Loyola University Chicago


7th Annual Philanthropy For All Seasons

Speaker Biographies

Guest Speaker
Pablo Eisenberg
Senior Fellow at the Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership at Georgetown Public Policy Institute                             
Pablo Eisenberg is currently at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership, Eisenberg served for 23 years as Executive Director of the Center for Community Change, a national technical assistance and advocacy organization working with low-income constituencies nationwide. He has actively contributed to national discourse on government accountability and reform, the role of philanthropy, and the achievements and problems of the nonprofit sector.
Eisenberg has published numerous articles and chapters of books and has a regular monthly column in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. He has held senior positions with the U.S. Information Agency in Africa, Operation Crossroads Africa, Office for Economic Opportunity, and the National Urban Coalition. He is a founder and Vice-Chair of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and President of Friends of VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). He serves on prominent national boards, such as the Environmental Support Center, The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund of the Aspen Institute, and Eureka Communities. In 1998, The Nonprofit Times selected Eisenberg as one of the 50 most influential people in the American nonprofit sector. That same year, he was the recipient of the national John Gardner Leadership Award sponsored by the Independent Sector.


Honoring Recipient of the 2010
Louis T. Delgado
Social Justice in
Philanthropy                                       Award                                        



Tariq H. Cheema
Founder, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists
Tariq H. Cheema is the founder of World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, widely recognized as the leading worldwide forum on Muslim Philanthropy. Dr. Cheema received his M.D. from the University of Istanbul in 1992, and earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Philanthropy at Loyola University Chicago. Dr Cheema co-founded Doctors Worldwide, a medical and disaster relief agency; Indo-Pak Peace Network, a diaspora movement to promote goodwill among two rival nations; and Diversity Forums, a project to encourage dialogue and understanding across critical social divides. Dr. Cheema is the recipient of several awards recognising his service. He serves on numerous nonprofit boards in US and abroad including Chicago Global Donors Network and HEED Foundation, Pakistan. Dr. Cheema ranks among the 500 most influential Muslims in the world according to a study released by Georgetown University in 2009.

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