Student Profile
Caitlyn, 7th Grade
St. Sylvester School

Caitlyn has a compassionate heart. In the fall, she took it upon herself to organize a teddy bear drive at her school for children affected by the recent hurricanes. Her Big Sibling Mentor, Brittany, also shared that when she took Caitlyn shopping for school supplies this school year, Caitlyn also used her own money to fill an extra backpack full of supplies for a child in need.

Caitlyn is not only kind, but a great leader. In fact, her school recently recognized her leadership by nominating her to participate in an outdoor exploration trip to Wyoming this summer. Only a handful of students were offered this opportunity and Caitlyn was honored to be selected.

Board of Directors, 2019-2020

Greg Dingens
EVP, Head of Investment Banking, Monroe Financial Partners, Inc.

Vice Chair
Bob Dunklau
Vice President/COO, OMI Industries

John Skakun
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Pat Doyle
Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Secretary – Administrative
Audrey George
CEO, Horizons for Youth


Albert Geldres
Corporate Director of Arcade Strategy & Operations, Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

Anne Carey
Horizons for Youth Tutor, Former VP of Industry Advisory Services at Bank of America

Bernadette Broccolo
Partner, McDermott Will Emery

Debbie Ludolph
Vice President, Cloud Solutions, Alight Solutions

Frank Paolillo
VP Sales & Marketing, Magellan Corporation

Jeff Grimes
Owner, Plastic Graphic Company

Jeff Wright
Managing Partner, Gold Leaf Capital

John Philbin
Founder and CEO, Happy Work Spectacular Life

Mauricio Rodriguez
Associate General Counsel, Camping World

Mike Owens
VP of Information Technology, Chicago Zoological Society

Patrick Collins
Partner, King & Spalding

Patrick Nash, Jr.
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Paul Bradley
Chief Data Officer, Waystar

Peter Leonard
Director of Student Assessment, Chicago Public Schools

Ross Koenig
Vice President, RCP Advisors 

Tilden Katz
Managing Director at FTI Consulting

Leadership Council

Jeff Akers
Partner, Adam Street Partners

Kent Barnett
Chief Executive Officer, Performitiv

Robert Barnett III
Partner, Wexford Capital Partners LLC

Jim Breen
Partner, KPMG

Bill Butler
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Patrick Collins
Partner, King & Spalding; Co-Founder, Horizons for Youth

Gerry Corcoran
Chief Executive Officer, R.J. O’Brien & Associates

Steve Derks
President and Chief Executive Officer, Quick Leonard Kieffer; Co-Founder, Horizons for Youth

Mark DeTrempe
Managing Director, Cornerstone Financial Development, LLC

Mike Doody
President, DCI Marketing

Brian Doyle
Managing Director, Healthcare, William Blair

Lynn Eplawy
Managing Partner, Gary Jet Center

Lorraine Fitzgerald
Special Assistant to the President, Loyola University

Steve Fort
Senior Vice President, Turner Construction Company

Matt Gambs
Senior Vice President Business Development, Wintrust Financial

Greg Hathcock
President, Vogue Tyre & Rubber Inc.

Moira Hathcock
Retired Partner, Donohue Brown Mathewson and Smyth

John Iberle
Development Management Consultant, The John Buck Company

Amy Kennedy
Senior Vice President, Golin Harris

Tim Kennedy
Chief Advancement Officer, Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

Crane Kenney
President of Business Operations, Chicago Cubs

Denise Kenny
Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor, U.S. Trust

Bill Kunkel
General Counsel, Archdiocese of Chicago – Archdiocese of Chicago

Dennis Malchow
Senior Operating Partner, Arbor Private Investment

Andrew McDonough
Partner, Winston & Strawn

Kary McIlwain
Marketing Vice President, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Mike Murdock
Principal, Chestnut Builders of Wilmette; Co-Founder, Horizons for Youth

Linda Nolan
Vice President & Managing Director, The Northern Trust Company

Tom Owens
President, The Thomas M. and Mary M. Owens Foundation

Frank Paolillo
Executive VP of Sales & Marketing, Magellan Corporation

Mary Pat Shea Breen
Vice President, BMO Private Bank

Mike Streit
Private Investor

Gordon Walker
President, EaglePicher Technologies

Jeff Waters
Principal, Eldorado Trading

David Wieland
CEO, RIVS; Owner, iEstates

Jeff Young
COO – Post Trade & Markets Technology, Citadel