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2016 annual report

In these challenging economic times, hardworking families and individuals need financial resources to meet basic needs, invest in higher education, and save for the future.

Each year, Ladder Up leverages more than $2 million in donated services, space, and goods to deliver critical financial services to clients free of charge.

Since 1994, with the support of its dedicated volunteers, partners, and donors, Ladder Up has served over 280,000 clients, helping them access more than $506 million in economic benefits.

Overall Results

During fiscal year 2015-16, Ladder Up’s volunteers and staff members served more than 20,000 clients and generated an economic impact of $30.2 million for clients in low-income communities by:

Helping 1,043 students complete a critical financial aid application to access an estimated $13.2 million in financial aid awards for higher education;

Informing more than 6,600 students and parents about financial aid and college financing;

Educating over 3,100 individuals through financial literacy workshops;

Providing one-on-one financial coaching to 219 individuals to help them improve their economic situations;

Preparing 10,378 tax returns to secure more than $16.9 million in refunds for hardworking families and individuals; and

Engaging over 1,100 of the best and brightest volunteers from across the Chicago area.

Letter from the Founder

Dear Friends,

Whether we’re helping a client prepare their tax return, apply for financial aid, or reach their personal financial goals, what we hear so often is, “I couldn’t have done this without you.” Similarly, we at Ladder Up know how critical the support of our dedicated volunteers, partners, and donors is to achieving our mission. Since 1994, we have returned more than $506 million to clients in Chicago communities and we couldn’t have done it without you.

This past year, more than 98% of clients served by Ladder Up were considered low-income. Now more than ever, we see the impact that poverty has on our communities and the importance of reversing these effects by helping our clients access tax refunds, financial aid awards for college, and financial knowledge and skills. By delivering tangible benefits, we demonstrate our commitment to helping clients improve their lives and futures.

We truly value your steadfast support and we promise to continue leveraging our resources to generate as much impact as we can. For every $1 invested in the organization, Ladder Up returns $27 in benefits to clients. With more financial resources, the organization can increase the economic impact it creates for low-income clients. As many of our donors reduce their giving footprints, we ask you to consider increasing your financial support so that we can continue to provide resources to the hardworking clients that rely on us year after year.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

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Bob Burke

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Life-Improving Financial Tools (LIFT)

Through LIFT, Ladder Up works to help alleviate urban poverty by improving access to higher education and increasing financial knowledge. LIFT comprises the Higher Education Access Initiative and Financial Literacy Program. Through these sub-programs, Ladder Up equips clients with the tools they need to help break the cycle of poverty.

Higher Education Access Initiative

A 2013 article in the Journal of Student Financial Aid entitled “Increasing FAFSA Completion Rates: Research, Policies and Practices” summarizes multiple studies that demonstrate students’ need for guidance through the financial aid process. The article states that aggregated research indicates that the majority of students who do not complete the FAFSA fail to submit the form due to “lack of information, complexity of the form, and a non-categorical ‘other.’”

Through the Higher Education Access Initiative, Ladder Up helps low-income, minority, and first-generation students secure the financial resources they need to overcome the cost barriers to postsecondary education.

By increasing awareness of available aid and helping students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Ladder Up helps students turn the dream of college into a reality.

This past year, 86% of students served said that without Ladder Up’s help, completing the FAFSA would have been more challenging or even impossible.

“The employees of Ladder Up are my first phone call when I have a question with financial aid…[Ladder Up has] been integral to the post-secondary success of my students. Knowing they are knowledgeable, available, and capable frees up a little of my time for a multitude of other counseling duties.” – Paige Stenzel, counselor, Mather High School

Client Demographics

• 78% of clients served through FAFSA assistance were considered low-income according to the standards set by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

• A majority of those served through direct FAFSA completion assistance were Latino or African American, representing 49% and 37% of those served, respectively

• More than 68% of students assisted through FAFSA completion were considered “first-generation” college students, as neither parent holds a college degree

Higher Education Access Initiative Results

In FY 2015-16, Ladder Up:

Helped 1,043 students complete the FAFSA to secure an estimated
$13.2 million in financial aid awards

Informed over 2,000 students and parents
through 190 “FAFSA 101” workshops

Presented 128 “College Knowledge” workshops to educate more than
1,800 students about college finances and creating personal statements

Partnered with 110 schools and community organizations
to offer services to low-income, first generation, and minority students

Financial Literacy Program

Through the Financial Literacy Program, Ladder Up helps adults and students cultivate positive financial behaviors and work towards economic self-sufficiency by providing one-on-one financial coaching and presenting workshops on financial topics.

Financial Literacy Program Results

In FY 2015-16, Ladder Up:

Provided one-on-one financial coaching to 219 clients,
helping them access and analyze credit reports, establish household budgets, and manage debts

Presented 354 workshops to educate over 3,181 high school students
and adults on financial topics

Partnered with 66 organizations to provide services

Of those clients who met with a Ladder Up staff member two or more times,
90% reached one or more of their financial goals.

Clients who aimed to increase their credit score did so by an average of 65 points through Equifax.

Jim is a 55-year-old single father receiving public assistance while he works through the court system to be reinstated at his job. Jim learned about Ladder Up at a financial aid presentation for students and parents at his son’s high school. After he learned about the FAFSA and student loans, he discovered that Ladder Up could also help clean up years of fraudulent activity on his credit report, the repercussions of which were making it difficult for him to obtain loans for his son’s college.

“[My credit score] was definitely in the tank… no creditors would even look at me. I couldn’t get an apartment or a loan… There is no quick way of making something right if your credit has been damaged by fraud, but you got me someplace where I feel truly blessed… Having someone stand beside you, that meant volumes… I couldn’t have done it by myself.”

Ladder Up helped Jim write letters to dispute incorrect information on his credit report and apply for and manage his monthly use of a secured credit card. After a year of work, his Equifax score has gone up 151 points. His son was recently accepted to a junior college, where he will begin classes in the fall of 2016.

“I would stand up and tell anybody … the professionalism that I’ve experienced surpassed anything I ever expected. You show kindness and compassion. You should flood the public high schools with information – you all would be a tremendous asset to all parents. Because of you, my son can go to college.”

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Tax Assistance Program (TAP)

Through the Tax Assistance Program (TAP), Ladder Up mobilizes over 1,100 volunteers, many recruited from the Chicago area’s top companies and universities, to help clients file their tax returns to secure valuable tax refunds free of charge. To TAP clients, a refund often means food on the table, a roof overhead, or savings for an emergency fund.

In 2016, 51% of TAP clients said they would use a portion of their refunds to pay bills and 31% of clients said their refunds would help pay for food. Since 1994, Ladder Up has provided free tax help to more than 146,000 clients, returning $223 million in tax refunds to hardworking families and individuals across the Chicago area.

“My favorite thing about volunteering with Ladder Up is that we’re providing such a tangible benefit to families. We are saving them money (what they would have paid a tax preparer), and we are helping them maximize their tax refunds. It’s also great working with the same clients (and volunteers) year after year!” – Jennie, volunteer

“Going through the final return with a client and seeing their faces light up when I tell them what their final refund is – everyone is always so grateful and appreciative and that moment makes my day each and every time.” – Roxanne, volunteer

Tax Assistance Program Results

In FY 2015-16, Ladder Up:

Operated 19 TAP service locations across the Chicago area

Prepared 10,378 tax returns

Helped clients secure $16.9 million in tax refunds

Worked with 61 taxpayers to help them apply for Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs)

Lisa is a 30-year-old single mother of three who works in customer service. Ladder Up has been preparing Lisa’s taxes for two years and she says she will return again because the sites are organized, she feels comfortable with the volunteers who prepare and check her taxes, and it saves her the fee she used to pay to have her taxes prepared by a commercial tax preparer. This year, Ladder Up secured a refund of over $10,000 for her. She saved some of the refund and spent the rest on bills and necessities for her children.

