As president of the board of education with the J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 in Cicero, Illinois, Jeff Pesek works with board members to balance the district’s operating budget. He also aims to reorganize the district’s business offices and use financial software to track and monitor district expenses. Very involved in a range of philanthropic initiatives, Jeff Pesek supports organizations such as the Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA).
Founded in 1910, the CCUSA offers hope and care for millions of people from every race, religion, economic, and social background. It also works closely with local agencies to reduce poverty, empower those within the community, and support families.
Throughout the year, the Catholic Charities sponsors events that allow individuals to connect with each other, share information, and solve problems in their communities. One such event, scheduled for January 9, 2015, in Washington, D.C., is the Keep the Dream Alive Mass and Awards. Working in conjunction with the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, the CCUSA will honor leaders who, following the model of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spend time working to reduce poverty and promote justice.