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

Want to know more?
Contact Julie Lanham for more information!


Year the Literassociates associate board was founded


Number of members in 2020


Amount raised for the CLA in FY20

Executive Committee

Meg Condes, Chair
Federal Highway Administration

Amber Goodenough, Vice Chair
Winston & Strawn, LLP

Cody Czmyr, Secretary
Michigan Shores Club

Alex Hawley, Fundraising and Special Events Chair
American Bar Association

Vanessa Pineda, Membership Chair
Cultivate Labs

Leslie Wolfe, Community Connection & Outreach Committee Chair


Allie Ahlers

Adam Bass
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Austin Bradway
Blue Island Public Library

Nitesh Gudapati
Morningstar, Inc.

Will Haddix
Yale Club of New York

Ivan Jordanov
Morrison & Morrison

Pat Leatherman
Winkler’s Tree Service, Inc.

Megan Monaghan
Querrey & Harrow

Eileen O’Donnell
The Dental Assisting National Board

Nev Santana

Vernon Smith
Lever for Change, MacArthur Foundation

Katie Watson
Spark Foundry

Sarah Wiley

Vyta Zukauskaite
Madison County Commission