Robert Schnitzer (He, Him, His)
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Robert is always finding new ways to get involved with the Chicago Jewish community.
Much of his involvement comes from UIUC, where he served as Hillel president and created the Karson Family Scholarship for Jewish UIUC students. He is also the Jewish representative on the University of Illinois Alumni Association Board of Advisors and involved with three committees--awards; digital engagement; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. As the president of the UIUC Jewish Alumni Network, he helps alumni stay connected and fight for a better future for Judaism on campus.
Outside of UIUC, Robert delivers food with Maot Chitim and volunteers at JUF's Uptown Café. Robert is a Glass Leadership Institute Fellow with ADL and served on JUF's YLD Back from Birthright Israel committee for two years. He is someone willing to go above and beyond to help others.
Accountant/CPA at Wipfli LLP
ON THE SIDE:
Proud Jewish Advocate
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 10 WORDS OR LESS:
determined, focused, caring, conscientious and kind-hearted
WHAT IS YOUR NEWFOUND PANDEMIC TALENT OR HOBBY:
Leading meetings through Zoom
HOW HAVE YOU CREATED A SOCIAL IMPACT THIS YEAR:
I have helped my small business clients receive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
forgivable loans. I also have been fighting for Jewish students at UIUC
throughout constant anti-Semitic incidents on campus.