Board of Directors

Julius W. Few, MD
Medical Director, The Few Institute

“I founded The Few Initiative for Children because I feel strongly about giving back to the community. As a foundation charity, this initiative also offers the whole community  the opportunity to join in collectively and support the city’s youth to help them succeed today, tomorrow and always.” 


Melissa Ben-Yoseph
Principal, KELZ PR INC

"The Few Initiative delivers the opportunity to invest in tomorrow’s leaders today with a hands on, collaborative approach. Programs are designed to cultivate pride in community, a love of learning and a sense of self. These activities lead to skills that matter."  

James Chandler, MD
Surgical Director of Neuro-Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

“I am honored to be able to play an active role in this organization, which solely exists to assist Chicago’s youth. The Few Initiative directly supports programs that offer our young people the tools for success, from mentoring to college readiness or job training experience, and importantly, self-worth and hope.”

Diane Cordon
Medical Aesthetician, The Few Institute

"The future is bright - I’m thrilled to share my energy and enthusiasm with tomorrow’s leaders. The key to success is helping position at-risk youth with opportunity and community service, together those components along with guidance, love and attention are what is needed to put kids on track for an even brighter future.” 

David Greenwald, JD
Partner, Jenner & Block

“The Few Initiative is a thoughtfully inspired organization designed with the goal of helping to influence and prepare young people to be successful both in school and in life. I’m proud to be a part of it.”  

Marita Stavrou 
Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Design

"As a native Chicagoan and a former beneficiary of several public service programs, I understand first-hand how significant a difference organizations like The Few Initiative for Children can make in the lives of low-income children and families. I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors to help young people achieve their dreams. ”