Serving on Non-Profit Boards

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City

October 15, 2019: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Meet fellow Chicago Booth and other U of C alums and hear from non-profit leaders and seasoned board members on what it means to "serve on non-profit boards."


Club Quarters Hotel
40 West 45th Street
New York, New York

Event Details

Ever wondered about, or wanted to contribute to, non-profits as a board member? Our panel will address the following questions (and more)!:

  • How to get started to serve on a non-profit board?
  • How to be a good board member and what it means?
  • What are the typical responsibilities of board service?
  • What are the rewards that come with board service?
  • How to select the board that's right for you?

Registrants to this event will receive a discount to attend the upcoming On Board - New York event taking place on November 8. For more information on On Board - New York:



$40 (includes food, soft drinks and wine or beer)


Register Online

Please register in advance of the deadline so that we know the headcount for food & drinks.

Deadline: 10/10/2019

Speaker Profiles

Lalita Badinehal (Moderator) '03
Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Credit Suisse Americas

Lalita Badinehal (MBA 2003) oversees Credit Suisse's grantmaking in the Americas region spanning the Education and Engagement focus areas. She has also led Credit Suisse's Community Engagement programs, inspiring employees to actualize their passion, purpose and skill-set to make a deep and sustained impact in the community through a variety of ways, including service as non-profit board members.

Courtney Hall (Panelist) '03
Managing Director, Hillcrest Partners

Courtney Hall (JD/MBA 2003) has several philanthropic interests of note, including:

  • Gen Next, Member: Gen Next's goal is to solve generational challenges in three areas: economic growth, education and global security
  • Randall's Island Park Alliance: Member, Board of Trustees
  • Civic Builders: Board of Directors
  • Several prior non-profit organizations

David Drinan (Panelist) '01
Managing Director, Phoenix Capital Resources

David Drinan's (MBA 2001) primary non-profit service has been as a Strategic Advisor to Robin Hood Foundation grantees. Both as a Board Member and a pro-bono consultant, he applies his business experience to help underperforming non-profit organizations improve operations, reporting and measurable results. His diverse experience in non-profit service includes:

  • Strategic Advisor to Robin Hood Grantees
  • Board Member to a non-profit with financial management issues and merged into a highly efficient organization
  • Board Member to a non-profit start-up
  • Board Advisor to an underperforming non-profit

Mary Anne Guediguian (Panelist) '11
Executive Vice President, PIMCO

Mary Anne Guediguian's (AB 2004, MBA 2011) experience in non-profit service includes:

  • Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH) Board of Trustees and Executive Committee Member
  • Young Leadership Board Member for America Needs You (ANY)
  • PIMCO Foundation Volunteer Steering Committee Member


Richard Freeman, '77