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Marshaun Bacon

Posted on January 28, 2020

Marshaun Bacon is the Becoming A Man (BAM) Replication Specialist for the Chicago nonprofit Youth Guidance, a school-based agency dedicated to supporting at-risk youth. He was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. A graduate of Morgan Park High School, he was exposed to many of the pitfalls that youths on the South Side often encounter. Bacon has… Read More

Alissandra Elizabeth Aronow

Posted on January 28, 2020

Alissandra Elizabeth Aronow is a former international ice dancer. After retiring from competitive skating, she went back to school and is studying for a bachelor’s degree in History of Art from the University of Michigan.  Alissandra served as a NextGen Co-Chair of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation from 2015-2017, where she worked with her cousins to create… Read More

Mollie Anderson

Posted on January 28, 2020

Mollie Anderson is a member of the Board at Crossroads Fund and is an alum of their Giving Project. The Giving Project is an equitable approach to fundraising and grant making that brings together a cohort of 25 people, built intentionally across race and class, that commits to raising $100,000 to fund systems change work in Chicago. Participating it in… Read More

Demetrius Amparan

Posted on January 28, 2020

Demetrius Amparan is a marketing and communications professional with eight years of experience creating opportunity for young people who come from inequitable environments. His upbringing in South Chicago inspired his belief in better life outcomes through quality support systems. Demetrius has served as the director of publications and marketing communications for Young Chicago Authors, and as communications manager for A… Read More

Michael Aguhar

Posted on January 28, 2020

Michael Aguhar, Program Director at the Crossroads Fund, is an attorney and community organizer. He is passionate about supporting immigration justice, workers rights, and queer artists of color in Chicago. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE), a Crossroads Fund grantee. In 2016, Michael worked alongside a coalition of Filipino,… Read More

Judy Adler

Posted on January 28, 2020

As President of the Turner Foundation, Judy Adler is responsible for implementing the foundation’s mission of protecting and restoring our natural systems – the air, land, and water on which all life depends. Before being appointed as President, Judy spent ten years managing the energy and water programs at the foundation. Prior to joining the Turner Foundation, Judy managed a… Read More

Ron Harris

Posted on January 28, 2020

Ron Harris is a black millennial focused on political involvement, civic/shareholder engagement, and philanthropy being the best opportunities to improve people’s lives. He got his start volunteering for then Senator Barack Obama’s campaign for president, and has been involved in different capacities ever since. He played a significant role in the passage and adoption of raising the minimum wage and… Read More

Leigh Adams

Posted on January 28, 2020

Leigh Adams is the Executive Director for Ausherman Family Foundation. She comes to the Foundation with more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and has a passion for connecting people together for the greater good. Leigh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University and is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration degree at Hood College… Read More

Marlene Corrado

Posted on January 16, 2020

As a Program Officer of the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation and member of the Foundation’s virtual office, Marlene manages the NextGen & Youth Grantmaking programs and applies various approaches to engage a geographically dispersed, multi-gen family. Prior to joining the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation, Marlene was the Manager of Development & Marketing and Executive… Read More

Rebecca Balter

Posted on February 15, 2019

Rebecca Balter is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. With her extended family spread across the US, connection was often fostered through the shared value of giving back. Although her family instilled a legacy of philanthropy, her involvement with Resource Generation over the past six years has helped her shape and articulate her personal interest in social justice philanthropy, and… Read More

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