NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Tax lawyer and senior partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
FUNDING AREAS: Education, Healthcare, Antipoverty, Disaster Relief, Human Rights, Arts & Culture
OVERVIEW: Through Katten Cares, with funding from the Katten Muchin Rosenman Foundation, Inc., Allan Muchin funds issues like medical research, disaster relief, education, arts and culture, and human rights. Muchin has served as president and chairman of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and is chairman of the Noble Network of Charter Schools.
PROFILE: Tax attorney Allan B. Muchin grew up in rural Wisconsin and started off his legal career as a trial lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service. He co-founded Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in 1974, which has since grown to employ over 600 attorneys working on both domestic and foreign cases. Each year from 1989 to 2013, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America.
EDUCATION: After forty years, Allan Muchin is shifting his focus from taxes to education. As one of Chicago’s most well-known philanthropists, Muchin is leading the boards of numerous Chicago charitable and civic organizations and focusing his passion for education on charter school development. Muchin’s foundation prides itself on the opening of the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, which serves low-income, minority youth of the southwest side of Chicago. The school helps place students in office jobs, and the income they earned goes directly to the school for their tuition costs. Since 2003, the Katten Muchin Rosenman Foundation has worked to improve literacy through staff tutoring, reading programs, and holiday book drives with Chicago’s Philo Carpenter Elementary School and Jose de Diego Community Academy.
LEGAL COUNSELING AND FUNDRAISING: As director and regular contributor to the Katten Muchin Rosenman Foundation, Inc., Muchin has led the foundation to serve more than 300 non-profit organizations and set the tone for the law firm’s philanthropic efforts. Attorneys at the firm regularly provide pro bono legal services and participate in regular service projects and fundraising efforts. The firm foundation’s focus areas include medical research, disaster relief, education, arts, culture, health, and human rights. These efforts earned Muchin the Executive Leadership Award at the recent Association of Fundraising Professionals Chicago Chapter Luncheon.
If your nonprofit organization is looking for education grants to boost literacy, workplace skills, and success in college, Allan Muchin and his foundation may be able to help. Since the foundation is directly affiliated with the law firm, your best bet is to contact the firm directly.
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