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Julius W. Few, MD - Medical Director, The Few Institute

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Marita Stavrou - Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Design

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David Greenwald, JD - Partner, Jenner & Block

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Julius Few Sr.

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Diane Cordon - Medical Aesthetician, The Few Institute

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James Chandler, MD - Surgical Director of Neuro-Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Nandi Ballard - Business Development Executive at YJT Solutions

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Melissa Ben-Yoseph - Principal, KELZ PR INC

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Marci Hughes - VP, Content Marketing; Executive Producer, Master Storyteller

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Jody Michael - CEO + Founder of Jody Michael Associates


Julius W. Few, MD
Medical Director, The Few Institute

“I founded The Few Initiative for Children because I feel strongly about giving back to the community. As a foundation charity, this initiative also offers the whole community  the opportunity to join in collectively and support the city’s youth to help them succeed today, tomorrow and always.” 


Marita Stavrou 
Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Design

“As a native Chicagoan growing up on the west side, I am honored for a myriad of reasons to serve as a board member of TFI. While I now live between Miami and New York, my heart will always be in Chicago.  I experienced first hand how mentorship, support and education can transform a young child’s life. Through the TOBY HERR Foundation, my life trajectory was forever altered; the hands on training, academic inspiration and connection helped me overcome many of life’s obstacles.  I now travel the world as Realestate Developer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist, and giving back, is a life long priority.  I believe TFI will continue to impact many students in the same way early intervention changed my life.” 


David Greenwald, JD
Partner, Jenner & Block

“The Few Initiative is a thoughtfully inspired organization designed with the goal of helping to influence and prepare young people to be successful both in school and in life. I’m proud to be a part of it.”  


Julius Few Sr.

“The Few Initiative charity is the embodiment of how to accomplish significant positive results. I have had the pleasure to observe, as a direct result of The Few Initiative, confused and misdirected youth blossom into confident and self-directed achievers. I am proud of my son for establishing such a dynamic and beneficial organization.”


Diane Cordon
Medical Aesthetician, The Few Institute

“The future is bright – I’m thrilled to share my energy and enthusiasm with tomorrow’s leaders. The key to success is helping position at-risk youth with opportunity and community service, together those components along with guidance, love and attention are what is needed to put kids on track for an even brighter future.” 


James Chandler, MD
Surgical Director of Neuro-Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

“I am honored to be able to play an active role in this organization, which solely exists to assist Chicago’s youth. The Few Initiative directly supports programs that offer our young people the tools for success, from mentoring to college readiness or job training experience, and importantly, self-worth and hope.”


Nandi Ballard 
Business Development Executive at YJT Solutions 

“I am excited to meet, work and learn from and enjoy our amazing Ambassadors.”


Melissa Ben-Yoseph
Principal, KELZ PR INC 

“The Few Initiative delivers the opportunity to invest in tomorrow’s leaders today with a hands on, collaborative approach. Programs are designed to cultivate pride in community, a love of learning and a sense of self. These activities lead to skills that matter.”  


Marci Hughes
VP, Content Marketing; Executive Producer, Master Storyteller


Jody Michael
CEO + Founder of Jody Michael Associates  

“I’m delighted to serve on the board of The Few Initiative, an organization whose mission aligns with my life’s purpose of facilitating transformation. It is a privilege to support the personal and professional growth among Chicago’s promising next generation of leaders.”