"I love what we do with entire families, providing people with a hand up. It aligns with my values so well."
A strong leader who grew up in Chicago's Latino community, Patty Gaytan Perez enjoys the opportunity to lend her skill set and expertise to Erie Neighborhood House as president of the board of directors. "I love what we do with entire families, providing people with a hand up. It aligns with my values so well," she says.
Now with Kirkland & Ellis, Patty first joined the board while working for Drinker, Biddle & Reath. Over the years, she has developed a deep appreciation for the people who make Erie House programs so successful. "I’ve always been impressed with the quality of staff at Erie House—these are all people who choose to work here because they care about the mission of the organization."