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Our mission

To relentlessly pursue an equitable world for every child.

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Ready to change and save lives?

Help fund critical programs

Dedicate a special occasion to fundraise for UNICEF’s work, choose UNICEF USA as your workplace giving recipient, run or bike a marathon on Team UNICEF and take part in the iconic Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Send humanitarian supplies directly to children who need it most through UNICEF Inspired Gifts. Shop consciously by purchasing from UNICEF Market and partners that give back to UNICEF USA.

Participate in events

Sponsor or attend a gala, speaker series or other event to learn more about the challenges that children face and raise funds for the solutions.

Advocate for policy change

Contact your legislators to establish policies that protect children, urge your leaders to become a Child Friendly City, volunteer with the UNITE team and raise awareness online with our Social Press Kit.

UNICEF USA Midwest Leadership

  • Elana Western, Senior Managing Director, East United States

  • Elizabeth McCostlin, Managing Director, Midwest

Midwest Board of Directors

Hilary Scott, Chair
Latha Sundaram, Vice-Chair
Farah Ali
Rouba Ali-Fehmi
Erin Amico
Jenny Austin
Amy Brown
Robert T. Brown
Sheilah Burnham
Marcelo De Santis
Bill Dietz
Ceylan Eatherton
Jude Fitzgerald
Lisa Giacosa-Rupp
Mary Lou Giustini


Jennifer Glaspie
Paul J. Harvey
Kathy Lai
Kim Macpherson
Patrick McGrath
Martha Metz
Tonise Paul
Ashish Prasad
Karuna Rawal
Samer Shaja
Susan Sholl
Joseph N. Silich
Tina Trott
Jeff Ward

Contact the UNICEF USA Midwest team


+1 (312) 222-8900

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