Eight new consultants joined Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) this Spring at Teamwork Englewood – a community development organization working to facilitate economic, education, and social opportunities for Englewood residents. Their training session, held Saturday, April 20, 2019, served as a pilot for future place-based orientations and opportunity to convene new volunteers outside the Chicago Loop.

This year’s Spring class includes creative practitioners, arts administrators, and individuals from the private sector. Skills and business disciplines represented include accounting, finance, communications, data analytics, strategic planning, business planning, and organizational management.

Please join us in welcoming our new volunteers!


Mashaune Hardy

Senior Business Analyst

Gold Eagle Co

Summer Hu

Senior Consultant

Oliver Wyman

Stefan Matti

Manager, Accounting

Mondelez International

Mary-Claire Munday

Finance and Business Management Analyst

JPMorgan Chase

Larry Stika

Continuous Improvement Manager


Manvee Vaid


Deccan Footprints Studio

Noah Tyler White

Team Leader

Northern Trust

Samuel Young


Point B

Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) has served Chicago, since 1985, by connecting skilled individuals with nonprofits in need of strategic counsel. The program strives to:

  • Help nonprofits improve their operational and management practices;
  • Deliver high-caliber, pro bono consulting services that might otherwise be unavailable to communities;
  • Create rewarding opportunities for individuals wishing to contribute to Chicago’s culture and commerce; and
  • Exemplify the reciprocal relationship between the private sector and the arts, forging creative partnerships and connections.

Get Involved

Chicago’s nonprofits need YOU! To learn more about this program, click here.

Four orientations are held each year, on Saturdays, between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

  • Our Next Orientation: Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Sunday, July 7, 2019

Have a question? Email Kenneth Franco at kfranco@artsbiz-chicago.org or call 312.372.1876 ext. 102.

Active A&BC clients can participate in this program—and work with our volunteer consultants—by submitting a BVA Project Proposal. Are you new to A&BC’s programs and services? Become a client by completing a New Client Application. Both project proposals and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, email Braden Cleary at bcleary@artsbiz-chicago.org or call 312.372.1876 ext. 105.