TITLE: President of the city chapter
FOCUS AREAS: Culture, education, family, health, and sustainability.
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PROFILE: Georgy Ann Peluchiwski is a co-founder of Impact 100 Chicago’s city chapter, a role she’s held since 2012. Peluchiwski’s Latin School Board bio shares the following information:
Georgy Ann Peluchiwski is a Latin School parent and has served the school in many capacities including: as a member of the Campaign for Latin, Parent Committee; advertising co-chair Auction 2005 and Scholarship Dinner 2006; merchandise manager, Auction 2007; and corporate underwriting co-chair Scholarship Dinner 2008. She has held various Parent Association positions including co-chair of the Book Fair and grade chair. Ms. Peluchiwski also serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Children’s Museum, where she has volunteered since 1999. Previously, she was a director at First Chicago Capital Markets in its Asset Backed Finance Group. She has a B.A. and B.B.A in finance from the University of Texas and a master’s of management in finance and marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Next Act for Women published an insightful interview with Peluchiwski that’s worth reading to learn more about her background, perspective and style of philanthropy. In that interview, she shared the following information about her background:
I was born in Wisconsin, where we lived until our family relocated to Houston, Texas when I was 14. I studied finance at the University of Texas and later earned my MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. I worked in consulting and banking from 1989-1999.
I met my husband, Bill, through work. We’ve been married for nearly 24 years and live in Chicago with our 17-year old daughter and 14-year old son.
Bill’s work responsibilities require him to travel extensively, which made my decision to “retire” and focus on our family when our oldest was a toddler all that much easier.
Afraid of being a full-time parent, I immediately began doing pro-bono consulting work for the Chicago Children’s Museum(CCM), where my former boss was a board member. I helped CCM with marketing plans, banking relationships, budgeting, and development. This eventually led to a seat on their board, where I served for 6 years until 2008.
By then, I had also gotten very involved at my kids’ school, the Latin School of Chicago, where I held various volunteer positions on the Parent’s Association and was subsequently appointed to the Board of Trustees. I am currently the Treasurer of the Latin board and serve on many committees, including Finance and Facilities. I am also a board member of High Jump Chicago, where I have served for 4 years.