OMD Collaborators

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Deloitte is proud to support One Million Degrees. This is a program that works to address a tremendous need here in Chicago. We support OMD with volunteers that serve as mentors and coaches and through event sponsorship. We are passionate about helping to make a difference for OMD’s Scholars and our shared Chicago community.”

Andrew Feinberg
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Deloitte has a strong commitment to OMD and their Scholars. From board involvement and skills-based volunteerism to event sponsorship, Deloitte is excited to see the success of the Scholars now and hopefully beyond graduation.

Through Deloitte’s Corporate Citizenship efforts, Deloitte provides opportunities for their employees to engage in a significant way to make an impact that matters.

17 Deloitte employees serve as OMD Coaches

OMD Coaches provide ongoing support to Scholars during a 90-minute, once-a-month, Saturday Coaching Session during the academic year at several community colleges. Additionally, they are available to Scholars via phone or email as needed during the month.

“The commitment and belief of the Coaches and Scholars in the program and in each other makes OMD something truly special. I believe I grow as much – if not more – from working with my Scholar as he does from working with me.” – Steve Inacker, Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP and OMD Coach

OMD/x hosted by Deloitte, with Arne Duncan

OMD/x: The Idea Exchange highlights One Million Degrees’ role as a convener and thought leader in the fields of higher education and social mobility. This year’s OMD/x event, held in February, featured an address by Carl Allegretti, Chicago Office Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP.

Making an Impact on Scholars with real work

As part of Deloitte’s annual Impact Day activities, Deloitte professionals worked with 20-25 OMD Scholars on a real OMD-focused business project. At the end of the day of service, the Scholars presented their work to Deloitte and OMD leadership.

“The opportunity for Scholars to work with Deloitte professionals on real business problems is invaluable not only for their education, but for their confidence as business professionals.” – Paige Ponder, OMD CEO

Helping to elevate OMD operations

Over an eight week, skills-based volunteerism project, Deloitte’s Chicago Education Consulting Cooperative worked with OMD on five distinct projects. They included:

  • Program Coordinator Career Development and Training Model
  • Program Coordinator Onboarding Experience Improvement
  • Corporate Partner Value Proposition Refinement
  • Performance Management Dashboard Enhancement
  • New Geography Expansion Blueprint

Are you ready to get involved?
Become part of our community of corporate partners. Contact us to explore ways to partner, including sponsoring a team of scholars, engaging your employees in volunteer opportunities, and hiring our scholars.
Contact Allison Lipsman, Chief Development Officer at or by calling 312.469.3681.

2016–2017 Partners Include

  • Bank of America Foundation
  • CME Group Community Foundation
  • Deloitte
  • Enova International, Inc.
  • GCM Grosvenor
  • Grainger
  • Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation
  • Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation
  • The Rundgren Foundation
  • Wintrust