Meet the volunteers who run BANC, a Chicago Booth initiative that leverages alumni expertise to support nonprofits through pro bono engagements.
BANC was collaboratively developed by Gayle Haller ’87, Judy Maley ’84, the dean, Alumni Relations, and the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation. The first pilot projects were completed in 2015.
We are an entirely volunteer-run initiative.
Director of BANC
Robin Simon, ’89, Director
Robin combines deep professional expertise in marketing analytics along with extensive experience in volunteering. Prior to starting her own consulting practice in 2003, Robin worked in analytics and forecasting at Helene Curtis and Kraft. She currently volunteers with the Chicago Architecture Center, Alzheimers’ Association, and Lakeview Pantry. Since volunteering for her first BANC project in 2016, Robin has led projects for clients in the arts, education, and health care, and was a member of the task force on strategic reorganization to better serve alumni and nonprofits. Robin took over as BANC director on May 1, 2021.
“I found it very rewarding to apply my analytical skills to benefit BANC’s nonprofit clients. And I haven’t stopped.”
–Robin Simon, ’89, Director, BANC
|Alumni Volunteer Relations||Rachel Hands, ’93|
|Clifton Muhammad, ’01|
|Nonprofit Relations||Gail Luxenberg, ’00|
|Ching Yue, ’96|
|Marketing and Communications||Dana Moran, ’05|
|Sujatha Shenoy, ’04|
|Operations||Mary Doucette, ’93|
|Irena Friedgan, ’08|
|Members at Large||Brigitte Anderson, ’08|
|Elaine Armstrong, ’05|
|John Golanty, ’69
|Gayle Haller, ’87
|Karen Hartman, ’87
|Jyoti Nigam, ’05
|Leah Pittacora, ’01