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 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 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

Karin Scott, Program Director Karin joined Allow Good as the program director overseeing youth programs, developing the strategic direction, and working closely with youth participants. Karin graduated cum laude from Northwestern University where she studied History and Urban Studies. Her vast interest in global philanthropy and international development flourished during her time studying abroad in Ghana. She interned at the Human Rights Advocacy Centre and volunteered at various elementary schools in the capital, Accra. Karin’s interest in philanthropy emerged from a Northwestern class where she and her classmates were given $100,000 to grant to nonprofit organizations. This was Karin’s first experience with the grantmaking process and she was inspired by its lessons, challenges, and teamwork. Karin's favorite part of her work is spending time with and learning from the amazing Allow Good high school and college students. Karin enjoys cooking, reading, volunteering, and exploring Chicago with her free time.

Karin Scott, Program Director

Karin joined Allow Good as the program director overseeing youth programs, developing the strategic direction, and working closely with youth participants. Karin graduated cum laude from Northwestern University where she studied History and Urban Studies. Her vast interest in global philanthropy and international development flourished during her time studying abroad in Ghana. She interned at the Human Rights Advocacy Centre and volunteered at various elementary schools in the capital, Accra. Karin’s interest in philanthropy emerged from a Northwestern class where she and her classmates were given $100,000 to grant to nonprofit organizations. This was Karin’s first experience with the grantmaking process and she was inspired by its lessons, challenges, and teamwork. Karin's favorite part of her work is spending time with and learning from the amazing Allow Good high school and college students. Karin enjoys cooking, reading, volunteering, and exploring Chicago with her free time.

Delaney Buenzli, Program Coordinator Delaney is the newest member of the Allow Good team. 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 Summit Engagement 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

Delaney is the newest member of the Allow Good team. 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 Summit Engagement 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.

 

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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

 

 

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