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Amanda Pearlstein

Amanda Pearlstein

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For the last five years, Amanda Pearlstein's dedication to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center has served as her primary volunteering passion. Her commitment is inspiring and forward-thinking: as membership and outreach chair on the board of directors, Amanda has helped grow membership by nearly 50 percent. Her efforts have also led to the implementation of many new programs for young adults to develop their careers and learn about the Holocaust. She has chaired multiple fundraising events for the museum as well.

Amanda is also dedicated to fundraising and volunteerism through her work at PNC Bank. She leads different volunteer events and serves as a Grow Up Great champion, a PNC program that nurtures a love of learning in children ages 5 and under.

Amanda also volunteers at El Valor, helped build a local playground, and serves as the director of finance on the YPO Next Generation board.

AGE:
28

PRIMARY GIG:
Corporate Banking Relationship Manager at PNC Bank

ON THE SIDE:
Avid Cardio Kickboxer

RELATIONSHIP STATUS:
Engaged to Sam Tallman (Hooray!!!)

CELEBRITY DOPPELGANGER:
Most recently, I have been told I look like Aly Raisman, but I definitely can’t do a backflip.

SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
I was on Washington University’s student-run EMS program and was a certified EMT from 2009-2012. I volunteered for over 100 hours and learned a lot about how to react in stressful situations.

YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE:
Be friendly to everybody because you never know whose life you will change – and who will change yours.

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