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Lily Levine

I am a student at The University of Chicago





About Me

Hi! My name is Lily, and I am an undergraduate at the University of Chicago. In high school, I created the Leave a Mark Foundation with my elementary school friend to raise money for my old orphanage in China. The process of creating this organization sparked my interest in non-profits, and I have since continued my philanthropic work in college.


My Academics

I am majoring in Global Studies and minoring in Human Rights at the University of Chicago.


My Extracurricular Activities

Beauty ' Fashion ' Healthy Cooking/Lifestyle ' Interior Design ' Reading ' Writing ' Film ' Fitness and Exercise In high school, I was an editor on Yearbook, played club and school volleyball for 6 years, and was an Emergency Responder for our American Red Cross team. In college, I write for my school's culinary magazine, and I am part of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority as well as Alpha Phi Omega community service fraternity.


My Sports Activities

I played competitive volleyball at the school and club level for 6 years, qualifying for the Junior Olympics. I played intramural volleyball and broomball in college this past year.


Honors and Awards

2016 Scholastic Gold Key Photography Award ' 2018 Senior World Language Award ' MVP and All-Tournament Team Volleyball Awards ' CSF Tutor ' American Red Cross Emergency Responder 2014-2018


What I am Doing for a Better World

My Favorite Causes

Animal Rescue
Blindness & Vision
Climate Change
Disaster Relief
Domestic Abuse
Global Health
Human Rights
Human Trafficking
Poverty Alleviation
Sexual Abuse
Sustainable Food
Women and Girls


My Favorite Nonprofit Organizations

Habitat for Humanity; Planned Parenthood; Doctors Without Borders; Human Rights Watch; Covenant House; ACLU


My Lifestyle

I use reusable water bottles, limit my meat consumption and avoid red meat completely, carry reusable bags, walk when I can, use reusable sandwich bags, avoid food waste as much as possible, and recycle.


My Volunteering and Community Service

Created the Leave a Mark Foundation to raise funds for an orphanage in China - worked for Project Consent - volunteered at a homeless food kitchen - joined Alpha Phi Omega (community service fraternity) These experiences have exposed me to all the work that needs to be done to improve the world, and it has emphasized the privilege that I possess. I have realized that it is my duty to do the best that I can to reduce pain and suffering, help the planet, and increase the quality of life of others.


My Charitable Wish List on Changing The Present

I love the idea of people donating instead of buying unwanted presents. It is a much more meaningful way to show your love.