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OMD's exemplary leadership, scalable program model, and growing recognition give us confidence that OMD will help transform our region over the coming years by ensuring that thousands more high-potential students graduate from community college prepared to succeed.”

Liam Krehbiel
Founder and CEO at A Better Chicago

Community and college partners help to empower our scholars through financial support, sponsorships, workplace visits and experiential events, internships, and employee volunteers. Because of the deep commitment made by our partners, scholars gain exposure to professionals and situations that prepare them for life after graduation.

The benefits of partnership don’t begin and end with OMD scholars. The world’s most successful companies understand the connection between being a good corporate citizen and employee engagement. By partnering with OMD, you’re supporting the next generation of community and business leaders—at OMD and within your company.

“We have coaches and mentors working with OMD. We find that those employees that are engaged in community and volunteerism are more likely to stay with our company, and we’re able to recruit employees through these channels as well. They get to build their skills, including leadership skills,” says David Woolwine, Director—Reputation, Community Engagement and Public Affairs at Allstate Insurance.

Each OMD Partner brings a unique and powerful perspective to our programs and our scholars.

Get Involved
There are numerous ways to become an OMD Partner. Companies can sponsor scholars, OMD programming, and career exploration events; provide coaches, volunteers, and board leadership; and hire scholars for internships and alumni for full-time positions.

From sponsoring one of OMD’s on-site college programs to supporting a team of scholars and other scholar development events, there are a variety of sponsorship options that can align with your goals and priorities.

Visit our Donation page here or contact Allison Lipsman, Director of Development.

As OMD Coaches, your employees will make a lasting impact not just with scholars, but also in your business. OMD provides the training and ongoing support to make the volunteer experience meaningful.

Visit our Coach page here or contact Michaela McGill, Volunteer Manager.

Diversify your workforce by hiring OMD Scholars—a group of talented and motivated individuals who have the skills and the drive to be an asset to your team.

Learn more about OMD’s professional supports here and contact Veronica Herrero, Chief Program Officer, to discuss further.

2015–2016 Partners Include

  • Allstate Insurance
  • Brinson Foundation
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Citadel
  • City Year
  • Freedman Seating Company
  • Havi Global Solutions
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Nursing
  • Metropolitan Capital Bank & Trust
  • Northwestern University School of Medicine
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Origin Investments
  • Ounce of Prevention
  • Pathway Senior Living
  • PEAK6 Investments
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Invest for Kids
  • OSA Foundation
  • SVP Chicago