I am a passionate about making a difference in the world. On top of trying to do this in my daily work, I also volunteer for a few causes close to my heart including: Bernie's Book Bank, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.

I've learned a "secret" about volunteering that I'd like to share with you. It feels sooooo good. My dear mama taught me that to find joy, you must give joy. And, volunteering to help others is something that allows me to do both. (Thanks, Mama!) 

If you'd like to know more about the organizations that give me this joy, see the links below. And, find your own joy.


Art Institute of Chicago

Bernie's Book Bank

Chicago Police Memorial Foundation


Three "seasonal" additions to my volunteer causes include: 

Chicago Ideas Week:

Chicago Humanities Festival:

Printers Row Lit Festival: