Leslie Bluhm


Leslie Bluhm is founder and president of Chicago Cares Inc., a nonprofit volunteer service organization. Chicago Cares builds stronger communities in Chicago through volunteerism and is a leader in creating, managing, and leading hands-on service projects that meet Chicago’s critical social, education and environmental needs. Since inception, Chicago Cares has created service projects for over 300,000 individuals and corporate teams. Prior to founding Chicago Cares, Bluhm was a practicing attorney. Bluhm earned her B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. She sits on the board of directors of the Latin School of Chicago.

Appointed in 2013 by the President of Northwestern University