About

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

Jordan Rovito, Secretary

Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois

Mark Duhon, Founder

HighSight

Steve Bridges

Jardine Lloyd Thompson USA

James Lackland

MBA Candidate - Wake Forest Univeristy

David Merced '00

RingCentral

Tamara Snyder Rodman

Edelman

Jameson Taylor '09

New Roots Solutions

Advocacy Council

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

Advocacy Council Details

Eric Boeckmann

Independent Consultant

Matthew Charles

Baird

Robert Cioffi

DLC

Terry Clerkin

RBS

Vonzell Coleman

Wells Fargo

Steve Commare

Jeanne Doran

LexisNexis

William Dunn

Gordon & Rees LLP

Sabrina Lee Edelhauser

Guaranteed Rate

Randy Frieser

Revolution Training Centers

Cesar Gonzalez '08

Guggenheim

Ryan Griffin

Jardine Lloyd Thompson USA

Jennifer Guidi

BMO Harris Bank

Marcy Hackbarth

Abbott Molecular

Mickey Hartz

RSM US LLP

Doug Hoogstra

Darwill

John Howlett

Clearwater

Mary Kreller

Wellness House

Mark Marshall

Independent Development Consultant

Linnea McHugh

LeJeune Marketing Group

Karina Mendez '09

Allstate

John Merlock

Threebond

Matthew Morrison

J.P. Morgan

Dick Nopar

Kenneth Douglas Foundation

Emily Rupp

Edelman

Steve Salopek

Retired Investment Manager

Richard & Bonnie Schuessler

Walter & Lois Schuessler Scholarship Foundation

Dan Stolze

Independent Consultant

John Svolos

Oppenheimer

James Swanson

Chartered Enterprises

Mike Torelli

Allstate

Staff

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.