Sharbel is a tireless sponsor, donor and volunteer for Team IIF! He offered this reflection on the foundation:
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Born and raised on the north side of Chicago, I graduated from Lane Tech Prep School with honors before earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). I am private mortgage banker with Perl Mortgage, and have a decade of mortgage experience. Currently residing in River North and when not working or helping non-profits, I spend time exercising at the East Bank Club and spending time with my family, especially with my two nephews Christian & Jacob.
How did you first heard about IIF?
I first heard of the Israel Idonije Foundation when the Executive Director of the ASAP foundation Micaeh Johnson introduced me to IIF and Israel Idonjie. My team and I had just finished volunteering at an ASAP foundation event and Micaeh suggested to my group that we might be a great match with IIF because we are always looking to give back to new organizations that are helping inner city kids.
What event(s) have you volunteered at with IIF? Can you share a story from one of them?
Points of Light event (Target)
Shop with a Cop
Field Trip to Cinespace with IZZYz KIDz
Project Africa (donated to help build the school in Ghana)