Mission Statement
The mission of the Educational Foundation is to provide information and develop resources that promote and build awareness of ethical business practices and marketplace trust to benefit consumers and businesses. For consumers our focus is on avoiding scams and fraud, identify protection, and financial fitness. For businesses our focus is on promoting ethics, fostering trust with consumers, and successful business practices.

BBB Educational Foundation
300 N. Wabash Ave. #3120
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-245-2538
Email: foundation@chicago.bbb.org

Board of Directors
Allen A. Rodriguez, Chair
Rodriguez Consulting

Steve Hall, Secretary/Treasurer
Vice President, Small Business Lending 
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
New Markets Support Company (NMSC)

Steve J. Bernas, Director
President & CEO
Better Business Bureau serving Chicago & Northern Illinois

Alex Felton, Director
Vice President; Commercial Banking, Diversity and Inclusion 
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Tuan Nguyen, Director
Vice President, Business Banking
First Midwest Bank

Brian C. Thomas, Director
President, AEP Manufacturing
Turn-Key Processing Solutions, LLC

IRS Form 990