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.

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Allison Noelle
HR Generalist at Infinity Consulting Solutions, Inc.

Allison began her involvement with KEEN in July 2017 after hosting a successful fundraiser for sponsored by her employer. During a period of transition in the organization, Allison stepped into the leadership role of President of the Associate Board in November 2017. Allison is truly dedicated to advancing her knowledge base of nonprofit... more...
Crystal Kent
Senior Consultant at West Monroe Partners

Crystal initially got involved with KEEN back in 2010 through the DC chapter. While living in DC, Crystal was looking for volunteer opportunities to work with kids with special needs in the area.   Her passion for working with children with special needs stems from being a part of a family that has been impacted by special needs.  While... 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...