Young Professionals

The Young Professionals are a dynamic group of men and women committed to the mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. This growing support team spreads the word about kidney disease prevention and education while raising funds for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois programs and services.

Current Members
Divya Jain Arwindekar, DO
Natalie Corpuz
Leilanii Ellis
Jason Girardin
Angela Hecyk
Matthew Karwacki
Greg Kent
Matt Schwartz
Holden Metz
Stephanie Terns
Mary Wyrwich

The Young Professionals’ Annual event is the Derby for a Cause. This event is held during the Kentucky Derby and features food, drinks, a silent auction, and the most exciting two minutes in sports! In addition, the Young Professionals support the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' annual gala event and host a variety of mini-fundraisers throughout the year.

Photos & Media
Derby for a Cause 2013
Derby for a Cause 2012

Join the Young Professionals
Young Professionals hold quarterly meetings plus additional subcommittee meetings. Benefits of membership include fostering friendships with like-minded individuals and supporting the life-saving mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. If you are interested in joining the Young Professionals, please click here to apply online or contact Anne Peterson at or (312) 321-1500 for more information.