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BPI Mourns Passing of Robert “Bud” Lifton

Posted on August 1st, 2016

 BPI is saddened by the passing of director and former Board President Bud Lifton, whose service to BPI began in 1972, just three years after BPI’s founding. He actively and enthusiastically led, supported, guided,…

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Amar Parikh Joins BPI’s Board of Directors

Posted on January 6th, 2015

Join BPI in welcoming our newest Director! Amar Parikh joined the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement in October 2013. He has over 15 years of experience developing and implementing strategies,…

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Guacolda Reyes and Adam Gross Named to Mayor’s Affordable Housing Task Force

Posted on July 24th, 2014

On Monday, July 21, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Ray Suarez (31st ward) announced the creation of an Affordable Housing Task Force. Among the Task Force members–comprised of community leaders, City Council…

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Joel Bookman Joins BPI’s Board of Directors

Posted on June 6th, 2014

Join BPI in welcoming our newest Director! Joel Bookman is the President and CEO of Bookman Associates, Inc., providing consulting services in economic development, comprehensive community development, commercial corridor development, and strategic…

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Neil Guterman and Sheila Kennedy Join BPI’s Board of Directors

Posted on March 20th, 2014

Join BPI in welcoming two new Directors! Neil B. Guterman is Dean of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.  He is the director of the Beatrice Cummings Mayer…

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Jeffrey Cummings and Stacie Young Join BPI’s Board of Directors

Posted on March 11th, 2014

Join BPI in welcoming two new Directors! Jeffrey Cummings is a litigation partner at the law firm of Miner, Barnhill & Galland, where he has worked since 1989.  Throughout his career, Jeffrey…

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