It is impossible not to see and feel the impact that Allie Block has made on the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center -- after all, she's the museum's event coordinator. Yet Allie sees them as more than events, but opportunities to fulfill the museum's mission to remember the past, transform the future and ensure the legacy of Holocaust survivors and their stories.
Allie created the museum's annual Race for Humanity 5K event and orchestrates its 2,000-plus attendance annual fundraiser, the Humanitarian Awards Dinner. She also recruited a group of young adults to form the museum's Young Professional Committee, which she runs alongside the Women's Leadership Committee.
Even with all these fundraisers, Allie makes time to support other causes close to her and her family including the Elizabeth L. Jokismovic Foundation's annual Bowling for Beth event.
Event Coordinator at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
ON THE SIDE:
Foodie and sports nut.
SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
In high school my AP environmental science class and I fundraised and went to Costa Rica to build a house for a family.
YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE:
As my Aunt Jeanne and Scarlett always said, “After all, tomorrow is another day.” (Gone with the Wind).
IF TIME AND MONEY WERE LIMITLESS, I WOULD:
Travel the world. As an almost history major, I want to see every site from the history books I still keep on my book shelf while also going to as many sports games as possible.