The Literassociates Board supports literacy through their networks, creativity, and organizational skills.

The Literassociates, the associate board of the Chicago Literacy Alliance (CLA), is comprised of young professionals who have an interest in Chicago’s literacy sector and are looking for enriching opportunities in nonprofit board service.

While on the board, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Plan and execute fundraising events and campaigns
  • Participate in committees focusing on fundraising and special events, membership, or community outreach
  • Volunteer quarterly with 100+ of Chicago’s literacy and education organizations
  • Network with other young professionals
  • Serve as an ambassador for the CLA


  • Commit to a 2 year term
  • Contribute a personal gift of $50
  • Work to achieve collective fundraising goals
  • Attend bi-monthly meetings at the Literacenter

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Year the Literassociates associate board was founded


Number of members in 2020


Amount raised for the CLA in FY20

Executive Committee

Amber Goodenough, Chair
Winston & Strawn, LLP

Alex Hawley, Vice Chair
American Bar Association

Nev Santana, Secretary

Cody Czmyr, Membership Chair
Michigan Shores Club

Leslie Wolfe, Community Connection & Outreach Committee Chair

Adam Bass, Fundraising & Special Events Chair
Northrop Grumman Corporation


Allie Ahlers

Austin Bradway
Blue Island Public Library

Meg Condes
Federal Highway Administration

Nitesh Gudapati
Morningstar, Inc.

Ivan Jordanov
Morrison & Morrison

Pat Leatherman
Winkler’s Tree Service, Inc.

Megan Monaghan
Querrey & Harrow

Eileen O’Donnell
The Dental Assisting National Board

Joan Sanborn

Vernon Smith
Lever for Change, MacArthur Foundation

Pooja Venkit
Baxter International Inc.

Katie Watson
Spark Foundry

Sarah Wiley

Vyta Zukauskaite
Madison County Commission