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

Mary Kreller, President

Wellness House

Jennifer Guidi, Secretary

BMO Harris Bank

Paul O'Connor, Treasurer

Hamilton Partners

Mark Duhon, Founder


Steve Bridges

Jardine Lloyd Thompson USA

Art Hofstetter

Retired Financial Advisor

James Lackland

MBA Candidate - Wake Forest Univeristy

Megan McGrath

Cook County State's Attorney's Office

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.

Advisory Council Details

Eric Boeckmann

Nothern Trust

Matthew Charles


Robert Cioffi


Terry Clerkin


Vonzell Coleman

Wells Fargo

Jeanne Doran


William Dunn

Gordon & Rees LLP

Sabrina Lee Edelhauser

Guaranteed Rate

Randy Frieser

Revolution Training Centers

Cesar Gonzalez '08

Northern Trust

Ryan Griffin

Jardine Lloyd Thompson USA

Marcy Hackbarth

Abbott Molecular

Maureen Harney


Mickey Hartz

Alvarez & Marsal

John Howlett

Kaufman Hall & Associates

James Kinoshita

PNC Bank

Mark Marshall

Independent Development Consultant

Linnea McHugh

LeJeune Marketing Group

Karina Mendez '09


David Merced '00


John Merlock


Kyle Metzger


Dick & Dorothy Nopar

Kenneth Douglas Foundation

Emily Rupp


Steve Salopek

Retired Investment Manager

Richard & Bonnie Schuessler

Walter & Lois Schuessler Scholarship Foundation

Dan Stolze

James Swanson

Chartered Enterprises

Jameson Taylor '08


Mike Torelli


Chris Wolf

DePaul College Prep


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

Staff Details

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.