Board of Directors

Dylan Abrams 

President, Board Member

Dylan founded College Ventures during his senior year at the University of Illinois in 2019. The idea of College Ventures originated during Dylan's daily gratitude training practice, and has since grown to a non-profit organization which provides financial aid to underprivileged students who wish to attend college.

 

This year, College Ventures will be raising $40,000 to provide 4 students with college scholarships.

 

Dylan's goal is to make a positive impact on as many students as possible, for decades to come, and help shape a generation of students who lead with compassion. 

 

"The root of happiness is altruism - the wish to be of service to others" - Dalai Lama

Andrew Platt

Board Member

Andrew brings his knowledge of law and his enthusiasm for higher education to College Ventures. He is an esteemed professional who has practiced law for over 30 years.

Andrew recently retired, where he was a Managing Partner at Kluever & Platt for decades.

"It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together" - unknown

Mitchell Abrams 

Board Member

Mitchell possesses extensive knowledge and experience with starting, building and growing for-profit and not-for-profit companies, and he plans to utilize his skills to help the next generation of students thrive. 

 

Aside from College Ventures, Mitchell is the Managing Director of Homewatch CareGivers Northshore and he is also involved as a board member of numerous non-profit organizations.

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time" - Thomas Edison 

Jacob Tennant

Board Member

Jacob is passionate about providing students from all outlooks of life the chance to obtain a higher education. He provides College Ventures with the knowledge and skills obtained through years of work with a wide array of non-profit organizations. 

Aside from College Ventures, Jacob is law student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has past experience in the legal and business fields.

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill