What we do
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is a not-for-profit organization serving 44 counties in Illinois. We offer education, advocacy, and case management to people living with epilepsy, their families, and the communities in which they live, all in the service of helping our constituents seize the narrative back from epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s all-volunteer Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of professionals.
Our Professional Advisory Board consists of over twenty board-certified epileptologists, pediatric neurologists, pharmacologists, social workers, psychologists, and nurse educators from the Chicagoland area who advise on education, services, research and advocacy programs.
An Associate Board is a networking group of philanthropic professionals with a collective goal of raising resources, broadening the volunteer base, and enhancing awareness of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago while developing leadership skills and cultivating relationships with young professionals in Chicago. The mission of Associate Board is to engage, empower, and inspire young professionals to participate in philanthropic and leadership endeavors, develop the next generation of philanthropists, and build awareness of Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago in the Chicagoland area.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s staff has been dedicated to helping people with epilepsy since 1946. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization existing under the laws of the State of Illinois. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is a local affiliate of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. To learn more, click here.
Serving the nearly 140,000 people living with epilepsy in the Chicagoland area, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago works to help individuals, and their families, in our community live their everyday lives. Through case management, education, and advocacy, we help you seize the narrative back from epilepsy and take control of your story.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Counties we serve
Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cook, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Ford, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Iroquois, Jersey, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Mason, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Tazewell, Vermilion, and Will.