Steppenwolf’s Young Professionals Group

The Steppenwolf Associates is a collective of the curious, the creative and the compassionate.

We are a group of over 100 young professionals working to inspire Chicago teens to become lifelong theatre lovers. We are united around a passion for performance, an appreciation for arts education and the inherent ability to cut loose while giving back. We give back by fundraising for Steppenwolf Education.

Members receive great benefits including membership nights at the theater, private post-show events with artists, mentorship opportunities with Chicago high school students, access to great networking and social events, discounted tickets and more! Admission to the Steppenwolf Associates occurs on a rolling basis. 

Members interested in deepening their involvement with the Associates may be interested in joining the Steppenwolf Associates Board.  Associates Board members give an increased annual gift and receive additional exclusive benefits, like networking with the Steppenwolf Board of Trustees at exclusive events, holding governing positions within the Steppenwolf Associates, and more. If you would like to learn more about joining the Steppenwolf Associates Board, email

Membership Benefits

Steppenwolf Associates - $150 annual gift to Steppenwolf

Admission to the Steppenwolf Associates occurs on a rolling basis.

Steppenwolf Associates Membership Benefits

  • Invitation to exclusive @ll Access events at the theater, including private artistic conversations with Steppenwolf artists.
  • Discounted tickets to Steppenwolf through our Associates Card Membership.
  • Members-only discounted ticket to Steppenwolf’s annual Gala, the largest fundraising event of the year.
  • Invitation to member networking events featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes theater experiences and professional growth opportunities.
  • Special volunteer opportunities with the Young Adult Council.
  • Membership recognition in Steppenwolf Theatre’s program book and on the website.
  • Opportunity to serve on a committee to help guide and execute yearly activities, fundraising events, membership mixers and more.

Associates Board Members

Jonathan Blanc   Ben & Aja Blanc Studio
Alex Block   CCS Fundraising
Liz Buchanan   Nielsen
Bridget Byrne   Andersen Tax LLC
Nigel Caine   Slalom Consulting 
Isaac Colunga   Ice Miller LLP
Ellie Davidson   Ardagh Group 
Kevin B. Goldstein   Winston & Strawn LLP
Aimee Graham   Dentons US LLP
Peter Hegel   Paul Hastings
Andrew Holden   AbbVie Inc. 
Halley C. Hoffman   University of Chicago
Elizabeth Ingram  

McCullough P.C.

Paul Jeffries  

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Julia Luscombe   Feeding America
Eléonore Moncheur de Rieudotte   IA Collaborative
Katherine Nardin   Chicago Public Library Foundation
Vanessa Passini   Gensler
Adrienne Pope   Redel Rentals LLC
Marilynn Rubio   MPEA
Shilpa Rupani   Chicago Blackhawks
Jennifer Stuart   PHD Media
David Wagener   Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom
Allan Waite   Harris Theatre for Music and Dance
Ellysa Westby  
Ropes & Gray LLP
Harriet White   Newsy

Become a Member Today

To become a Steppenwolf Associates member, fill out the online membership form or email