Client Demographics

Average taxpayer annual income: $15,900
Average taxpayer age: 54

Race/Ethnicity

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Income

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Number of Dependents

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Ladder Up History

In the fall of 1994, Bob Burke, then a first-year associate at Arthur Andersen, set out with a plan to help hardworking Chicago families file their tax returns for free with the help of skilled volunteers. With a modest corps of 90 volunteers, the Tax Assistance Program prepared returns for 120 families on Chicago‘s West Side, helping them secure $150,000 in tax refunds in its inaugural year.

Since that time, the organization has expanded its scope and reach and now serves more than 20,000 clients annually through free tax preparation, college financial aid, and financial education services. In 2008, recognizing the growth in its program offerings, the organization adopted the name Ladder Up to better capture its mission to help hardworking people access the financial resources they need to move up the economic ladder.

Cumulative Economic Impact

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Financials

Like our clients, we know that every dollar counts – that’s why we leverage donations of time, talent, and treasure to maximize returns for our stakeholders. Ladder Up’s 1,100 volunteers constitute one of the largest volunteer workforces in the Midwest and partnering companies represent various sectors, including accounting, audit, banking, consulting, and law. By utilizing the donated service of its volunteers, along with donated office space, legal counsel, and service locations, Ladder Up is able to return an estimated $27 in benefits to clients for every $1 invested in the organization.

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Revenue Sources

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Donors

Ladder Up’s programs only work when they are fully funded. On behalf of the thousands of clients that benefit from Ladder Up’s services, the organization thanks its FY15-16 donors:

  • Founder’s Circle ($250,000+)

  • City of Chicago
  • Chairman’s Circle ($50,000 – $249,999)

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Anonymous
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Director’s Circle ($20,000 – $49,999)

  • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Cook County
  • Platinum Circle ($10,000 – $19,999)

  • Alfred Bersted Foundation
  • Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • The PrivateBank and Trust Co.
  • Bank of America
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Exelon
  • Maryellen and Thomas Scott
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Tribune Media Company Charitable Foundation
  • US Bank
  • Gold Circle ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • Anonymous
  • Alverin M. Cornell Foundation
  • William and Barbara Welke Charitable Fund
  • HS2 Solutions
  • Beth and Dan Mueller
  • A.G. Cox Charity Trust
  • Emme Family Foundation
  • Wendy and Christopher Hambleton
  • The Siragusa Foundation
  • Silver Circle ($1,000 – $4,999)

  • Anonymous
  • Laura Bader
  • Ernst & Young
  • Brian Lucas
  • Kathleen and John Gremer
  • Comer Science and Education Foundation
  • Guaranty Bank
  • New Frontiers Foundation
  • Balaji Rajan
  • Carrie Falkenhayn
  • First Bank of Highland Park
  • Andrew S. & Jennifer Friedman
  • Fdn Jackson Lewis, PC
  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Robert Stegmann
  • Tully Family Foundation
  • Kevin Brower
  • Patrick Shanahan
  • Matthew and Lindsay McGrath
  • Alan Nesburg UL LLC
  • Judy Andringa
  • Deidra Bourne
  • Kenneth Esch
  • Brian Caldwell
  • David Barclay
  • David Burnett
  • Natalie Nathanson
  • United Airlines
  • Charly and Tina Cheng
  • The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • Dyer Family Foundation
  • Stauber Family Foundation
  • Steven Henley
  • Tim and Maureen Hunter Chritable Foundation
  • Barbara and Michael Klein
  • Sophie Mackey
  • James Madary
  • Madigan Family Foundation
  • The Mann Family Fund
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • James McLaughlin
  • Tim Meinhart
  • Ann Murphy
  • Greg Teegen
  • $500 – $999

  • Kirsten Anderson
  • Timothy Koch
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Julie Brandt
  • Rachel Cantor
  • Max Ferencz
  • Ryan Gibbons
  • Jeffrey Holdvogt
  • Nancy Kowalczyk
  • Sarah Mason
  • Ryan Musgrave
  • Ndidi O. Nwuneli
  • Maureen O’Brien
  • John Olivieri
  • Shimrit Scher
  • Skender Foundation
  • $250 – $499

  • Kevin Powers
  • Laura Skarnulis
  • Anthony Chan
  • Anne Giffels
  • Van Holkeboer
  • Andrew VanSingel
  • Bradley Adler
  • Roxanne Chow
  • Martha Geppert
  • Peggy Papaioannou
  • Suzannah Park
  • Beth Wolszon
  • Lara Suvada
  • Joseph Adams
  • Diane Bortoli
  • James Botana
  • Paul Compernolle
  • Ann Gibbons
  • Peter Hillsman
  • Vicki Hood
  • Michael Huesing
  • Sarah E. Jones Simmer
  • Kristin Lam
  • Janice Lucchesi
  • Michele G. Magner
  • Stuart Miller
  • Mary T. Murphy
  • Dennis Myers
  • Donald Olivieri
  • Cynthia Pierce
  • Robert Pillon
  • Kenn Plebanek
  • Chicago Public Library Foundation
  • Jeff Rosencrantz
  • Peter Rossmann
  • Robert Rotchadl
  • Michael Stent
  • Robin Struve
  • $100 – $249

  • Erica Jaffe
  • Monique Brinkman-Smith
  • Robert Cunningham
  • Clifford Eng
  • Donald Hilliker
  • Bruce Ingram
  • Edward Kelly
  • Marian Klaus
  • Linda Klute
  • Mary Lee Corrigan
  • Pat McGrath
  • John McGreevy
  • Anupama Mohanachandran
  • John Moynihan
  • Phillip Pace
  • James Rasmussen
  • David Sauerman
  • Jane and Matthew Schlosser
  • Adam Shaffer
  • Christine M Smith
  • Tiy Smith
  • Brian Whittman
  • Elizabeth Wolszon
  • Ambreeka Jain
  • Fermi Lab Employees
  • Irina Goldberg
  • Alison Skaife
  • Monica P. Campbell
  • Bruce Klink
  • Adam Burns
  • Olga and Dan DeSio
  • Feiman Ding
  • Elena Endrukaite
  • Emily Hoyt
  • Beata Kirr
  • Kim Kyrouac
  • Karen P. Louie
  • Alexandra Mihalas
  • Diane Morgenthaler
  • Nicole Renchen
  • Nathalie Rosado
  • Sandy Rouhselang
  • Christine Torres
  • Edward Weaver
  • Kevin Wydra
  • Amy Mahan
  • Claire Stevens
  • Karen Gray-Keeler
  • Tara Abbott
  • Faiza Bakhrani
  • William Beckman
  • John Bercham
  • Marc Berman
  • Susan Berman
  • Allison Boersma
  • Dorothy Bossung
  • Roger Daou
  • Brendan Desrochers
  • Patricia Dredze
  • Marjorie Elliott
  • Maarin Erbacher
  • Glenn Ferencz
  • Tom Frey
  • Kim Fugiel
  • David Gervase
  • Brian Gnolfo
  • Louis Hellerman
  • Dave Hilko
  • JoAnn Jackson
  • Steve Kelliher
  • Michael King
  • Pamela King
  • Meghann Kruse
  • JoAnn Lilek
  • Lisa Marlow
  • Kate Mascarenhas
  • Kenneth McGrath
  • Mary Murphy
  • Nabi Cleaners
  • Nidia Navar
  • Michael Pabian
  • Mary Pat Kohberger
  • Regina Rathnau
  • Ruth E. Runeborg
  • Randall Scheuneman
  • Scott Schuster
  • JoAnna Simek
  • Catherine Smith
  • Christopher Smithka
  • Olga Tsipursky
  • James Tudor
  • Cindy Vanina
  • Chan-Yu Wang
  • Gregory Williams, Jr.
  • Nicole Woods
  • Up to $100

