I attended high school in Evanston and returned here with my wife to raise our four children. This is a community that has meant so much to us, and it is critically important to me to support and give back to it, even more so following my retirement after forty years of practicing law at Sidley Austin LLP. While I have long been and remain involved in various nonprofits, pro bono and social justice activities, I count myself particularly fortunate to serve as part of the Curt’s Café team. And a team is really what we are, with passionate commitments by staff, students and volunteers together with the intimacy of individual lives touched. I am a Board member for one simple reason: Curt’s changes lives.