AFC seeks Board members to help achieve our mission

July 13, 2020

Are you interested in creating equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions? If the answer is yes, we have just the volunteer opportunity for you! 

AIDS Foundation of Chicago is seeking candidates for Board membership. We’re looking for individuals who can help us achieve our goals of equity and justice by serving on the Board of Directors for AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). 

AFC is particularly seeking Board members with expertise in fundraising, strategic planning, social marketing and communications, finance and investments, human resources, and experience in the corporate sector. Previous board experience is helpful, but not necessary. 

What does it mean to be a Board member? 

Board membership goes beyond traditional volunteering and into the highest level of visionary leadership for the organization, assuming legal and financial responsibilities while serving as a community ambassador for AFC’s mission. Serving as a Board member provides a unique opportunity to put your passion for a social cause into action by applying your experience and expertise to advance an organization’s impact. It's a rewarding way to serve your community, while learning new skills that can enhance your own career and grow your own personal and professional networks. 

More about AIDS Foundation of Chicago 

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions. Our work is guided by the vision that people living with HIV or chronic conditions will thrive, and there will be no new HIV cases. 

For 35 years, AIDS Foundation of Chicago has brought together service providers and funders to develop systems that meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to maximize the use of scarce resources. AFC manages more than $17 million in local, state, and federal funds for an array of HIV-related services, provides expertise and leads high-quality delivery across the region, as well as housing and other services for people who are formerly homeless and living with chronic conditions. 

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago is committed to diversity and ensuring an appropriate balance of skills and experience on our Board and committees. Our Board is comprised of people of different experiences, backgrounds, and opinions. We believe creating an inclusive and diverse culture improves the effectiveness of our Board and better reflects the diverse populations that we serve. We especially encourage people of color (i.e. Black, Latino/Latinx, Native American), those who identify as LGBTQ+, and individuals living with HIV to apply for a position on the Board. 

If you are interested, please email John Peller at with your resume and a brief letter of interest! 

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