  • Anonymous – Abbott Labs
  • Richard Tittle
  • Wanda Evison
  • Laura Stake
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Alan Przybyla
  • Simrita Rakaila
  • ITW Foundation
  • Anil Reddy Annapureddy
  • Elizabeth Ann Flanagan
  • Mary Ann Travers
  • Jessica Bernhardt
  • Christopher Carbone
  • Giri Cherukuri
  • Anne Cooper
  • David Elsner
  • Ness Fajardo
  • Dallas Frey
  • Julia Green
  • Christopher Hames
  • Cliff Helfer
  • Eileen Iles
  • Elizabeth Ingram
  • Shira Jacobson
  • Jean Janes
  • David Kang
  • Emily Kornecki
  • Marcus Lee
  • John Mahal
  • Anne Marie Andersen
  • Brian McInerney
  • Andrea Mitchel
  • Maureen Reynolds
  • Maria Rocuant
  • Grant Sanders
  • Andrew Seibert
  • Theodore Simmons
  • Ruben Soler
  • Steven Stoker
  • Bill Stotzer
  • Deepak Tamasker
  • Julie Zweigoron
  • AmazonSmile Foundation
  • Patricia Hunter
  • Monica Campbell
  • Robert Jaeschke
  • Network For Good
  • Daniel Ampon
  • Victoria Benson
  • Kim Clark
  • Krisinda Doherty
  • Dianne Goren Radtke
  • Jaja Jackson
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Scott Swartz
  • Leticia Barcenas
  • Catherine Bogacz
  • Sharon Cramer
  • Nancy Guzik Frugoli
  • Toinette Hobbs
  • Tyson Hurst
  • Dorothy Kalinowski
  • Jocelyn Lemish
  • Kendra Nelson
  • Stacey Pagonis
  • Bonita Palmer
  • Sherry Podgorsky
  • Marlene Robin
  • Zakia Sultana
  • Theresa Whalen
  • Kaitlin Horsch
  • Rana Barakat
  • Bobbi Bierhals and David Barclay
  • Linda Harding-Dunn
  • Jared Jarvis
  • Mark Kaminski
  • Carrie Lawless
  • Janet McDonell
  • Ramona Mendes
  • Justin Neagle
  • Martha Rich
  • Suzanne Saxer
  • Andrea Kroll
  • Patrick Ryan
  • Anonymous-ITW
  • Kaitllin Marie Horsch
  • Luke Figus
  • Cynthia Grish
  • Emily Karpinec
  • Rita Lara
  • Omar Ramirez
  • Felicia Rembert
  • Matthew Stevenson
  • Susan Blackburn
  • Patricia Boer
  • Francine Davis
  • Joan Engstrom
  • Eileen Flynn
  • Carrie Gillfillan
  • Christopher Hamilton
  • Ashley Kaminski
  • Evan Knobloch
  • Janet Lee Berent
  • Jonathan Lockhart
  • Mabra McCumber
  • Joshua McLane
  • Daniel McQuade
  • Sara Nam
  • Ana Sempertegui
  • Erin Sharkey
  • Mikayla Stewart
  • Celeste Sullivan
  • Michael West
  • Diane Witt
  • Anonymous
  • Jeanne Marie Olivieri
  • Anonymous
  • Carita Gamble
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Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Ladder Up, enabling the organization to execute its programs to deliver financial resources and opportunities to clients. This past year, over 1,100 volunteers invested their time and knowledge to serve thousands of clients.
* All-Star Volunteer: 2 or more years of service

Corporate Sponsors

Companies that provide financial support and volunteers.

  • Bank of America

  • Matthew Anderson
  • Angelica Barrera
  • David Eagleton*
  • Martha Geppert*
  • Michael Haas*
  • Peter Hillsman*
  • Jill Huletz
  • Hannah Kessler
  • Steven Kessler*
  • Susie Kessler*
  • JoAnn Kress*
  • Monirah Masud*
  • Kaverimanian Ratnavelpandian
  • Carson Redish*
  • BDO USA

  • Hailey Adams
  • Marisa Melone
  • Bradley VanderVelde
  • Cabot Microelectronics

  • Debra Bogash*
  • Angela Boone*
  • Scott Gallier*
  • William Johnson*
  • Debbra Kokaly*
  • Christina Paleczny
  • Jennifer Schwer*
  • Fikreab Shomoro
  • Fred Sun
  • Trisha Tuntland*
  • Sabrina Vosnos*
  • Shirley Weems
  • Crowe Horwath

  • Sasidhar Aradyula
  • Joe Bauters*
  • Lydia Bilyeu
  • David Horvath*
  • Joshua Johnston*
  • Michael Kastenholz*
  • Vicki Lundgren*
  • Rachel Miwa
  • Graciela Tijerina
  • Chan-Yu Wang*
  • Mike Yerkes*
  • Deloitte LLP

  • Joseph Abu-Aita*
  • Veronica Acevedo*
  • Jonathon Allison
  • Diego Alvarez Molina
  • Kirsten Anderson*
  • Patrick Bauer*
  • Chris Brodecki*
  • Troy Carlson
  • Valerie Carrillo
  • Katherine Chan
  • Ning Chang
  • Nick Conti
  • Colleen Creighton
  • James Cummings*
  • Joann Davidson*
  • Dave Elsner*
  • Tuyajargal Enkhbayar*
  • Mary Eversden
  • Krista Frysinger*
  • Misato Fukui
  • Mike Gladkowski
  • Laura Gonzalez
  • Cameron Gunderson*
  • Michael Huesing*
  • Peter Joyce*
  • Dmitriy Kalin
  • Michael Kassing
  • Natalia Kedzior*
  • Marian Klaus*
  • Charles Knipper*
  • Mary Pat Kohberger*
  • Andrew Krissinger
  • Mariya Kuc
  • Tony Kunkel
  • Silun Li
  • Livia Matson*
  • Casey McCurdy*
  • Matthew McGrath*
  • Nicholas McNally*
  • Sara Meyer
  • Eric Miller
  • Antonio Miranda*
  • Max Molloy*
  • Chiarath Moutairou*
  • Beth Mueller*
  • Hiromi Nakazawa*
  • Erika Nava*
  • Bridget O’Brien*
  • Tomonori Okabe*
  • Casey Peacock*
  • Maryam Razafsha
  • Nisha Saboo*
  • Elizabeth Schreiber
  • Adam Shaffer*
  • Kaarthikeyan Shanmugham
  • Regina Shelton*
  • Jennifer Sheynin*
  • Kevin Shimkus*
  • Anne Sieh
  • Dawn Simon*
  • Jeffrey Steinberg*
  • Logan Sump
  • Jennifer Tai
  • Daniel Usalis*
  • Peter Wasik
  • Jessica Williams
  • Christina Yotz*
  • DeVry Education Group

