Please note that this schedule, session descriptions, and speakers are subject to change as we continue to plan the event.

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Brandon Thorne

W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
Senior Program Officer
Brandon Thorne is senior program officer with the WC Stone Foundation where he supports the organization’s national grant making in early childhood development, youth development, education and scholarships. Prior to joining the WC Stone Foundation, Thorne served as program officer at The Chicago Community Trust and also as Chief of Staff for State Senator Kwame Raoul.

Throughout his career, Thorne has worked to improve practices and programs affecting underserved populations. Most notably, his work has focused on addressing housing issues, such as development of affordable rental housing, addressing the foreclosure crisis, increasing services for the homeless, implementing equitable education practices, workforce development and youth violence prevention.

After receiving a BA in English from the University of Iowa, Thorne spent 3 years with the US Peace Corps in Bangladesh, returning to the US to earn a Masters in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, October 16

2:30pm CDT