We envision a world in which youth enter adulthood as engaged global citizens who act on their abilities to be effective, educated changemakers. Our purpose is to support Allow Good through three pillars: fundraising for Allow Good programs, engaging with Allow Good students and potential participants, and educating partners and donors about Allow Good’s mission.
Erica prosser, co-chair
Erica graduated from Lehigh University where she earned a degree in African Studies and a minor in Business. Her passions lie in international development and equal education, and she believes that empowering youth and women is the most effective way to spark social change. Erica was awarded highest honors for her research on post-development practice, an asset-based approach to community development, and hopes to pursue that work in graduate school. During college, she founded Lehigh’s chapter of Student Athletes Leading Social Change, an organization dedicated to funding new schools for communities across the globe, and the group’s trip to Kenya bolstered her aspirations to begin a career in philanthropy. She was also heavily involved with Student Athlete Executive Council and LU’s Leadership Academy which contributed to her interest in leadership development for young adults. She played basketball in college and overseas, and she stays connected to the sport as a member of a semi-professional team and as a youth coach.
belinda niu, co-chair
Belinda Niu is currently a Managing Analyst at Treacy & Company, a strategy consulting firm with offices in Chicago and Boston. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 with a degree in Economics and Legal Studies, where she was also Captain of the varsity tennis team. Philanthropically, in addition to volunteering with Allow Good, Belinda serves as the Tutoring Program Coordinator for the Auxiliary Board of Big Shoulders Fund. Her interests align with youth empowerment, particularly in the areas of education, sports participation, and social impact. As a native of Portland, Oregon, one of her favorite guilty pleasures is the Buttermilk Old Fashioned donut from Blue Star.
2016-17 Associate Board Members
Alex Barna | Outreach Coordinator, U. Chicago Center of Middle Eastern Studies
Ryan Barrett | Business Strategy Analysis, Hedge Fund Services at Northern Trust Corporation
Clarkie Crawford | 6th grade English teacher, UNO Charter School Network
Caty Lamadrid | Principal and Founding Partner, Inova Energy Group
Kendra Levine | Manager, US Supply Chain Sustainability at McDonald’s Corporation
Belinda Niu | Treacy & Company, Managing Analyst
Alyse Polansky | Director of Training and Development, Related Realty
Erica Prosser | GG+A, Program Manager
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