Philanthropy

I live by a strong set of values founded on my desire to make a profound difference for people and the planet. Through leadership, collaborative teamwork, mentorship, and philanthropic contribution, I seek to make a lasting impact on a variety of individuals, communities, and organizations. Because of this, I continually involve myself in projects and initiatives to support and inspire others.

I currently provide consulting and group facilitation to Birth2Work, a non-profit organization focused on early childhood development, education, and community building. By bringing together various stakeholder leaders (i.e., business, government, education, etc.), we are able to help them collaboratively define and align their core values and create strategies for moving their communities successfully into a sustainable future.

Over a five year period, I was a member of the Junior Board of Directors of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, serving as treasurer on the Executive Committee, and significant contributor to the Fundraising and Special Events Committee. For six years, I was a member of the Institutional Review Board for Howard Brown Health Center, whose purpose is to safeguard the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in scientific research.

I am a champion of human rights and diversity, and provide mentorship and contribution through a variety of avenues. I also served as chairman of a corporate diversity council of RR Donnelley for three years, leading a team of employee volunteers to create diversity awareness workshops and events, as well as projects that involved employees in the community.


 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

— Margaret Mead