Join the Pilot Light Associate Board!


At Pilot Light, we believe food education is vital to student development, and since 2010, our teacher-driven approach has supported Pre-K-12 students with food education that is part of everyday learning and fosters informed food choices. Pilot Light’s Associate Board is excited to announce that they are actively recruiting new members! Learn more about why you should apply:


What does the Associate Board do?

The Associate Board promotes and fundraises for Pilot Light’s food education programming in schools in Chicago and nationwide. 

Past events include:


What are the requirements to join the Associate Board?

It’s simple – get excited to spread the word about Pilot Light and food education in your community! We also have a monthly team meeting (1 hour via Zoom) where we catch up on Pilot Light’s current initiatives, brainstorm fundraising events, and more.


What are the perks of joining the Associate Board? 

Work with a fun, motivated group of professionals who are passionate about promoting Pilot Light’s work. It’s also a unique way to flex your creativity and leadership skills through roles in finance, event planning, marketing, and more!


Why should I join the Associate Board?

Hear from some current members about why they love being a part of the Pilot Light Associate Board:

“I love the Associate Board because it combines my passion for food with my desire to contribute to a non-profit who is giving back right into Chicago’s communities. Supporting its work has been so rewarding, with the cherry on top being planning fun events with an amazing group of people.”



“I joined Pilot Light’s Associate Board when I first moved to Chicago and it has been a great way to get to know the city, communities, and great people dedicated to supporting the city through food education! The Associate Board also provided new opportunities for me, like working with the other members to help plan and execute events in person and virtually.”



“I love being a member of the Associate Board for Pilot Light because it exposes you to so many amazing restaurants throughout the city! Chicago is such a food town and getting exposure to different chefs and types of food has been an added bonus to joining the board that I didn’t expect!”



How can I apply to the Associate Board?

You can find our online application here. We would love to hear more about you! Once your application is submitted, we will be in touch to schedule a time to chat & learn more about you.


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