About Us

Our Mission

The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation is committed to embracing life’s challenges through gastrointestinal cancer research and education.

Cancer Research

In partnership with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, we fund breakthrough gastrointestinal (GI) cancer research.  Together, we aim to advance cancer medicine and increase survivorship by fighting cancers of the esophagus, liver, pancreas, stomach, intestines, gallbladder, colon, and rectum

Learn more about our cancer research initiatives.

Real Estate Education

We are committed to catapulting the careers of aspiring real estate students,  through hands-on, real-world education opportunities, including mentorships, scholarships, the Scholars Program, the Level Program, Career Day, the Real Estate Challenge, and more.

Our focus is to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive next generation of industry leaders. 

Learn more about our real estate education programs.

Meet Our Team

Kristen Young
Executive Director

Candace Resis
Office Coordinator

Meet Our Board

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Peter Eisenberg, President
  • Peter Borzak, First Vice President
  • Steven Elrod, Second Vice President
  • Norris Eber, Treasurer
  • Lesley Kiferbaum, Secretary
  • Sam Ankin
  • Hanna Funch
  • Jenna Goebig
  • Bart Johnson
  • Al Klairmont
  • Tom Lovell
  • Joel Simmons
  • Steven Weinstock
  • Ben Wineman
  • Robert Blacher
  • Michael Brancheau
  • Corey Bruce
  • Karen Case
  • Jesse Criz
  • Scott Eisenberg
  • Sheila Eisenberg
  • Collete English Dixon
  • Savas Er
  • Jerry France
  • Ben Greazel
  • Roi Kiferbaum
  • Julia Klairmont
  • Bob Mahoney
  • Mike Mallon
  • Michael Mintz
  • Adam Moschin
  • Anthony Mulé
  • Dave Neilson
  • Sara O'Connor
  • Andy Stein
  • Marlon Stone
  • Gia Tomaszewski
  • Perry Weinstein
  • Christian Williams
  • Kevin Wolfberg

Associate Board

Leadership Team

  • Hanna Funch, President
  • Michael Mintz, Vice President
  • Andrew Annulis
  • Jack Avendt
  • Natalie Belloff
  • Jeremy Berger
  • Berry Brooks
  • Patrick Derrig
  • Amanda Doster
  • Franklin Eruo
  • Merrick Evans
  • Zach Fleisher
  • Kensey Gawne
  • Stefani Gutmann
  • Sam Harmelech
  • Amanda Hassan
  • Mackenzie Jones
  • Nikki Lam
  • Jessica Lusekelo
  • Madison Mueller
  • Cassandra Murff
  • Alex Napoli
  • Ben Norgle
  • Tommy O'Brien
  • Anthony Pontarelli
  • Hannah Saed
  • Olivia Simmons
  • Medina Spiodic
  • Ryan Sullivan
  • Ryan F. Sullivan
  • Jeffrey Vdovets
  • Phillip Vdovets
  • Jake Weiskirsch
  • Jaylan Williams
  • Leila Gathogo Win

Real Estate Education Faculty Advisory Board

  • Steve Bell, DePaul University
  • Seth Briggs, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Collete English Dixon, Roosevelt University
  • Andy Hunt, Marquette University
  • Brad Lund, Northwestern University
  • Greg Reed, University of Wisconsin
  • Ellen Stauffer, Indiana University
  • Sara Heidtmann Coers, UI- Indianapolis
  • Elizabeth Small, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Celeste Hammond, University of Illinois at Chicago

Junior Board

Our Junior Board is comprised of kids ages 6-18 and focuses on raising money for GI cancers and an awareness for charity, all while having fun.

The Legacy of Harold Eisenberg

Harold Eisenberg inspired many in his life, both personally and professionally. His devotion to his family and his work was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He was a loving husband to Sheila and a dedicated father to Peter, Scott and Lesley. As a leader in real estate, he believed in sharing his knowledge and experience to enrich and empower students.

In early 1999, Hal passed away suddenly from liver and pancreatic cancers. Shortly after, his friends and family established the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation to fight the cancers that took his life and continue his legacy as a mentor, leader, and educator in the commercial real estate industry.

This year, as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, we continue to honor Hal, while recognizing the thousands of volunteers, students, mentors and staff that have supported the Foundation.

Make An Impact!

We rely upon the time and generosity of our volunteers, corporate partners and individual donors to fund cutting-edge cancer research and real estate education programs.

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