  • Kira Dyachenko
  • Xuetong Qi
  • Shreya Rao*
  • Ernst & Young

  • Alexander Anderson
  • Jordan Armenta
  • Sophia Berg
  • Chris Brannan*
  • Kevin Brower*
  • Daniel Camp
  • Roxanne Chow*
  • Sara Ciccotelli
  • Stephanie Coan*
  • Nathaniel Coleman
  • Michael Daramola*
  • Alex Debbink*
  • Julie Dietzel
  • Lindsey Ellington
  • Michael Fehlman
  • Joseph Fodor*
  • Edson Foster*
  • Amber Gazica
  • Ron Heveran*
  • William Horton*
  • Grantland Hubbell*
  • Austin Kapustka*
  • Lisa Kelly*
  • Petro Kushniryk
  • Trang Le
  • Yong Lee
  • Bingyu Li
  • Paul Luczak
  • Alexander Mann
  • Hector Marquez*
  • George Martinez*
  • Stephanie McCunn
  • Austin Miller
  • Trang Ngo
  • Rhyan Ranger
  • Theresa Rattenbury*
  • Jonathan Richard
  • Bob Salter*
  • Patrick Schwappach*
  • Andrew Seyfer
  • Joonwoo Song*
  • Sijia Song
  • Henrik Turk*
  • Jelle van den Berg
  • Jessica Wagener
  • Di Wang*
  • Mavis Yeh*
  • Kate Yu
  • Xintong Zhang*
  • Exelon Corp.

  • Habib Adam*
  • Belisa Beharic*
  • Shanshan Chen
  • Jacklyn Cullinan*
  • Jason Decker
  • Adam DuBois
  • Denis Eischen*
  • Caitlyn Farrell*
  • Brendan Folliard*
  • Robert Kleczynski*
  • Joanna Klusek
  • David Leckie*
  • Brittni Melton
  • Spencer Ng
  • Michael Pabian*
  • Kimberly Patchett*
  • Stephen Roach*
  • Nikki Southwell*
  • Thomas Terry
  • Kaitlyn Washburn
  • Courtney Zink*
  • First Bank of Highland Park

  • Franki Tran*
  • Grant Thornton

  • Daniel Ampon*
  • Jason Anderson*
  • Shannon Armstrong*
  • Emily Biller*
  • Reuel Brumell
  • Lauren Colasanti
  • Christina John
  • Abhishek Malik
  • Gabriel Marsal
  • Bridget Roche*
  • Emma Sadikovich
  • Shazeen Sayani
  • Debbie Shi*
  • Edward Weaver*
  • Huron Consulting Group

  • Nabeel Ahmad*
  • Ann Becker
  • Bernadette Betita*
  • Anne Biebel*
  • Bennett Bjorlo*
  • Anna Bobrow*
  • Laura Bonner*
  • Elizabeth Brewster*
  • Tondra Burrage
  • Salvatore Calace
  • Allison Carney*
  • Terri Cram*
  • Erika DelBrocco*
  • Brooke Dorger*
  • Ryan Downs*
  • Dana Erf*
  • Allison Eschbach
  • Amanda Ferguson
  • Nick Fortman*
  • Rachael Gaenslen
  • Maralee Gray
  • Karlene Hanko
  • Shante Harrison*
  • Christina Hong*
  • Bryant Honsa*
  • Katie Isermann*
  • John Kaiser*
  • Brian Korblick*
  • Allie Kuhl*
  • Aaron Kyme
  • Charmine Mascarenhas*
  • Claudia Medrano
  • Andrew Mlsna*
  • Rachel Morgan
  • Robert Morgan*
  • Sarah Mosley
  • Vanessa Obrochta
  • Samantha Orland
  • Nadiia Piekh
  • Charles Pope*
  • Michael Ruggles
  • Margaret Runyan*
  • Meghan Schmitt
  • Sachin Sharma*
  • Kevin Sippl*
  • Vince Skokandic*
  • Sarah Spitery
  • Matthew Staman*
  • Marta Stetsiuk
  • Blazej Szymoniak*
  • Hyun Tsang
  • Heena Waichulis
  • Julia Weiss
  • Eric Zukowski*
  • Jackson Lewis

  • Julia Argentieri
  • Sarah Gasperini
  • Natalie Nathanson*
  • Elan Shpigel
  • Melanie Stewart
  • JPMorgan Chase

  • Karen Carter*
  • Gwendolyn Collier*
  • Elizabeth Crowell*
  • Monica Goyer*
  • Erika Murphy
  • Bonita Palmer*
  • Zachary Quan*
  • Gregory Teegen*
  • Kirkland & Ellis

  • Laura Bader*
  • Michael Carew
  • Nicholas Carson*
  • Shirley Chen
  • Michael Chu*
  • Grace D’Arcy
  • Peter Davis*
  • Jeffrey Fine*
  • Jeffrey Funston*
  • Robert Goedert*
  • Russell Gray
  • Melanie Harmon*
  • Andrew Idrizovic
  • Miles Johnson
  • Michael Keeley*
  • Kathryn Knue*
  • Christine Lehman*
  • Brett Nelson
  • Matthew Schlosser*
  • Daniel Sito
  • Alison Skaife*
  • Laura Stake*
  • Sam Stucker
  • Keith Villmow*
  • William Welke*
  • Wayne Williams*
  • KPMG

  • Oscar Avila*
  • Bojan Balaban*
  • Lucy Brandon*
  • Yichen Cui*
  • Christopher Dardi*
  • Kimberly Dardi
  • Maarin Erbacher*
  • Steven Fekety*
  • Daniel Fields
  • Irina Goldberg*
  • Brandon Goldblatt
  • John Gremer*
  • Jason Healy
  • Jamila Hemmerich
  • Aaron Karlinsky
  • Kevin Ko
  • Alecia Kohorst*
  • Phil Leung*
  • Matthew Leytman
  • Amy Mahan*
  • Nicolette Mannella
  • Robert Nelson
  • James Patdu
  • Stephanie Perry*
  • Anna Powers*
  • Patrick Quirke
  • Barbara Ruane*
  • Crystal Taylor*
  • Shane Vandenberg*
  • Khadijeh Vidhani
  • Sam Woo*
  • Annie Xiang
  • Nancy Yu*
  • McDermott Will & Emery

  • Jeffrey Arnold
  • Bobbi Bierhals*
  • Ann Marie Brodarick
  • Elizabeth Chao
  • Paul Compernolle*
  • Jeffrey Holdvogt*
  • Brian Jones
  • Gary Karch*
  • Agnieszka Kawecki
  • Ann Kladis
  • Jennifer Kuzminski
  • Elise McGee*
  • Diane Morgenthaler*
  • Alan Nesburg*
  • Maureen O’Brien*
  • Sarah Raaii
  • Deepak Tamasker*
  • PwC

