The Internal Affairs Committee focuses on three main areas: 

  • Building code compliance
  • External signage
  • Fundraising and sponsorships

The committee aims to keep our home at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center in tip-top physical and financial shape for years to come. Matters concerning the physical space at our center are directed to the committee. Given the historic nature of the building, there are always questions from cosmetic to structural when it comes to performing maintenance and upgrading infrastructure.

If you have experience dealing with heating, electrical, plumbing, masonry, facility management or other fields that may help preserve our building, consider sharing your skills. If you have experience in accounting and nonprofit budgeting, we would also be grateful for additional insight.  


  • Internal Affairs Committee

    Purpose: Maintain fiscal and physical viability of the building and seek sponsorship opportunities
    Co-Chairs: Hans-Martin Karrer and Thomas Mozny 
    Contact: E-mail the Building Committee


Do you have a trade or skills that you can share to help improve the physical building?  The following are always welcome!

  • Painters
  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Preservationists
  • Facility Managers


  • Education, Museum & Archives

    Purpose: Liaison with German language school
    Chair: Robert  Woyach
    Contact: E-mail the Education Committee
  • External Affairs

    Purpose: Communications, advertising & marketing
    Chair: Barbara Ely 
    Contact: E-mail the External Affairs Committee
  • Governance

    Purpose: Membership, recruitment & records
    Chair: Joseph Schreiner
    Contact: E-mail the Governance Committee
  • Programming

    Purpose: Plan social events, arts programs & fundraisers
    Chair: Monica Schulter 
    Contact: E-mail the Programming Committee

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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