

  • Plan, promote, execute, and host Erie’s annual fundraising event, Eriedescence.



In addition to identifying and engaging in a variety of social and service opportunities throughout the year, the Auxiliary Council plans, executes, and hosts one of Erie’s annual fundraising events, Eriedescence. Since the first Eriedescence in 2012, the Council has raised over $225,000 to support Erie services like the award-winning HIV/AIDS program, Lending Hands for Life, and other health education programs.

To apply for membership in Erie Family Health Center’s Auxiliary Council, please use the form below.

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