Young Associates Group

Leading the Next Generation of Animal Welfare Supporters. 

Anti-Cruelty is establishing a Young Associate group of dynamic young professionals who are passionate about supporting tens of thousands of animals in need. Through fundraising, planning events, networking, programming, volunteer opportunities, and service, these Young Associates will be the next generation of Anti Cruelty’s philanthropic and volunteer leaders in the animal welfare sector.  


Help us pioneer our Young Associate group.  

We are recruiting young professionals living in and around the Chicago area who are at least 21 years old, with a variety of backgrounds to support our joint interest in raising awareness and funds to support animals in need and the animal welfare field. We seek individuals from a variety of corporations and businesses, as well as community members, who can mobilize their networks to support Anti Cruelty’s initiatives for the benefit of animals. 


Membership Tiers:  

General members: Give $125/year ($11/month); Raise $875 
Patron members: Give $250/ year ($21/month); Raise $1,000 



All Young Associates must support Anti-Cruelty’s mission, to build a healthy and happy community where pets and people thrive together. We also ask for a minimum annual contribution of $125 ($11/month) and commit to fundraising additional funds through their personal networks.  

All members must support our fundraising and volunteer efforts in a variety of ways. 


Ways to Fundraise:  

  • Ticket Captain for Anti-Cruelty signature event Pour Your Heart Out 
  • Form/join a team and fundraise for BARK, annual outdoor walk and dog party 
  • Create a DIY fundraising campaign (birthday, anniversary, pet specific, etc.) 
  • Seek corporate support or sponsorship 
  • Volunteer with your office, work group, church, or friends at a Crafting Crew, making toys for shelter animals 
  • Support silent auction and raffle solicitation efforts 


Active Participation:  

Young Associates are expected to serve on at least one committee and attend a minimum of four programs throughout the year such as quarterly meetings, volunteer opportunities, and events such as BARK, Pour Your Heart Out, Clear the Shelters, and many more. 

Committees to Support:

  • Corporate/Sponsorship
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Membership
  • Programs/Social Events


Interesting in Joining us?  

Fill out our Interest Form. For any questions, please contact Erin Daly, Manager of Special Events & 
Memorable Experiences, at or (312) 645-8060.