  • Eric Anderson
  • Justin Barney
  • Deidra Bourne*
  • Julie Brandt*
  • Jeffrey Brubaker
  • Shu Chen*
  • Nicole Duson
  • Mary Hardy
  • Ashley Hausmann
  • Amelia John*
  • Kironyo Kiarie*
  • Kathryn Kinas
  • Juliana Lacouture
  • Jennifer Layer
  • Janet Lee*
  • Szuyin Leow
  • Andrew Madock*
  • Cale Mannesto*
  • John Millhouse
  • Lauren Napleton
  • Natalie Opeka*
  • Peter Ro
  • Emily Rosenbaum
  • Julie Shen
  • Lissa Stolte
  • Brian Stonecliffe
  • Courtney VanDeusen
  • Angela Wolf
  • Alina Wong*
  • Ryan Yip*
  • Reed Smith

  • Luke Harriman*
  • Natalia Lipscomb*
  • Melissa Mickey
  • Amanda Mueller*
  • Maureen Reynolds*
  • Jon Schroeder*
  • Marianne Urso*
  • The PrivateBank

  • Tim Aburano*
  • Debra Allen
  • Lisa Allen*
  • Brian Ambers*
  • Christine Andrews*
  • Josephine Arroyo
  • Dawn Bale*
  • Lisa Baran-Santos
  • Mary Jo Barth
  • Beth Benjamin
  • Ann Benson*
  • Ann Bolognani*
  • Paul Bregar*
  • Wendy Brehm*
  • Lorna Bush
  • Alex Calderon
  • David Casalina
  • Denise Christy
  • Elda Cinaj
  • Joseph Clements
  • Amanda Collins
  • Daria Counts
  • Judy Dillon*
  • Julia Dillon*
  • Torri Edwards*
  • Julie Ferrer*
  • David Findling
  • Angel Fox*
  • Daniel Gallagher
  • Natalie Garcia*
  • Elizabeth Gaytan
  • Fred Glatz*
  • Rudy Gonzalez
  • Thomas Greene
  • Jeffrey Guenther*
  • Annie Guice Welch
  • Doreen Hall*
  • William Hansen*
  • Sharon Harlin-Guenther*
  • Beverly Harvey
  • Veronica Hernandez
  • Brett Hrupek*
  • Stephanie Huynh*
  • Valerie Jados*
  • Debra Jaros*
  • Helen Johnson
  • Bruce Kamp*
  • DeWitt Kavanagh*
  • Cheryl Keiss*
  • Ashley Kelly
  • Roxanne Koudelka*
  • Anna Kowal*
  • Jason Kron
  • Deborah Larkner*
  • Anthony Last
  • Sara Marszalek*
  • Peter Martin*
  • Idella McCoy*
  • Colette McGill
  • Sharon Michnuk
  • Dan Miller
  • Erin Milligan*
  • Gail Moody*
  • Tina Morris*
  • Naomi Mounce
  • Bob Mulcahy*
  • Beth Murphy*
  • Gloria Negrete
  • Maxima Ojeda
  • Jeanette O’Loughlin
  • Carlos Orona
  • Rosemarie Piswoicz*
  • Tina Plechaty-Schmitt
  • Melanie Raddatz*
  • Kymm Recht
  • Ron Richter*
  • Tracy Rodriguez
  • Paul Rosenberg
  • Anissa Rusthoven
  • Chardell Salvant*
  • Pragya Sapkota
  • David Sauerman*
  • Sabrina Seminetta
  • Rupali Shah*
  • Olga Shteyn
  • Sharon Skertich*
  • Helen Smith*
  • Helen Socha
  • Milena Sopcic
  • Michele Stephenson*
  • Nancy Thomas
  • Collette Vojtech*
  • Tania Wasniewski
  • Apprentiss White*
  • Kelly White*
  • Alberta Wilson*
  • Nicole Wynn*
  • Eric Young
  • Patty Youpel*
  • UL LLC

  • Silvia Ankova*
  • Lenore Berman*
  • Kaisa Davis
  • Adam Krynski
  • Mark Leimbeck*
  • John Mahal*
  • Sarah Mason*
  • Alan McGrath*
  • Alanna Ollinger*
  • Shira Tarby*
  • United Airlines

  • Adam Burns*
  • Kevin Casey*
  • Theresa Conduah
  • John Davis
  • Steve Fus*
  • Sayaka Harris
  • Erich Kirr
  • David Olaussen*
  • Candice Quinn
  • Margaret Reins*
  • Cheryl Spataro
  • Barbara Thomas
  • Li Yang
  • Walgreens

  • Sheila Bell*
  • Michael Bontrager*
  • Nicholas Chaisuksant*
  • Kim Clark*
  • Mirabel Delos Santos*
  • Feiman Ding*
  • Karen Florio
  • Alexis Gardella
  • Adna Gibson
  • Terrence Green*
  • Jared Helfman
  • Yevheniya Ivanchenko
  • Matthew Jos
  • Sebastian Koster van Groos*
  • Nicole Miller*
  • Kostadin Novakov
  • Stan Tylka*
  • Fang Wang*

Volunteer Partners

Companies and organizations that provide volunteers.

  • ALPFA

  • Diana Ayala
  • Nancy Bruggeman*
  • Diana Chiqui
  • David Cruz Arellano
  • Maria DeCasas
  • Karina DiDiana*
  • Leticia Esparza*
  • Daisy Espinoza
  • Dulce Hernandez
  • Andrea Jimenez*
  • Rogelio Loya*
  • Jie Tao Luo
  • Carolina Maciel
  • Juanita Margarito
  • Jasmine Martinez
  • Henry Montoya*
  • Jonathan Morales
  • Karolina Munoz
  • Yesenia Padilla
  • Cristian Perez*
  • Laura Rojas*
  • Angelica Sanabria Valdes*
  • Edgar Sandoval
  • Angie Unzueta
  • Daniela Villa*
  • Marilyn Virto*
  • Alvarez & Marsal

  • Michelle Borman*
  • Tom DuBois*
  • Nicholas Full
  • Eleanor Gravenhorst
  • Aldo Leal*
  • Bill Stotzer*
  • Andersen Tax

  • Dennis Minich*
  • Aon Corporation

  • Lorena Del Real
  • Lauren Dippel*
  • Marianne Sauk*
  • Wilbert Solis*
  • Bain & Co.

  • Katherine Ardiff*
  • Rachel Barch*
  • Kaitlyn Brown
  • Madelynn Conlin
  • Andrew Criste
  • Ainsley Faux*
  • Robert Franklin
  • Tanya Klinkhachorn
  • Jonathan Kuether
  • Nolan McClain
  • Daniel Newmark
  • Deborah Ohiani-Jegede*
  • Megan Petitti
  • David Pineros
  • Mary Reinemann*
  • Samuel Rosen*
  • BKD

  • Karen Fleming
  • Daniel Glowen
  • Thomas Murtagh*
  • Adrienne Poole
  • Brian Strumpf
  • Angela Sullivan
  • Capital One

  • Nancy Carreon*
  • Abigail Gravenhorst
  • Suchitra Havaldar
  • Bruce Klink*
  • Tamara Knodell
  • Amjad Naser
  • Danielle Randall
  • Elango Sampandam
  • Mary Sandoval
  • Maria Santillan
  • Chapman & Cutler

  • John Ekblad*
  • Todd Freier*
  • Chicago Finance Exchange

  • Judy Andringa*
  • Deborah Armstrong*
  • Mary Lee Corrigan*
  • Diana Doyle
  • JoAnn Jackson*
  • Linda Klute*
  • Lisa Leonard*
  • Janice Lucchesi*
  • Molly O’Farrell*
  • Lynne Pantalena
  • Laura Pearl*
  • Sandy Rouhselang*
  • Regina Ward*
  • CNA Insurance

