Sol Anderson joined I Grow Chicago as our Executive Director with over 13 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Anderson is a strong, strategic leader who brings a wealth of knowledge to our organization and community. Sol joined I Grow Chicago from LIFT-Chicago, where he had a proven track record of cultivating key new partnerships and developing innovative new program structures. During his tenure at LIFT, Anderson was responsible for increasing the organization’s donations by 30% in 2019 and helped 63% of its members increase their income and 60% of its members increase their net savings.
“The first time I stepped onto the I Grow Chicago Peace Campus I immediately understood the importance and impact of what The Wisdom Council, the Englewood community, the staff, the board, and Robbin have built together,” said Anderson. “Everyone who has played a part in making I Grow what it is today has clearly brought the ‘If in doubt love’ spirit’ to the intersection of 64th & Honore, and I am excited to be joining the organization at a time when Chicago – and our whole world – needs more of that spirit.”