Field Associates

Science-loving young professionals, this group’s for you.

Leading the next generation

The Field Associates are a group of dynamic young professionals passionate about the Field Museum’s mission to connect all of us to the natural world and the human story. Since 1997, these emerging leaders have worked to support one of Chicago’s most iconic institutions through fundraising, networking, programming, and service.

Open the door to special fundraising events, exclusive networking opportunities, and more by making a contribution of at least $250 per year. Board and executive committee members make a commitment to amplify their impact by raising additional gifts through personal networks.

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Expand your involvement

Get even more involved by lending your talents to the Field Associates’ executive team or one of five board committees that support membership, programming, communications, development, and planning for the annual EVOLVE fundraiser. Becoming a committee member offers opportunities to build your resume and help drive the continued growth of Field Associates.

Board committee members get access to:

  • Resume-worthy leadership opportunities through committee service
  • Access to high-level networking events and additional programming
  • Experience in philanthropy through special fundraising efforts

2024 Executive Committee


PositionName (Company)
PresidentKyle Fonjemie (Hinshaw & Culbertson)
Vice PresidentAndrew White (Blank Rome)

Committee chairs

CommitteeChair Name (Company)
CommunicationsPranav Muthigi (Madison Dearborn Partners)
Natalie Tjaden (JPMorgan Chase)
FundraisingLauren Batterham (Katten)
Connor Rubin (Michigan Supreme Court)
MembershipRoxy Capron (Northwestern University)
Alex Theodosakis (Sidley Austin)
ProgrammingCaesar Armenta (OPTO International)
Charlie Zidek (Chase)