Mark Anderson Named a Member of the Edward Foundation's Board of Directors


The Edward Foundation has named Mark D. Anderson as a member of its Board of Directors. Established in 1990, The Edward Foundation supports Edward Hospital & Health Services’ community health care initiatives, including free services and health and wellness programs; centers of excellence like Edward Heart Hospital and Edward Cancer Center; and programs like the Ronald McDonald Family Room.

Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare provider comprised of two main campuses located in Naperville and Plainfield, plus outpatient facilities and physician office locations throughout the western suburbs of Chicago. To date, the Edward Foundation has raised more than $40 million in its mission.

As a member of the Board of Directors, Mark and his fellow volunteer members work closely with the hospital, civic and business leaders, and community organizations to identify philanthropic opportunities and to ensure that the contributions the Foundation receives are invested in a meaningful and ethical manner.

Before becoming a Foundation board member, Mark served on the Foundation’s Planned Giving Committee.

Mark has been a member of Aronberg Goldgehn David & Garmisa since May 2015. He represents real estate developers, privately held corporations, limited liability companies, and family enterprises consisting of various corporations, LLCs and trusts in a wide range of tax and general business law matters. He also maintains an estate planning practice, which is a value-added service to business owners and their families.

Mark has provided general business representation, tax and financing advice in connection with numerous business acquisitions and mergers, structuring of new business formations, long-term operating businesses, multi-family housing real estate developments, shopping centers and hotels. This representation has involved private and publicly owned corporations, employee pension funds and their investment advisors, and numerous syndicated and non-syndicated partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies and S-corporations.

He also has extensive experience in tax planning and trust and estate administration on behalf of business owners and their families, coordinating tax planning with efficient business operations. These planning services are provided within the framework of maintaining family plans for income and asset distribution, economic control and asset protection.

In addition to his core tax and estate planning practice, Mark enjoys working on complex LLC operating agreements and is a frequent speaker on this subject, as well as asset protection planning and related matters. 

Mark earned his Masters of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and began his legal career in the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service as a Tax Law Specialist.

In addition to Mark, the Edward Foundation Board of Directors also approved Julie Chirico and Leigh-Anne Kazma as new board members.

Julie has extensive professional fundraising experience and has been a major gifts consultant for the Edward Foundation. In addition, she has served on the Foundation Events Committee, participated in the Naperville Junior Women’s Club, Naperville Responds and 100+ Women Who Care.

Leigh-Ann is president of the Kazma Family Foundation, which provides scholarships to Chicago-area students. She is a member of numerous boards, including the Chicago Big Shoulders Fund and several elementary and secondary school boards. Kazma has established a scholarship at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, and is funding school construction in Honduras and a college scholarship program in El Salvador.

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