The objectives of the Development Committee are to secure financial and in-kind resources, raise awareness for TGME by planning and executing our annual fundraising events and lead sponsorship outreach.
Jonathan is a Program Associate at the Chicago Urban League’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation where he works to provide Chicagoland’s small businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators with the resources they need to be successful. Before joining the Urban League, Jonathan worked for Lyft’s Chicago office in an operations role. Jonathan’s passion for creating community and championing economic and community development began as a leader within the Powers-Knapp Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This passion led him to become a Peace Corps volunteer in Panamá where he supported town leaders and their improvement of their aqueduct system. While in Panamá, he was elected President of the Volunteer Advisory Council where he represented the over 200 volunteers in county to the senior Peace Corps staff and advised on country-specific policies aimed at improving volunteer’s wellbeing. After Peace Corps, Jonathan worked as a Community Outreach Coordinator in his native Washington, DC metropolitan area working on issues of environmental conservation and community outreach. Jonathan is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Geography.
Jonathan Glover is a Relationship Manager in the Public Not for Profit sector of BNY Mellon’s US Corporate Trust group covering the Midwest region. He has more than 10 years of Corporate Trust experience covering transactions in Structured Finance, Corporate Finance, and Alternative Investments.
Jonathan serves as a member of the Associate Boards of the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Rush University Medical Center. Jonathan also serves as a mentor to high school and college students through various programs. At BNY Mellon, he is the Co-Chair of the Chicago Employee Engagement Committee.
Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Babson College, and his Juris Doctor degree from New England Law School. Jonathan is a Chicago Urban League IMPACT Fellow and is admitted to the New York State Bar.
Karrie serves as the Director of Leadership Giving at Mikva Challenge, a non-profit dedicated to developing youth to be empowered, informed, and active citizens who will promote a just and equitable society. In this role, Karrie is responsible for building a community of individual donors and raising funds to help scale the organization’s reach and impact.
Prior to this role, Karrie worked for eight years in the international non-profit space in Chicago, primarily focused on helping immigrants and refugees. She is passionate about increasing access to economic opportunities for those who need it most.
In addition to her everyday work, Karrie is currently enrolled in the Baumhart Scholars MBA program at Loyola University Chicago. She is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Chicago chapter of Changemaker Chats, a non-profit that brings female speakers for off-the-record style conversations with an audience of women, about their personal and professional journeys.
Karrie also serves on the Advisory Committee of the professional development group Ignite Connected, which is building a cohort of mindful and compassionate leaders from all sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the George Washington University in International Relations.
Oluseun Arowolaju is a Minister at Bible Church of Reconciliation and an Equity Options Trader at PEAK6 Investments. Prior to PEAK6, he was a part of a small team of individuals that launched Mesh++, a solar-powered mesh networking start-up.
Prior to Mesh++, Oluseun worked in many entrepreneurial capacities, from a strategic adviser at companies, consulting for pro athletes and politicians, to analyzing venture capital opportunities at a Venture Capital firm. In the Summer of 2018 after departing Mesh++ to pursue other interests, he taught himself to program and landed a Trading and Technology Support Engineer role at PEAK6. From there, he became a Data Product Manager and now is a full-time Trading Associate.
Riley Jones is a member of the Education Team at Duane Morris LLP. He is also a Co-Founder of Sector Software, an organization using technology to create and facilitate opportunity pathways for the new economy. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. He was named a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur.