ALTA Board Member Names President of Jesse White Foundation Board

March 4, 2014

The Jesse White Foundation Board of Directors recently elected Peter Birnbaum, president and CEO of Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund Inc. as its president, and Sarah Boeckman, ATG’s counsel, as secretary of the foundation.

The Jesse White Foundation's mission is to support the Jesse White Tumbling Team and Training Program, as well as to administer and operate the Jesse White Scholarship Program and the Jesse White Tutoring Program.

Birnbaum, who serves as treasurer on ALTA’s board of governors, has long been involved in serving “at-risk” children. He is a past president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. He and his wife have been a Big Brother and Big Sister for more than16 years. Birnbaum is also on the board of Overseers of Chicago-Kent College of Law and the American Land Title Association. He is a Laureate of the Academy of Illinois Lawyers and received the Chicago Bar Association Vanguard Award. Birnbaum was honored by the Illinois Legislature in House Resolution 384 for his work with children’s charities.

Birnbaum has served on the board of directors of the Jesse White Foundation for five years, and is helping lead efforts to build the Jesse White Community Center.

Boeckman worked for ATG as a law clerk in the Chicago office while attending law school at the University of Wisconsin, and was promoted to her current position after passing the bar in July 2012. She has been active in several ATG public service projects. In addition to the Jesse White Foundation, she led ATG’s support of the Lawyers Feeding Illinois project, the Cara program that provides job placement services for the underprivileged, a partnership with Urban Initiatives and a volunteer project with a home for abused women.

ATG top members Denis Pierce, Pierce and Associates, and Ernie Codilis, Codilis & Associates, have been supporters of the Jesse White Foundation.

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