Auxiliary Board

About the Auxiliary Board
The purpose of the National Museum of Mexican Art’s (NMMA) Auxiliary Board is to engage young professionals in the work of the museum by raising funds and awareness. The group was launched in 2015 and members were instrumental in the promotion of the Museum’s first Día de los Muertos: Masquerade Ball Fundraising event. In addition to this signature event, the Auxiliary Board plans social and fundraising projects and members volunteer on an ad hoc basis throughout the year.
Auxiliary Board Membership
Those invited to join this group are roughly between the ages of 25 and 40 and are primarily young professionals. Terms of service are one year in duration and renewable annually if membership requirements are met. It is expected that an active Auxiliary Board member of the National Museum of Mexican Art participate in the following manner:
  • Submit a completed application
  • Give or get a minimum of $250 annually (ticket sales, donations, etc.)
  • Participate in monthly working committee meetings as available
  • Attendance at all quarterly general meetings is strongly encouraged. However, attendance at a minimum of two meetings is required.
  • Submit and update mailing lists, and recruit friends and co-workers for the various Auxiliary Board events.
Auxiliary Board Enrollment
Applications from potential auxiliary members are reviewed twice a year (October 1st and March 1st). Please complete the application and return to Once the application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email containing next steps. 
Current Auxiliary Board Members:
Alexandria Alvarez, Starcom MediaVest Group
Rebecca Beltran, United States Artists
Sophia Cabido, MEND Consulting
Hector Camacho, Wintrust
Erica Canales, Charles Schwab
Hayde Canales, Philanthropist
Cesar Cardenas, Merrill Lynch
Colleen Carrillo, Lucas Group
Leslie Dimas, House of Representatives
Evelyn Fraga, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Ariadna Ginez, Teach for America
Angelica Guerrero, Archdiocese of Chicago
Cristina Guerrero, Chicago Foundation for Education
Lauren Hernandez, ComEd
Veronica Hernandez, Rush University Medical Center
Marcos Herrera, Envision Unlimited
Raquel Iglesias, Hyde Park Arts Center
Jesus Jimenez, Marquette Associates
Daniel Kushner, ComEd
Juan Morado Jr., State of IL Health Planning
Alberto Morales, Robert R. McCormick Foundation
David Morales, C.H. Robinson
Victor Nieto, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
Priscilla Orta-Wenner, Immigration Law Office of Drew Elesh
Fernando Pastor, Bank of America
Elia Rivera, St. Josemaria Institute
Jesse Rivera, Wintrust
Joel Rodarte, Wintrust Bank
Milton Rodriguez, Chicago Scholars
Francisco Roman, Chicago Police Department
Daniel Ronan, National Public Housing Museum
Joanna Ruiz, Wallin/Gomez Architects, Ltd.
Yuliana Salinas, The Resurrection Project
Andreas Sambanis, Bank of America
Vicente Sanchez, Alderman's Office, 25th Ward
Noeli Serna
Maya Solis, Chicago Park District
Nancy Spencer, FirstMerit Bank
Laura Trejo, University of Chicago, Office of Civic Engagement
J. Gibran Villalobos, School of the Art Institute of Chicago