2018 Blackboard Affair Corporate Honoree: Deloitte – A Letter from Carl Allegretti, Chicago Managing Partner

Greetings to the incredible WITS Community,

Deloitte’s commitment to education is steeped in the belief that education opens doors to opportunity. Part of that opportunity is having access to caring and dedicated adults. Mentoring is at the heart of Deloitte. It is embedded throughout our work and a hallmark of our corporate culture. The dedication of our people as WITS volunteers embodies this principle. We encourage all Deloitte professionals to be citizens who are engaged in helping provide access to the same opportunities we have all had the privilege to receive.

I am proud to say that since 2004, Deloitte professionals have contributed 8,000 hours of mentorship and shared thousands of stories with Chicago Public Schools students. With our current school partner, Chavez Elementary, we strive to build foundational literacy skills and cultivate positive self-identity with every student we serve. Simultaneously, the students help our Deloitte professionals gain insights on learning, patience, and empathy through the relationships they form together. We believe by investing our time, talent, and financial resources in mentoring students, we are contributing to the development of the future leaders of Chicago.

Deloitte’s support and belief in WITS is our pledge to giving back in a way that is meaningful to our people and city. We are proud to be part of a community that believes in creating opportunities for every student in Chicago to be literate. WITS allows Deloitte professionals to live our values and connect with the youth of Chicago.

We are honored to be recognized by WITS at their 2018 Blackboard Affair. Thank you, WITS, for this tremendous opportunity.

Carl Allegretti
Chicago Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP