It’s often who you know that matters, and Jaycees are people who are connected. Serving as a Jaycee provides the opportunity to develop strong relationships with other Jaycees, who are often people of influence. Members of our organization have gone on to do great things and include:
• Past US Presidents Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton
• Tom Monaghan – Domino’s Pizza Mogul
• Al Gore – Vice President of the United States
• Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson – former Miss America and Registered Nurse
• Larry Bird – Basketball legend
• Bill Gates – Chairman of Microsoft
• Warren E. Burger – Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Jaycees have been a force for good in America and around the world. Jaycees helped establish Airmail services in America with Jaycee Charles Lindbergh, and have raised millions of dollars for causes such as the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, and for catastrophe relief efforts. They have built parks, playgrounds, hospitals, ball fields, and housing for the elderly while conducting service and support programs in thousands of communities nationwide.
The Mount Prospect Jaycees are part of the Illinois Jaycees, and are affiliated with The United States Junior Chamber and Junior Chamber International. There are countless leadership opportunities for members at each of these levels. The state, national and international organizations support the local chapters around the globe, and provide training and tools to develop our members.