  • Maria Brubaker
  • Mary Cole
  • Jason Diamond*
  • Neal Drasga
  • Anna Duckmann*
  • Megan Fearday
  • Norma Gamboa
  • Shira Jacobson*
  • Eric Krause
  • Yu Jen Liu
  • Tania Molina
  • Kenn Plebanek*
  • Mina Saleh Ziabari
  • Stephen Shlakman*
  • Leslie Simmons
  • James Tudor*
  • Colette Turner
  • Katherine Vacura
  • Jennifer Yeh*
  • Sharnel Young
  • DePaul University

  • Babatunde Adediran
  • Eric Alvarez
  • Yuhao Chen
  • Juanjuan Deng
  • Evelyn Espinosa
  • Qiqi Gao
  • Hailongzheng Hu
  • Yifan Jiang
  • Jiahui Jin
  • Sofea Lee
  • Xiaoting Li
  • Xuemin Li
  • Luyao Liu
  • Xinyang Liu
  • Natalie Monteil
  • Patthamika Pao-in
  • Huan Song
  • Lili Su
  • Taylor Symanietz
  • Wenwen Tang
  • Xueji Wan
  • Jinghan Wu
  • Yu Wu
  • Qiushi Xiao
  • Hao Zhang
  • Yichen Zhang
  • Han Zhao
  • Dominican University

  • Randy Dilay*
  • Paolina Dimitrova
  • Kamil Dziedzic*
  • Burcu Eken-Guiney
  • Emma Johanon
  • Kaitlyn Konowitz
  • Dian Liu*
  • Preya Patel
  • Julian Ross*
  • Yuridia Salgado*
  • Andrew Sobarnia
  • Harper College

  • Kimberly Butler
  • Natalia Celac
  • Desislava Ganeva
  • Hava Gjinika
  • Sara Guzman*
  • Cynthia Hoffman
  • Kyung Huh
  • Olena Kochylo
  • Joan Owens
  • Jigar Patel*
  • Kristel Ramos*
  • Kiley Riddle
  • Christopher Silchuck
  • Oliwia Tomera
  • Tamchybai Turusbekov
  • Anna Yakuts
  • Ryann Yellin*
  • Marsh & McLennan

  • James Cunningham
  • Nina Cunningham
  • Marla Ford*
  • Joseph Kesner
  • Yasuko Kudo*
  • Kristi Lam*
  • John Schuhriemen
  • Kathy Wall*
  • Morningstar

  • Bill Baranyk
  • Timothy Cha
  • Stacy Minjares
  • Natalie Snider
  • Svetoslav Tagarov
  • Emory Zink
  • National Futures Association

  • Patricia Borowiec
  • Malgorzata Bunda
  • Yvette Christman
  • Eric Dale*
  • Gwenae Jackson*
  • Jennifer Levin
  • Anthony Lighthall*
  • Lewis Little*
  • Karen Massey
  • Karen Wuertz*
  • Navigant Consulting

  • MacKenzie Brosnahan
  • Siobhan Clancy
  • Alexander Fullam
  • Daniel Hopp
  • Efrain Jimenez
  • Patrick McGrath*
  • Ahmed Naguib*
  • Dustin Long Ting Tsap
  • Northeastern Illinois University

  • Elizabeth Bahena
  • Tehmeen Contractor
  • Irais Cortes*
  • Csaba Csoka*
  • Haoran Deng
  • Jon Fallon
  • Bolor Ganbold
  • Alysa Getzelman*
  • Shahina Kanwal
  • Maria Lazaro
  • Cuong Le*
  • Weihong Li
  • Jiarong Lin*
  • Sergio Lopez
  • Daniyah Mapara
  • David Mendiola
  • Narendra Nagarkoti
  • Gloriabelle Nguyen*
  • Su Oh*
  • Yesenia Pacheo
  • Floritza Parra
  • Chirag Patel
  • Jesus Reyes
  • Jiraporn Rojgate
  • Krasimira Schrib
  • Scott Smith
  • Anca Stan*
  • Daniela Stan
  • Henry Tran*
  • Saddaf Waseem
  • Jiaming Wu*
  • Xiaoxuan Wu*
  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

  • Shawn Cabinian
  • Brittany Chambers
  • Deanna Clugston
  • Omar Delgadillo
  • Kimberly Devine
  • Vince Dutkowski
  • Cindy Gerges
  • Phillip Goodman*
  • Yuqiao Huang
  • Tyler Johnson
  • Stephen Laudone
  • Paul Lee
  • Sara LeProwse
  • Yakun Liu
  • Connor Menneto
  • Andrei Pinchuk
  • Eugenia Schontag
  • Rita Shibata
  • Meruyert Taizhanova
  • Jingwen Xie
  • Shuang Xu
  • Wei Xu*
  • Yao Yao
  • Oakton Community College

  • Maria Kupranova
  • Esther Radivojevich*
  • Saint Xavier University

  • Ricardo Cebrero
  • Liang Chen*
  • Jaepil Choi
  • Kevin Christensen
  • Weronika Ciezczak
  • Erik Diaz-Carrasco
  • Emily Dillman
  • Robert Doherty
  • Austin Feeney
  • Jonathan Filipski
  • Fidencio Gonzalez*
  • William Hernandez
  • Morgan Ignacek
  • Jared Jones
  • Adrian Lara
  • Korey Little
  • Peter London*
  • Yahaira Lozano
  • Jonathan Luciano
  • John Marbach
  • Diana Marquez
  • Osvaldo Montoya
  • Matthew Mulqueen
  • Angelica Munoz*
  • Hatim Nassan
  • Brenda Oceguera
  • Derrick Pavoni
  • Cindy Peralta
  • Alyssa Platipodis
  • Valencia Pringle
  • Thomas Ramey
  • Justin Ratajczak
  • Ayme Salgado*
  • Lisa Sanchez
  • Bartlomiej Siuta
  • Bernard Sullivan
  • Kelly Teninty*
  • Lucia Torres
  • Claudia Vega
  • Nicole Werner
  • Jake Ziarko
  • Dave Zuniga
  • Sargent & Lundy

  • Pawan Agrawal
  • Christopher Baccam
  • Ricky Brown
  • Benjamin Collison*
  • Roman Doskochynskyy
  • James Fischer*
  • Raj Garg
  • Biljana Markovic
  • Bethany Mock
  • Bansi Pandit
  • Andy Rusnak*
  • Christian Sanchez*
  • Sabrina Wing
  • Nicole Woods*
  • Wilbur Wright College

  • Rudy Aguilar
  • Barbara Budyk
  • Claudia Bulcau
  • Rocco Calabrese
  • Gloria Calbert
  • David Canola
  • Hamza Fawzi
  • Karol Komorowicz
  • Ivanna Krutnyk*
  • Chao Lin
  • Katarzyna Maciejowska
  • Svitlana Markula
  • Kenya Miller
  • Anila Murataj
  • Alexandra Padilla
  • Arif Patel
  • Pedro Perez
  • Christopher Schultz
  • Zahia Timsiline
  • Shawanda Wright
  • ZS Associates

