Lindsay Stone is a Manager in the Dispute Advisory and Forensic Services group at Stout Risius Ross, Inc. Lindsay graduated from Miami University with a degree in finance. Lindsay has been a mentor for three years and has been an active member of the YPB for four years. She is the current co-chair of the YPB’s Scholar Selection Committee.
Why did you get involved in HFS Chicago Scholars?
I became involved in HFS Chicago Scholars after attending the Leadership Breakfast several years ago. After learning more about HFS, I was moved by the cause and knew that I had to get involved. I started as a Young Professionals Board member, and after one year I decided to also become a mentor as I wanted to become fully integrated into the HFS program.
What is a personal highlight from serving on the Young Professionals Board?
There is no better feeling than witnessing an effective end-result after months of hard work. Additionally, it is exciting to work with other passionate individuals and witness their impact on HFS over time. A personal highlight from serving on the Young Professionals Board has been working with my team the past three months to take on more responsibility during the scholar selection process and observing the successful implementation of some new processes this year.
Have there been any challenges to serving on the Young Professionals Board?
Personally, my greatest challenge to serving on the Young Professionals Board has been balancing work, personal life, and YPB commitments. At times, all three things can be unpredictable and can pick-up at once. This is something that we all go through, and I have found that having a great committee to lean on during overly busy times is key. We help each other when needed, and it is a testament to the type of individuals that I have the pleasure of serving with on the YPB.
What is a personal highlight from serving as a Mentor?
A personal highlight from serving as a Mentor has been experiencing the growing bond with my scholar. She is now a junior in high school, and she is thriving. She doesn’t realize that she teaches me as much as I teach her, and I am incredibly grateful for the time I get to spend with her. I am constantly blown away by the intelligence, commitment, and drive of the scholars. They truly are remarkable individuals!
How have you been impacted through your experiences as a Mentor and a member of the YPB?
Through my experiences as both a Mentor and a member of the Young Professionals Board, I have learned that you always end up getting back so much more than you put in. HFS has made me more in touch with the needs of young students in the City of Chicago. It has made me grateful for the friendships that I have made while helping out, and it has taught me that giving back truly can make a difference in the lives of others.