COVID-19 update

UPDATED 09/15/2022

Our mission, our model and our process remain the same; however, due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, we will continue to monitor the CDC guidelines and will update you on any policy changes as needed.


We follow the current guidance of the CDC and the Chicago Department of Public Health at our events. Accordingly, COVID-19 vaccinations/boosters are preferred and masks are optional. Please be considerate of other members and stay home if you are ill or have any COVID-19 symptoms.

After an event, if any attending individual tests positive for COVID-19 or learns that they were in close contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, we request that they immediately notify us at We will contact all individuals present at the event, keeping the names of those involved confidential.

Grant Review and Financial Review Committees

For the 2022-2023 cycle, members who wish to join a Grant or Financial Review Committee will have a choice to join either a virtual committee or one with a combination of virtual and in-person meetings. For in person meetings, we will have the same COVID-19 protocol as we do for our events.

Grant Awards Celebration

We are planning to hold our 2022-2023 Grant Awards Celebration as an in-person event on May 31, 2023.