  • Akhilesh Barai
  • Eunbyol Cho
  • Andrew Czyszczon
  • Gokulnaveen Deivasigamani
  • James DePaul*
  • Rebecca Godbey
  • Taylor Hanken
  • Kaleb Hupp
  • Andrew Kach*
  • Scott Kniaz
  • Marianne Lalonde
  • Jon Newcomb
  • Matt Padberg*
  • Augustine Santillan
  • Estuardo Torres

Other Key Volunteers

  • Tara Abbott*
  • Robert Agler*
  • Edgar Allen
  • Yvonne Anderson
  • Nageswari Annamalai*
  • Juan Avila
  • Edward Babiuch*
  • Rasheedah Badru*
  • Maimona Bakharba*
  • Faizan Bakhrani*
  • Michael Baldi*
  • Elizabeth Barrett*
  • Stephanie Bass*
  • Alan Bayens
  • Matthew Beamer*
  • William Beckman*
  • Jessica Bernhardt
  • Todd Bernier*
  • Oanh Bienias
  • Lisa Bohl
  • Robin Branch-Gray*
  • Elizabeth Brashares
  • John Breuer*
  • Erikka Briten
  • Jane Cahill*
  • Carey Cao*
  • Ricardo Cardinez*
  • Maehalia Carter*
  • Anthony Chan*
  • Dilyanka Chardaklieva*
  • Junyi Chen
  • Zhiqi Chen
  • Edward Chung*
  • James Citti*
  • Jansuda Cody*
  • Anne Cooper*
  • Raluca Cornea
  • Karen Crowder
  • Laura Cushing
  • Zhehui Dai
  • Peter Dalmasy
  • Stephanie Daul*
  • Mallory Dehaven
  • John Dewart
  • Violeta Dimova
  • Colin Doyle
  • Patricia Dredze*
  • Yenong Du
  • Lois Durling*
  • Robert Eder
  • Marjorie Elliott*
  • Jeff Emme
  • Elena Endrukaite*
  • Lawrence Erickson*
  • Taylor Etzell
  • Wanda Evison*
  • Richard Faktorovich
  • Glenn Ferencz*
  • Angie Fraguas
  • Dallas Frey*
  • Tom Frey*
  • Ismael Garcia*
  • Viviana Garcia*
  • Benjamin Gerber
  • Kira Gerweck*
  • Ryan Gibbons*
  • Anne Giffels*
  • Matthew Gilbert*
  • Todd Gilchrist*
  • Michael Goellnitz
  • Rachel Goldrick
  • Tim Gordon*
  • Dianne Goren Radtke*
  • Artina Graves*
  • Bobbie Gray*
  • Chester Gray*
  • John Griffin*
  • Katherine Gudgel*
  • Yi Han
  • Tan Hao
  • Robert Hardy*
  • Mary Harmon*
  • Deborah Harris
  • Peter Harrison, Jr.*
  • Cliff Helfer*
  • Harvey Helfer*
  • Mary Hemsworth*
  • Greg Herrick*
  • Zeb Hill
  • Charles Horonzy*
  • Carrie Horton*
  • Elizabeth Houlihan*
  • Lenora Howard-Rogers*
  • Lijun Huang
  • Tim Hunter*
  • Michelle Iseman*
  • Erica Jaffe*
  • Julian Jalomo
  • Ruby Javier
  • Mingyue Jiang
  • Andrew Johnson*
  • Kathy Johnson*
  • Ina Kelley
  • Steve Kelliher*
  • Christopher Kendig
  • Zarik Khan*
  • Beata Kirr
  • Joleen Kleckauskas*
  • Minna Krejci*
  • Meghann Kruse*
  • Amber Krzystyniak*
  • Jason Kunze*
  • Jennifer Lambert
  • Ning Lee*
  • Taneshia Lee*
  • Julie Lettner*
  • Brian Levy
  • Douglas Lewis
  • Linjing (Grace) Li
  • Shuying Li
  • Yue Li
  • Xiaojing Li*
  • Jeremy Liao*
  • Udompong Limpan*
  • Jiayu Liu
  • Susana Loera*
  • Barbara Ludwig-Thomas*
  • Yuqi Luo
  • Alexandro Madrigal
  • Leticia Magallanes
  • Miriam Mahovsky*
  • Rita Makaris
  • Mary Malcolm*
  • Chris Manalangsang*
  • John Mann*
  • Ian Manners*
  • Mirjana Marceta*
  • Lisa Marlow*
  • Linda Marx
  • Lynda May*
  • Jim McGuire*
  • Linda McGuire*
  • James McLaughlin*
  • Lucia Medrano*
  • Susan Merrill
  • Ilse Messner*
  • Michael Mesterharm*
  • Sarah Mezey
  • Sheila Mickus*
  • Monserrat Miramontes
  • Tim Mo*
  • Mrunal Mody
  • Anupama Mohanachandran*
  • Lacheta Moore
  • Melanie Moore*
  • Gloria Mora
  • Ninnette Morales
  • Katarzyna Morawski
  • Jennie Motto Mesterharm
  • John Moynihan*
  • Holly Murphy
  • Ann Murphy*
  • Mary Murphy*
  • Christopher Myers
  • Nidia Navar*
  • Thao Nguyen Tran
  • Jason Nofzinger*
  • Ummul-Khair Norgah Okoe
  • Jack Nyweide*
  • Jeanne Marie Olivieri*
  • Hawau Olunlade
  • Claudia Ortiz
  • Yvonne Ortiz
  • Phil Pace*
  • Shirley Paredes
  • Arti Patel*
  • Helen Pearson
  • Michelle Pedretti*
  • Pascal Perrot
  • Mariah Pierce
  • Anthony Pisano*
  • Sherry Podgorsky*
  • Lavinia Pop
  • Paul Poplawsky*
  • Inga Prokhorova
  • Rachelle Rago*
  • Simrita Rakalla*
  • Carlos Ramirez Obando
  • Maykou Ramirez*
  • Cameron Randle
  • Roderick Read*
  • Eric Rehm*
  • Karin Reichensperger*
  • Nicole Renchen*
  • Juan Reyes*
  • Marlene Robin*
  • Tony Romero
  • Nathalie Rosado
  • Peter Rossmann*
  • Robert Rotchadl*
  • Alejandra Ruales Doyle
  • Ruth Runeborg*
  • Seth Ryan
  • Alfred Sacha
  • Lara Sanoica
  • Zainab Sarumi
  • Suzanne Saxer*
  • Patrick Scatamacchia
  • Scott Schaffer*
  • Tyler Schehl*
  • Shimrit Scher*
  • Yasmin Schnayer*
  • Todd Schrade*
  • Olivia Schreader*
  • Anthony Schroeder*
  • Dagmara Schusler*
  • Thomas Scott*
  • Rosey Shadd*
  • Cyril Shaughnessy, III
  • Naila Shawabkeh
  • Pedro Sigaran*
  • Hasnaa Siham
  • Theodore Simmons*
  • Lauren Sipple
  • Tim Slomka
  • Latisha Smith
  • Catherine Smith*
  • Christine Smith*
  • Tiy Smith*
  • Shuang Song
  • Yuying Song
  • Miguel Sosa
  • Almasa Sosic
  • Ananth Srivatsav Halvi
  • Paul Steger*
  • James Szymikowski*
  • Peter Tessin
  • Richard Tittle*
  • Sjar Toney*
  • Melissa Marie Tuason
  • Cindy Valencia*
  • Andrew VanSingel*
  • Jennifer Wagner
  • Kurt Wagner
  • Dayue Wang*
  • John Weber
  • Janice Webster
  • Jason Weist
  • Pamela Wilcox*
  • Mark Wolfgram*
  • Elizabeth Wolszon*
  • Karen Wu*
  • Xiaoyu Xu
  • John Yang
  • Wumei Yang
  • Jack Yates
  • Craig Youngberg*
  • Ping Yu
  • Fei Yu*
  • Vanessa Zamudio
  • Xinxin Zhang
  • Tianyu Zhao
  • Yijun Zhao*
  • Siyu Zheng
  • Yujie Zhou
  • Melva Zou
  • Andrew Zwick*
  • Viktor Zysman*
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Executive Board

