The video below was produced, filmed and edited entirely by the members of the Live Like John Service and Leadership Institute (LLJSLI) to promote awareness of our mission. This first initiative of the LLJSLI is an excellent example of young people working together to create positive change.
In its seventh year, the Foundation works to involve students in its mission for the young patients afflicted with brain tumors and their families: better communication and coordination of care between patients, families and providers; improving the quality of life of patients; and most importantly, funding specifically targeted pediatric brain tumor research and research options to eradicate pediatric brain tumors.

The Live Like John Service and Leadership Institute was created in 2014 to provide an opportunity to student leaders who are eager to gain exposure to the workings of a Foundation Board, become aware and involved in a more than worthwhile cause, develop creative ways to provide assistance to the Foundation, and learn more about the members of our Board on a personal and professional level. This service opportunity will provide a great advantage for motivated students. Given the Foundation’s mission is focused on pediatric patients, involving the youth of the community could benefit the Foundation in elevating awareness for our important cause.

The 2021/2022 Live Like John Service and Leadership Institute Members:

Annalisa Barajas, Richards
Julie Casey, Richards
Nora Clancy, Saint Ignatius
Rose Condron, Jones
Tommy Dobry, Fenwick
Margaret Fitzpatrick, Saint Ignatius
Lucy Guest, Mother McAuley
Julia Ilaraza, Mother McAuley
Quinn Hynes, Fenwick
Danny McGarel, Fenwick
Kevin McShane, Brother Rice
Marty Morrissey, Fenwick
Danny O’Connor, Mount Carmel
Hannah O’Connor, Mother McAuley
Lily O’Dea, Richards
Annie O’Malley, Mother McAuley
Molly Ross, Saint Ignatius
Marty Ryan, Brother Rice
Elizabeth Saas, Mother McAuley
Jane Siffermann, Fenwick
Burke Stanton, Whitney Young
Audrey Styczynski, Saint Ignatius
Caroline Sullivan, Mother McAuley
Leena Webb, Mother McAuley
Nora Wilson, Mother McAuley
Bridget Winters, Marist

Graduated Members

Nick Adent, Saint Rita
Joe Alvarez, Brother Rice
Tom Alvarez, Brother Rice
Cece Antonietti, Mother McAuley
Dominic Antonietti, Mount Carmel
Mary Kate Barron, Saint Ignatius
Caelah Borkovec, Marist
Teddy Bracewell, Mount Carmel
Morgan Cardenas, Richards
Donna Carinato, Fenwick
Faith Carey, Mother McAuley
Annie Chellberg, Mother McAuley
Grace Clancy, Saint Ignatius
Ann Marie Cleary, Mother McAuley
Pete Conroy, Saint Rita
Kevin Corrigan, Marist
Ava Courtney, Mother McAuley
Patrick Cranley, Saint Rita
Jillian Crema, Mother McAuley
Analia Dama, Saint Francis
Jamie Doherty, Saint Ignatius
Sarah Dunn, Mother McAuley
Sean Dunn, Brother Rice
Connor Earley, Saint Rita
Sarah Erickson, Glenbrook
Ryan Fidler, Saint Rita
Tom Gallagher, Brother Rice
Katherine Gillespie, Richards
Grace Gorman, Mother McAuley
Jack Grant, Mount Carmel
Ellie Guest, Mother McAuley
Liam Guest, Mount Carmel
Maeve Hartnett, Mother McAuley
Nora Hartnett, Mother McAuley
Luke Hogan, Saint Ignatius
Zoey Holland, Saint Ignatius
Isabel Hynes, Fenwick
Salena Ibrahim, Mother McAuley
Marty Jepsen, Marist
Maeve Keeley, Mother McAuley
Charlie Kleist, Brother Rice
Thomas Kleist, Brother Rice
Michael Larkin, Saint Rita
Will March, Saint Rita
Grace McGarel, Fenwick
Luke McGarel, Fenwick
Faith McNamara, Marist
Nolan McNamara, Saint Ignatius
Brad McNicholas, Saint Ignatius
Jack McShane, Brother Rice
Nora McShane, Mother McAuley
Avery Miller, Loyola Academy
Mary Moran, Saint Ignatius
Colin Morrissey, Fenwick
Delaney Mulcahy, Marist
Desmond Mulcahy, Marist
Ciara Nelligan, Mother McAuley
Jack Nelligan, Brother Rice
Kiley Nelligan, Mother McAuley
Moira Nelligan, Mother McAuley
Aidan O’Connor, Brother Rice
Grace O’Connor, Marist
Ethan O’Dea, Richards
Sean O’Keefe, Jones
Brennan O’Malley, Brother Rice
Tara O’Malley, Mother McAuley
Thomas Phelan, Brother Rice
Nora Riordan, Mother McAuley
Brigid Ross, Saint Ignatius
Mia Rugai, Saint Ignatius
Catherine Saas, Mother McAuley
TJ Saas, Brother Rice
Sean Smith, Saint Rita
Tom Stanton, Whitney Young
Jack Sullivan, Brother Rice
Michael Sullivan, Brother Rice
Natalie Sullivan, Marist
Patrick Sullivan, Mount Carmel
Delia Troy, Saint Ignatius
Margo Vandeveld, Mother McAuley
Maxwell Vandeveld, Mount Carmel
Pete Vandeveld, Mount Carmel
Paul Witry, Saint Ignatius

The Live Like John Service and Leadership Institute:


The goal of the Institute is to interpret the Board’s mission in a way that inspires young adults and teens, and hopefully will in turn expand and diversify the Foundation’s base of support. Institute member benefits include a hands on knowledge of philanthropic activities, instruction on the structure and procedures of Foundation Board, and undertaking service or other projects aimed at spurring involvement in, raising awareness of, and/or providing financial support for the Foundation and its mission.

The Institute members are from the teen and high school communities who are interested in raising awareness of the staggering statistics related to pediatric brain cancer. They are actively involved in service and furthering the Foundation’s mission – to create a better quality of life for children and teens diagnosed with brain tumors and to ultimately find a cure for this insidious disease.

Members & Member Responsibilities

Members are from a diverse pool of students from area high schools. Institute meetings are mentored by one or more representatives from the Board of Directors of the Foundation. Institute members have the opportunity to meet each of the Foundation’s Board members and attend Board meetings. Teens who are interested in giving back to the community, and who are interested in volunteering their time for a great cause, are encouraged to apply for membership.

Institute members are required to attend regular meetings, participate in fundraising and awareness events and generally promote the Foundation’s mission in the community.

2023 Applicants

Every year we open up our spring application process and invite those interested to apply to become an Institute member. 
Applicants selected for interviews will be notified via email. 
 All interviews will be scheduled starting at the end of May. Thank you for your interest!
We are accepting 2023 Applications!
Click above to apply! 

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