Nationally recognized as one of the most prestigious private city clubs in the country, The Standard Club has been an integral part of Chicago's business elite and fashionable society since its founding in 1869. The Club is revered as one of Chicago's civic treasures, an organization whose incomparable prestige and principles have attracted the city's business, cultural and charitable leaders for generations - a legacy that lives on today.

As prominent business people, professionals and community leaders, the Club's members share a common bond of charitable, social and civic responsibility.

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Diverse social, business, family and athletic activities afford members the opportunity to build a lifetime of professional and social relationships in an atmosphere of comradeship. In essence, The Standard Club fosters a rich, personal kind of satisfaction rarely found.


Membership is open to candidates 21 years of age and older. Classes of Membership are designed to accommodate Associate, Premium and Non-Resident Membership. It has always been, and is presently, the policy of The Standard Club in selection of its membership not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin. Candidates for membership must be sponsored by three existing Club Members.

If you are considering sponsoring a prospective candidate for membership please contact Elizabeth Ziola Director oMembership and Club Events at  (312) 427-9100 ext. 5129 or via email

320 South Plymouth Court - Chicago, Illinois 60604 - Phone 312.427.9100 - Fax 312.427.9483
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