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Giving Makes a Profound Impact: Associate Board Member Mike Jelinske

Friday, November 29, 2013 9:00 AM

Mike Jelinske has been a member of the Associate Board of NorthShore University HealthSystem for nearly two years. The Associate Board is a group of young professionals whose philanthropic events and service programs benefit NorthShore and the surrounding community. An important asset on the member recruitment team, he has brought in many new faces and is now the board’s president-elect. In addition to his work with the Associate Board, Mike is an associate at RoundTable HealthCare Partners in Lake Forest.

Mike tells us why he is so passionate about giving back and why he would encourage others to do the same:

How do you give back?
For me, giving back is more than just a monetary commitment; it’s about providing my time, energy and skills to help an organization make a truly positive impact on someone’s life.

Why do you give back?
I give back because it’s incredibly rewarding, especially if you’re passionate about the cause! 

What impact has giving had on your life?
It has had a profound impact. My general attitude in life is to try to make the world a better place and enjoy every minute of every day. By giving and serving others, I get closer to accomplishing that goal. 

What would you say to others to encourage them to give back in some way?
The most successful relationships I have are with people and organizations I do more for than they do for me. As the proverb proclaims, “What goes around, comes around.”

Join Mike in giving back here. Learn more about the NorthShore Foundation and its auxiliaries here.