Esther Franco-Payne ’96 was appointed by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker to the Adult Use Cannabis Health Advisory Committee. Esther is the executive director of the Cabrini Green Legal Aid and previously served as the deputy director of the Illinois Justice Project.
Faizal Chaudhury joined the advisory board of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Philadelphia Chapter. The CAIR is the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the nation. Faizal is the vice president of customer centricity with Sallie Mae, where he is responsible for leading the organization-wide initiative to improve customer experience, loyalty, and advocacy. In addition to his service at CAIR-Philadelphia, Faizal serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Islamic Society of Delaware and the Delaware Interfaith Power and Light.
Kim (Norton) Bankston ’96 was one of five finalists in the “Best Primary Care Provider” category in The Pantagraph’s “Best of Reader’s Choice Awards.” Kim is a family nurse practitioner at Bloomington (Ill.) Primary Care. Congratulations!
Monday, February 8 is Thank-A-Giver Day at Illinois Wesleyan and we’re eager to celebrate generous Titans!
Thank-A-Giver (TAG) Day is the symbolic point during the academic year — about 70% of the way through — when tuition dollars are exhausted and Illinois Wesleyan relies on donor generosity to continue providing a world-class education and rewarding collegiate experiences.
Each and every year, every gift matters. Contributions benefit students and faculty, enhance academic excellence, and strengthen the IWU community.
Thank you to all who give back to move IWU forward.
Congratulations to Robert Rave ’96! He welcomed his daughter Georgia Rave Forrest on November 30th, 2020! We wish your family all the best in the new year!
Beth (McNair) Sondergoth ‘96 was named Head of School at Cornerstone Christian Academy in December 2019. Read more here.
Congratulations, Beth! We hope you are enjoying your new position.
Jason Richards ‘96 was named to Chief Investment Officer’s list of “2019 Knowledge Brokers,” recognizing the world’s most influential investment consultants. Read more here.
Mandy Leifheit ‘96 joined the board of Seattle Rep Theatre, where she serves as co-chair of the younger patrons program committee, and serves on marketing and gala committees. Read more here.
Neil Rubenstein was featured in Chicago Parent earlier this year in April for his efforts to spread joy through his neighborhood during COVID-19 by dressing up in costumes for the neighborhood kids.
Thank you for all you do, Neil!