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Tom Tuohy
Works at Comprehensive Benefits of America, LLC
Attended Stanford Graduate School of Business
Lives in Chicago
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Education
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
    Social Innovation, 2011
  • Kellogg School of Management
    Nonprofit Management, 2010 - 2011
  • DePaul University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate, 1979 - 1982
  • DePaul University
    Marketing, 1975 - 1979
  • University of Cambridge
    International Law, 1982 - 1982
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Attorney; founder of Dreams For Kids; author
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Tom is a practicing attorney, social entrepreneur, author, and founder of Dreams for Kids, a 26 year international youth empowerment organization.

Tom Tuohy served as Special Assistant Attorney General of Illinois and founded Tuohy Law Offices in 1982. Recognizing a need for client information and open access to essential legal services, Tom founded the Fraternal Order of Police Legal Benefits Plan in 1990. His firm has represented over 14,000 individuals and is recognized as one of the top labor firms and provides legal education seminars to municipal employees, members of unions and to the general public. 

In 2015, Tom founded Comprehensive Benefits of America, LLC. which levels the playing field for the middle class, by providing them high level professional resources in financial planning, insurance,legal and real estate services at reduced rates. 

As a son of a single parent, Tom chose to reach out to at-risk youth and later to kids with disabilities. He founded Dreams For Kids in 1989. Working with the most isolated youth in every community inspired Tom to create an award winning social enterprise based youth service and leadership curriculum that emphasizes opportunity over charity. Youth, sponsored by individuals and local businesses, pay it forward by building social projects while learning life and business skills.

In 2011, Stanford Graduate School of Business awarded Tom a Fellowship to study and share best practices on social innovation with 46 corporate and nonprofit leaders from 14 countries. That same year Tom became an Executive Scholar of Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern.

Tom speaks extensively to business organizations, labor unions, student groups and educators on the topics of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise, volunteerism and social activism, estate and legacy planning, nonprofit management, and youth empowerment.
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Attorney, author, nonprofit founder
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Speaking, coaching, writing
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  • Comprehensive Benefits of America, LLC
    CEO, Founder, 2015 - present
    In February 2015 Tom founded the Comprehensive Benefits Plan of America (CBA). He is CEO of the social enterprise which launched for over 100,000 members. CBA levels the playing field for working class Americans. Middle class American citizens now have access to services provided by the highest rated professionals at fees discounted from 10 to 50%. From the first day at work to retirement and beyond, CBA provides access to the most essential individual and family protection. Benefits include services for: Investment and insurance strategies, litigation support, estate planning, residential and commercial real estate transactions, and mortgages and refinancing.
  • Tuohy Law Offices
    Attorney, 1982 - present
    Founded by Tom Tuohy, the attorneys associated with Tuohy Law Offices have recovered over $400 million dollars in damages for injuries sustained by our clients, closed over 3,500 real estate transactions, organized the legal structure of hundreds of businesses and established over 2,700 estate plans. Long recognized as one of Labor's most trusted and respected Chicago law firms, Tuohy Law Offices has been chosen to represent the members of such unions and municipalities as the City of Chicago, State of Illinois Secretary of State, Fraternal Order of Police, IBEW Local #134, and Metra Employees. Mr. Tuohy has been awarded the Prestigious Highest Rating (AV) for Legal Skill and Competence for 14 consecutive years, by the premier attorney rating service of Martindale Hubbell, placing him among the top 5% of all attorneys in the country. AVVO has awarded Mr. Tuohy its highest rating of Superb 10/10. Balancing the work of the law firm is the all important nonprofit organization Dreams For Kids, founded by Mr. Tuohy in 1989. Dreams for Kids works daily to improve the lives of children with disabilities and empowers at-risk youth in an award winning social entrepreneurship based service learning and leadership program.
  • Dreams for Kids
    Founder, 1989 - 2013
    Dreams for Kids provides service, leadership and social opportunities for at-risk youth. Founded in 1989, Dreams for Kids is a volunteer based, registered non-profit 501(c)(3) children’s charity that breaks down social barriers and end the isolation of at-risk youth. Dreams for Kids is empowering youth who live in poverty and those with disabilities, by uniting them with their peers, recognizing their abilities, and allowing their voices to be heard. The most isolated young people from every community are reminded they have something to give, and they are the solution-not the problem.
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Wasnt interested. Actually like reading slow. But this is pretty facinating.  
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Collin Smith was in high school when an accident left him unable to use his arms and legs. So Ernest Greene, 50 years his senior, decided to help. And when Collin went to college, Ernest went, too.
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The Five Regrets of Dying. A must read

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A Stanford research project explored the key differences between lives of happiness and meaningfulness. While the two are similar, dramatic differences exist – and one should not underestimate the power of meaningfulness.
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