Associate Board

The KEEN Chicago Associate Board is a group of young professionals, helping advance KEEN’s mission through advocacy, fundraising, volunteering and networking. This means supporting KEEN Chicago in providing social and recreational opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities, and most importantly bringing some fun into their lives!

The Associate Board will serve as ambassadors for KEEN Chicago, its coaches, athletes and their families, connecting the organization with a broader audience.

We are looking to add energetic, motivated individuals to the Associate Board and expand the group’s impact.

To submit an application to join the Associate Board, please click here and attach the completed application to the the email below.
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Jeff Back
Strategy Execution Consultant, BTS

Jeff began volunteering with KEEN in 2016 while interning in Washington DC, and fell in love with the organization's mission, values, and impact. His passion for working with children with disabilities began as a Special Olympics volunteer in high school. He continued working with KEEN when he moved to St. Louis for another internship, and... more...
Coco Bassi
Presales Associate at SAP

Coco got involved as a volunteer for KEEN in December 2016 and later joined the Associate Board of Directors in June of 2017. Her passion for working with children with disabilities began back in high school when she helped create a space, like KEEN, for kids with disabilities to participate in games and events. Throughout her time with KEEN... more...
Bridget Hays
Special Events Account Manager at Field Museum

Bridget started volunteering with KEEN in April of 2018 shortly after moving to Chicago. She previously volunteered with Best Buddies and Youth Challenge over the years and was happy to find a similarly exciting organization. As soon as she discovered KEEN, she knew that this was the group for her. She was hooked after the first session and... more...
Michael Hursh
Senior Associate Intern at Strategy&, part of the PwC network

Michael initially got involved with KEEN Chicago in 2015 as a volunteer in the hopes of sharing the positive impact of sports and physical activity. After getting to know KEEN. its programs, and its athletes, Michael saw a lack of involvement from other young professionals and an opportunity to help KEEN connect with a broader audience. With... more...
Meganne Miller
Assistant Real Estate Manager, CBRE

Meganne recently became involved with KEEN after seeking out nonprofits in her area to become more involved with. Meganne fell in love with KEEN’s mission and message, which is close to her heart after running her first marathon as a fundraiser for an autism research organization. Meganne is excited to put her passion for fundraising and events... more...
Brian Wilson
Attorney, Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll

Brian found Keen after hours of researching nonprofits operating in Chicago.  It was Keen's unique focus on sports and exercise that distinguished it from other nonprofits, and which resonated with Brian, as Brian's sister has experience a great deal of joy and friendship from her own involvement in athletics. 

After volunteering at Keen... more...