  • Mr. Robert M. Burke – President
    Chairman & CEO, Sundberg America
  • Mr. Suresh Annappindi
    President & CEO, Scorelogix LLC
  • Ms. Christine Cheng
    Executive Director, Ladder Up
  • Mrs. Ndidi Nwuneli
    Founder & CEO, LEAP Africa

Advisory Board

  • Ms. Beth A. Mueller – Chair
    Partner, Deloitte LLP
  • Ms. Judith E. Andringa Former
    Vice President, Finance, UL LLC
  • Ms. Laura E. Bader
    Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Ms. Bobbi J. Bierhals
    Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Msgr. Michael M. Boland
    Administrator, President, and Chief Executive Officer,
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Mr. Kevin W. Brower
    Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Mr. Robert M. Burke
    Founder, Ladder Up
  • Mr. Kenneth D. Esch
    Tax Partner, PwC
  • Mr. John F. Gremer
    Partner, KPMG LLP
  • Mr. Brian E. Lucas
    Tax Managing Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Mr. John A. Mann
  • Mr. James McLaughlin, Jr.
    President, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea
  • Ms. Natalie M. Nathanson
    Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Mr. Kevin F. Powers
    Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Mr. Gregory Teegen
    Senior Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

Associates Board

  • Mr. Adam Burns – Chair
    Attorney, United Airlines, Inc.
  • Ms. Nicole Renchen – Vice-Chair
    Associate, Bryan Cave
  • Ms. Sarah Mason – Secretary
    Tax Manager, Research & Planning, UL LLC
  • Ms. Kirsten Anderson – Casino Night Chair
    Senior Manager, Deloitte LLP
  • Mr. Anthony Chan – Sponsorship Chair
    Sunshine Compliance Manager, Abbott Laboratories
  • Ms. Kim Chisholm
    Financial Advisory Services (FAS) Associate, AlixPartners
  • Ms. Roxanne Chow
    Manager – FAAS, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Ms. Feiman Ding
    Senior Financial Analyst, Merchandise Finance – Business Planning, Walgreens
  • Ms. Elena Endrukaite
    Associate, Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Ms. Irina Goldberg
    Senior Associate, Corporate Responsibility, Diversity, KPMG LLP
  • Ms. Emily Hoyt
    Associate, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC
  • Ms. Erica Jaffe
    Attorney, Jones Day
  • Ms. Ambreeka Jain
    Associate, Madison Capital Funding LLC
  • Mr. Bruce Klink
    Senior Manager, Capital One
  • Mr. Matt McGrath
    Tax Manager, Deloitte LLP
  • Ms. Anu Mohanachandran
    Business Analyst, A.T. Kearney
  • Mr. John Moynihan
    Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Ms. Simmi Rakalla
    Tax Accountant, The Boeing Company
  • Ms. Nathalie Rosado
    Associate Director, Women’s Business Development Center
  • Mr. Rob Rotchadl
    Senior Consultant, The Claro Group
  • Ms. Shimrit Scher
    Associate, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Mr. Matt Schlosser
    Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Mr. Adam Shaffer
    Advisory Senior Manager, Deloitte LLP
  • Ms. Alison Skaife
    Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Mr. Joon-Woo Song
    Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Mr. Ed Weaver
    International Tax Manager, Grant Thornton LLP
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Leadership Team

We are proud to work with the following individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to our mission by serving as volunteer partner liaisons, tax site leaders, and/or Board members.

  • Veronica Acevedo
  • Kirsten Anderson
  • Kirsten Anderson
  • Judith Andringa
  • Judy Andringa
  • Suresh Annappindi
  • Laura Bader
  • Magdalena Banat
  • Elizabeth Barrett
  • Patrick Bauer
  • Laura Bell Curtis
  • Bobbi Bierhals
  • Michael Boland
  • Diane Bortoli
  • Bill Boscow
  • Deidra Bourne
  • Chris Brodecki
  • Kevin Brower
  • Robert Burke
  • Adam Burns
  • Lisa Busto
  • Anthony Chan
  • Christine Cheng
  • Kim Chisholm
  • Roxanne Chow
  • Siobhan Clancy
  • Kim Clark
  • Jay Cohen
  • Paul Croitoru
  • Don Cyze
  • James DePaul
  • Feiman Ding
  • Elena Endrukaite
  • Tuyajargal Enkhbayar
  • Kenneth Esch
  • Ainsley Faux
  • Ismael Garcia
  • Ryan Gibbons
  • Irina Goldberg
  • Chester Gray
  • Alicia Greenlee
  • John Gremer
  • Sergio Guzman
  • Steve Harrington
  • Cliff Helfer
  • Sean Henaghan
  • Ricardo Hernandez
  • Jeffrey Holdvogt
  • Emily Hoyt
  • Erica Jaffe
  • Ambreeka Jain
  • Amelia John
  • John Kaiser
  • Steve Kelliher
  • Steven Kessler
  • Marian Klaus
  • Bruce Klink
  • Mary Kreuger
  • Amber Krzystyniak
  • Yasuko Kudo
  • Liz Lantz
  • Aldo Leal
  • Taneshia Lee
  • Anthony Lighthall
  • Brian Lucas
  • Amy Mahan
  • John Mann
  • Sarah Mason
  • Matt McGrath
  • Matthew McGrath
  • Martha McGuire
  • James McLaughlin
  • Ilse Messner
  • Dennis Minich
  • Anu Mohanachandran
  • Henry Montoyo
  • John Moynihan
  • Beth Mueller
  • Tom Murtagh
  • Christopher Myers
  • Natalie Nathanson
  • Gloriabelle Nguyen
  • Ndidi Nwuneli
  • Su Oh
  • Michael Pabian
  • Phil Pace
  • Cristian Perez
  • Kenn Plebanek
  • Kevin Powers
  • Simmi Rakalla
  • Karin Reichensperger
  • Nicole Renchen
  • Laura Rojas
  • Nathalie Rosado
  • Peter Rossmann
  • Rob Rotchadl
  • Angelica Sanabria Valdes
  • Shimrit Scher
  • Matt Schlosser
  • Jennifer Schwer
  • Adam Shaffer
  • Regina Shelton
  • Alison Skaife
  • Christine Smith
  • Joonwoo Song
  • Matthew Staman
  • Jeffrey Steinberg
  • Maureen Stratton
  • Logan Sump
  • Greg Teegen
  • Gregory Teegen
  • Elise Tincher
  • Richard Tittle
  • James Tudor
  • Nichole Veihman
  • Ed Weaver
  • Jessica Williams
  • Angela Wolf
  • Nicole Woods
  • Xiaoxuan Wu
  • Michael Wycklendt
  • Ryan Yip
  • Craig Youngberg
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