Mark Sander

Mark Sander

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Board of Regents

Birthplace: Elgin, Illinois

Where did you go to college and what was your major?
University of Illinois for finance, University of Chicago for an MBA

Have you lived in any other cities or countries?
No…Sweet Home Chicago

Where do you currently work? Tell us about your current role.
Old National Bank as the President and COO

What are your passions or hobbies outside of work?
Family, golf, tennis, skiing, music

When you were in high school, what were your favorite activities outside the classroom?
Football and basketball

What is your favorite place to travel to? What do you like to do there?
Europe, because I love history and different cultures.
Hilton Head Island—playing beach games at my happy place.

Who is the person who made the greatest impact on your life growing up? How did they help shape you?
My mom. Her humility, kindness, and selflessness made her a great role model.

How did you get connected to the Mercy Home?
Jim Marrese [Mercy Home’s Director of Business Development & Strategic Initiatives], he is obviously a great advocate for the mission.

Why is the mission of Mercy Home important to you?
Social services for disadvantaged youth is the most important charitable work in my view, to give everyone a chance. Mercy Home deeply helps kids thrive with a lasting, values-based approach.

What do you consider to be your proudest accomplishment?
Raising kids with good values in this challenging world.

What would you like your legacy at Mercy Home to be?
I’m not concerned with my legacy; I just want to help where I can.

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