Trivia Night is the YPB’s annual fundraiser that supports the overall mission of Ascend Justice.  Each Fall teams of up to 6 players gather and test their trivia knowledge for a chance at the $300 grand prize.  Raising an average of $5,600, this popular event welcomes everyone interested in having a good time, meeting new people, and supporting the mission of Ascend Justice.


  • Maximize your impact while supporting the mission of Ascend Justice.
  • Learn more about philanthropy and its impact on the nonprofit sector.
  • Contribute to your community and change lives.
  • Develop leadership qualities, enhance your communication, and fundraising skills.
  • Grow your network with a diverse group of peers, community members, and our Board of Directors.
  • Potentially open the door to new career opportunities and leadership opportunities.


  • Attend four of six annual meetings (in person or online).
  • Participate on at least one (1) Board or YPB committee of your choice.
  • Be active and offer your voice and your time.
  • Attend at least one Ascend Justice Board of Directors meeting.
  • Select and participate in several activities and fundraising activities annually.
  • Make or obtain contribution(s) totaling a minimum of $350 each fiscal year to Ascend Justice.
  • Tour the Ascend Justice offices during the first year of membership to obtain a more intimate knowledge of Ascend Justice and the services we provide.

Current Members

Victoria Barnhill
Loncar Law, Ltd.

Olivia Basu
Vice Chair of Administration
The Law Office of Erin M. Wilson LLC

Rachel Cheng
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Elena Dennis
Start Early

Emily Eggmann

Caitlin Farry
Vice Chair of Member Engagement
Edelson PC

Alexandra Greenberg
Vice Chair of Recruitment
Davis Friedman

Andrea Hadjiyski
The Angeletti Group at Baird

Kathryn Iannone
Near North Montessori School

Mary Kennedy
Seyfarth Shaw

Shiva Kooragayala
Massey & Gail LLP

Theresa Lechner
Vice Chair of Fundraising
Dussias Wittenberg Koenigsberger

Khadija Messina
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Rachel Migliore
Chicago Advocate Legal

Claire Rucker
DLA Piper

Justine Shanner
Antares Capital

Amy Silberstein
Stern Perkoski Mendez, LLC

Jessica Stricklin
King & Spalding

Chloë White
Hinshaw & Culbertson

For more information on our Young Professionals Board and how you can join,
please e-mail Director of Development, Christyn Schnell at

Updated May 2024

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