A llie Payne is a top Realtor, parent of three children, innovative entrepreneur and a long time strong leader of the Evanston community. At the age of 5, her parents moved from the South Side of Chicago to Evanston so that she could attend the new magnet school, King Lab, and experience the diversity, innovation, sense of community, and high educational standards that school was offering. Those same values that have always been seen in the Evanston community are what drives Allie to give back today. She has served as PTA president at Washington Elementary School and she has volunteered and led at organizations such as the Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association, Senior Connections, ETHS Boosters, Jr. Wildkits, Evanston Softball Baseball Association, Girl Scouts, and the YMCA. Her involvement in the community along with raising three children in Evanston gives her the understanding of the value of being involved and contributing to the community. One of the quotes she lives by is from her hero Muhammad Ali, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Her charitable sponsorships include Blessings in a Backpack, Evanston Scholars, Rotary International, Art Encounters, ETHS Boosters and Evanston Women in Business.
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