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.

Fellows

Sofia Kramis, Northwestern University Sofia joins Allow Good this year as a Summer Fellow. She is a rising senior at Northwestern University, studying Secondary Teaching and eventually going on to teach middle school and high school math. During the school year, Sofia works at The Cradle, a non-profit adoption agency, and has volunteered time working with youth in the surrounding area at organizations such as Family Matters, NU Heights, and JumpStart. She is also involved in the dance community at Northwestern, and enjoys performing in, working on, and going to see the many shows that happen around campus. 

Sofia Kramis, Northwestern University

Sofia joins Allow Good this year as a Summer Fellow. She is a rising senior at Northwestern University, studying Secondary Teaching and eventually going on to teach middle school and high school math. During the school year, Sofia works at The Cradle, a non-profit adoption agency, and has volunteered time working with youth in the surrounding area at organizations such as Family Matters, NU Heights, and JumpStart. She is also involved in the dance community at Northwestern, and enjoys performing in, working on, and going to see the many shows that happen around campus. 

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
Executive Director, Chicago family foundation

Danielle Siebert, Secretary
Founder, Shishio, Inc.

 

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ASSOCIATE BOARD

Alex Barna
Ryan Barrett
Clarkie Crawford
Caty Lamadrid
Kendra Levine
Belinda Niu, Co-Chair
Alyse Polansky
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