Mission Statement:

Our mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by matching them with college student volunteers in a mutually enriching friendship .

Upcoming Events


It's a Ball! It's a Pin! No wait, it's a Strike!

Sunday, 1/25/15
Lisle Lanes, 4920 Lincoln Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532, United States

Buddy Ball

Saturday, 2/21/15
Krasa ABC

Want to show off your dance moves? Come to Buddy Ball and show them off to your fellow classmates and buddies.

It's a Slam Dunk to End the Word

Saturday, 3/28/15
Rice Center Gym

Come watch and support fellow athletes and the buddy pairs in a basketball game. This event is to help raise awareness to end the use of the "R" word and to create a more positive environment for those with IDD.

Friendship Walk

Saturday, 4/11/15
All Day
Brookfield Zoo, 8400 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, United States

This walk is for all chapters of Best Buddies in Illinois to come together in support of the international organization. This walk helps spread awareness of Best Buddies and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Executive Board:


President: Lauryn Ligocki

Vice President/ Activities Coordinator: Elena Cerino

Membership Coordinator: Stacey Cahoon

Treasurer: Kam Haifleigh

Public Relations Coordinator: Katie Allen

Advisor: Father David Turner

Best Buddies

General Body Meetings for Spring 2015


Day of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Birck 218

How Often?: Weekly

For more information contact the Coordinator of Student Involvement

Daniel Turano

Student Life

" Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other" —John F. Kennedy


  • Student Life

  • Marco Masini, Associate Vice President
    Phone: (630) 829-6124
    Fax: (630) 829-6348
    E-mail: mmasini@ben.edu

  • Luba Baranivsky, Assistant to the VP
    E-mail: lbaranivsky@ben.edu

  • Lownik Hall, Room 152
    5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m