ALLOW GOOD TEAM

  Aimee Long, Senior Director of External Relations   Aimee joins Allow Good as our Senior Director of External Affairs, focusing on corporate development, running our Global Engagement Expeditions and furthering our Global Affiliate relationships. Aimee graduated from the University of California, San Diego where she studied economics and biology. She went on to receive a J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University and worked in the corporate and health care groups of two national law firms. After “retiring” from her legal career, she focused on global pursuits including co-founding a business advising students taking gap years between high school and college. Aimee has been involved with Allow Good since 2012 and brings a passion for educating teens about philanthropy and the greater global good to this role. Aimee lives in Evanston with her husband and two girls and enjoys family travels, photography and reaching new milestones on her fitbit in her free time.

Aimee Long, Senior Director of External Relations

Aimee joins Allow Good as our Senior Director of External Affairs, focusing on corporate development, running our Global Engagement Expeditions and furthering our Global Affiliate relationships. Aimee graduated from the University of California, San Diego where she studied economics and biology. She went on to receive a J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University and worked in the corporate and health care groups of two national law firms. After “retiring” from her legal career, she focused on global pursuits including co-founding a business advising students taking gap years between high school and college. Aimee has been involved with Allow Good since 2012 and brings a passion for educating teens about philanthropy and the greater global good to this role. Aimee lives in Evanston with her husband and two girls and enjoys family travels, photography and reaching new milestones on her fitbit in her free time.

  Elizabeth Newton, Founder and Executive Director   Elizabeth Newton is Founder and Executive Director of Allow Good. She graduated with a master’s degree in International Comparative Education from Stanford University summa cum laude and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Business Studies from Butler University summa cum laude. Prior to attending graduate school, Elizabeth worked in various capacities with the Center for Global Business and the Economy and the Center for Social Innovation at the  Stanford Graduate School of Business . Her work endeavors, especially those internationally, led her to value the importance of understanding the local context, creating respectful relationships that honor cultures, values, and communities, and pursuing activities that make a significant, positive impact in the world. Elizabeth is adjunct faculty at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy, is the recipient of the 2012 Hilton U. Brown Alumni Achievement Award from Butler University, and was highlighted alongside 100 global leaders in Steelcase’s  100 Dreams. 100 Minds. 100 Years. celebration . 

Elizabeth Newton, Founder and Executive Director

Elizabeth Newton is Founder and Executive Director of Allow Good. She graduated with a master’s degree in International Comparative Education from Stanford University summa cum laude and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Business Studies from Butler University summa cum laude. Prior to attending graduate school, Elizabeth worked in various capacities with the Center for Global Business and the Economy and the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her work endeavors, especially those internationally, led her to value the importance of understanding the local context, creating respectful relationships that honor cultures, values, and communities, and pursuing activities that make a significant, positive impact in the world. Elizabeth is adjunct faculty at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy, is the recipient of the 2012 Hilton U. Brown Alumni Achievement Award from Butler University, and was highlighted alongside 100 global leaders in Steelcase’s 100 Dreams. 100 Minds. 100 Years. celebration

  Patty Barbato, Senior Program Director   Patty joins Allow Good as Senior Program Director, bringing more than 20 years of working in support of thriving school-community partnerships.  A former Chicago Public Schools classroom teacher, Patty received her MSEd in Elementary Education from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. She led the creation of Foundation 65, the educational foundation for Evanston/Skokie District 65 public schools, and the investment of more than $2.5 million in K-8th grade literacy and arts initiatives.  She also has served on numerous community boards – from preschool to high school Boosters to youth organizations – and has a deep understanding of board and civic leadership.  Prior to her education career, Patty spent nearly a decade as a public relations specialist after earning her BS in Journalism from Marquette University. Patty lives in Evanston with her husband and three teenage sons.  She loves walking, trying new vegan recipes, and is planting her first backyard garden.

Patty Barbato, Senior Program Director

Patty joins Allow Good as Senior Program Director, bringing more than 20 years of working in support of thriving school-community partnerships.  A former Chicago Public Schools classroom teacher, Patty received her MSEd in Elementary Education from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. She led the creation of Foundation 65, the educational foundation for Evanston/Skokie District 65 public schools, and the investment of more than $2.5 million in K-8th grade literacy and arts initiatives.  She also has served on numerous community boards – from preschool to high school Boosters to youth organizations – and has a deep understanding of board and civic leadership.  Prior to her education career, Patty spent nearly a decade as a public relations specialist after earning her BS in Journalism from Marquette University. Patty lives in Evanston with her husband and three teenage sons.  She loves walking, trying new vegan recipes, and is planting her first backyard garden.

  Delaney Buenzli, Program Coordinator   As the Program Coordinator, Delaney will be focused on cultivating established relationships with our collegiate and high school partners, growing social media impact, and supporting the Allow Good Team. Delaney graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and Global Health from Northwestern University. Delaney’s interest in nonprofit work began on a mission trip to Nicaragua in 2015. The trip inspired her to continue to pursue opportunities to work with various nonprofits such as the Art Institute of Chicago. In the summer of 2016, she was an intern at Pro Mujer in Cochabamba, Bolivia through Northwestern’s Global Engagement Studies Institute. Her experience working alongside locals solidified her desire to work with mission driven nonprofits. Delaney is excited to learn the ropes from the Allow Good team over the next year. In her spare time, Delaney enjoys trying new recipes, running, and all things coffee.

Delaney Buenzli, Program Coordinator

As the Program Coordinator, Delaney will be focused on cultivating established relationships with our collegiate and high school partners, growing social media impact, and supporting the Allow Good Team. Delaney graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and Global Health from Northwestern University. Delaney’s interest in nonprofit work began on a mission trip to Nicaragua in 2015. The trip inspired her to continue to pursue opportunities to work with various nonprofits such as the Art Institute of Chicago. In the summer of 2016, she was an intern at Pro Mujer in Cochabamba, Bolivia through Northwestern’s Global Engagement Studies Institute. Her experience working alongside locals solidified her desire to work with mission driven nonprofits. Delaney is excited to learn the ropes from the Allow Good team over the next year. In her spare time, Delaney enjoys trying new recipes, running, and all things coffee.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Darren Burgener, Treasurer
Vice President of Finance, Access One

Kyle Delaney, Board Chair
Director, Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering

Lily Goodman
Planning Associate, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)

Matthew Kruse
Head of Social Responsibility, Groupon, Inc.

Elizabeth Newton
Founder & Executive Director, Allow Good

Ross Orgiefsky
High School Student

Jeanne Plaisted
Community Member

Sharmila Rao Thakkar, MPH, MPA

Danielle Siebert, Secretary
Stern Pinball, Inc.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Dennis Barsema
Instructor, Northern Illinois University, College of Business

Kate Collinson
Nonprofit Consultant

Jessica Jackley
Venture Partner, Collaborative Fund

Richard Johnson
CEO, Spark Ventures

Carol Palmer
Freelance Art Director, Palmer+Bohan Creative

Nicholas Parker
Associate, IDinsight

Bart Peintner
Soshoma

Steve Strang
Consultant, Spectrum Nonprofit Services

Are you a young professional looking to create impact in your community? Do you want to help empower the next generation of philanthropic leaders? Learn more about joining our Associate Board here

ASSOCIATE BOARD

Alex Barna, Co-Chair
Ryan Barrett
Xenia Chiu
Clarkie Crawford
Kendra Levine
Belinda Niu, Co-Chair
Alyse Polansky
Amanda Poll
Erica Prosser, Co-Chair