LINK Associate Board (LAB) is a group of emerging business and civic leaders committed to advancing LINK Unlimited Scholars mission by raising funds and through hosting a series of engaging programs & events. A number of LINK Associate Board members are alumni or mentors. The LINK Associate Board’s primary objectives are:

  • To support the LINK’s mission – to connect economically disadvantaged African American youth with resources and support as they advance into, through, and beyond college
  • To raise awareness and the profile of LINK in the Greater Chicago  area
  • To recruit mentors, benefactors, and supporters of LINK

LINK Associate Board members make a one-year commitment to the board and are required to pay annual dues. All members serve on either the Awareness or Membership Committees that actively host programs & events throughout the year.

Current Associate Board Members

Evan C. Sharp – Russell Reynolds Associates

Sarah Brune- Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
Patrick Cascarano – PRE Brands
Kate Faems – Jones Lang LaSalle
Lauren Faems – Grant Thornton
Marin Heiskell – Deloitte
Taressa Hockaday- Collegis Education
Liu Jones –AArete
Jessica Michaels- Mayer Brown LLP
Tanisha Montgomery – Synchrony Financial
Matthew Panzica – BDO USA, LLP
Franklin Reynolds* – GENPACT
Jasmine Scott – Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.
Rendel Solomon – Muller & Monroe Asset Management, LLC
Khalil Um’Rani – Ambar Group
Allyson Weaver- Francis J. Parker School

*denotes LINK Unlimited Scholars alumni

To learn more about the LINK Associate Board or to get involved,

LINK Associate Board Interest Form

Please complete the contact form if interested in learning more or joining the LINK Associate Board.

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