Harris Wallack ’10 recently received an MBA at Northeastern University and will begin his career at Ernst and Young as a Workforce Advisory Consultant this summer.
Harris is a philanthropic leader and community advocate, with a passion for improving the lives of children and families. He is both a “Big” and Board Member at Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (JBBBS), a Greater Boston based organization that matches children with adult role models, providing them with mentorship, guidance, and support.
Recently, Harris has taken on a new challenge, spearheading a collaborative effort between JBBBS and JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). This partnership pairs “Bigs” with type one diabetes (T1D) with “Littles” with T1D and aims to make a positive impact on these children and their families, providing them with resources, support, and a sense of community. Harris’ leadership and dedication have been instrumental in bringing the two organizations together and creating a successful program. Under his guidance, JBBBS has trained its mentors to understand the unique needs of children with T1D and provide them with the emotional and practical support they need.
Harris has also been a leader at Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), serving on the Young Adult Philanthropy Board and chairing the SPARK program which engages young adults with Israel and CJP’s partner organizations. Harris is a graduate of CJP’s Kadimah Young Leadership program. He also co-chairs the Brothers for Life (BFL) ATID program which works to engage young adults with BFL and its mission to support injured Israeli combat soldiers.
During his time at The Rashi School, Harris first became interested in Tikkun Olam, where he was exposed at a young age to the impact people can have on others through programs like Tamchui. He has also been inspired by his parents and grandparents who have served as role models for volunteer leadership and philanthropy.