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The Board of Directors consists of a twelve volunteers elected by the membership who serve to fulfill the mission and vision of the organization.

Interested in serving on the Board of Directors? Have a person to recommend for service?  Contact the Governance Committee to start the conversation about how you can impact the DANK Haus.  You can also find more information here: DANK Recruitment 2017

2019 BOARD

Dagmar Freiberger, President

Mary Owen, First Vice President

Tom Gergory,  Second Vice President 

John Grischow, Secretary

Dan Wiemerslage, Treasurer

Erich Freiberger, Director

Gabriele Kolemainen, Director

Sigured Kolemainen, Director

John Mickey, Director

Walter Palka, Director 

Rebecca Pope, Director 

Ted Whalen, Director


All members and volunteers are welcome to help on any of the committees listed below. Please contact the Governance Committee to get started!

  • Programming
    Community Outreach & Cultural, Visual, and Performing Arts Programming
  • Education
    Language School and Classes
  • Museum & Library
    Museum Programming, Archives Management, and Library Maintenance
  • Governance
    Directors Nominations, Bylaws, and Parliamentary Procedures
  • Internal Affairs
    Building Maintenance and Finance
  • External Affairs
    Public Relations, Membership and Marketing

German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

Connect with us

Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.
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