Our Mission

HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development, and college readiness programs that create new possibilities for Chicago high school students from low-income families. The HighSight experience empowers our scholars to excel in high school and graduate from four-year colleges across the country.

Organization Leadership and Information

Board of Trustees

HighSight is governed by a volunteer board of trustees consisting of individuals dedicated to our mission.

Board of Trustees Details

Paul O'Connor, President

Hamilton Partners

Art Hofstetter, Treasurer

Retired Financial Advisor

Jennifer Guidi, Secretary

BMO Harris Bank

Mark Duhon, Founder


Steve Bridges

Jardine Lloyd Thompson USA

Mary Kreller

Wellness House

James Lackland

MBA Candidate - Wake Forest Univeristy

Jordan Rovito

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois

Jameson Taylor

New Roots Solutions

Advisory Council

Members of the HighSight Advisory Council provide strategic direction for our organization.


The HighSight staff administers the day-to-day operations and executes the organizations objectives.

Staff Details

Newsletter Archive

The HighSight Newsletter is published three times a year and includes organizational developments, event updates, scholar highlights, etc.

Our History

HighSight was founded in the spring of 1992 as a response to assist the alumni of St. Joseph Elementary School in Chicago’s Near North Side neighborhood. Two of the school’s volunteer tutors were determined to make a difference in the lives of these students, most of whom were encountering the ills of urban life and underachieving in high school. The goal was to help seven students graduate from high school. After a few years of functioning entirely on a volunteer basis, HighSight succeeded beyond its original dreams and in 1995 began life as its own tax-exempt organization.