Gorter Family Foundation
Since providing seed capital for North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) in 2008, the Gorter Family Foundation has remained NCCP’s primary funder and serves as the Board of Directors, acting as thought partners to NCCP leadership on matters both financial and strategic. As venture philanthropists, the Gorter Family Foundation not only contributes financially to qualified organizations, but also provides operational support, general business acumen and networking opportunities. Through contributions of time, money, skills and strong partnerships with local residents and existing organizations, the Gorter Family Foundation seeks to strengthen and revitalize the communities of Lake County, including the city of North Chicago.
Audrey F. Gorter
After graduating from The Ethel Walker School, Audrey attended Vassar College and the University of Geneva. She has served on the board of Allendale School Shelter Club and the Lake Forest Country Day School.
David F. Gorter
David graduated from Lake Forest College in 1980 with a BA in History. Immediately following graduation he founded SSU Corporation, a diversified homeowner and commercial maintenance service company, which he still runs today. Additionally, he is President of DK Organics LLC, an organics recycling business as well as President of 4Medapproved.com, the most comprehensive online resource specializing in Health Information Technology, especially as it pertains to Electronic Health Records (EHR), Health Information Exchange (HIE), HIPPA compliance/security and HIT/EHR education. In addition to his work as a member of the Gorter Family Foundation and North Chicago Community Partners, he serves on the Board of the Lake Forest College, where he is on the Executive Committee and serves as chair of the Property and Operations Committee. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and a member of the Men's Committee for Lurie Children's Hospital. He is a past member of the Board of the Lake Forest Country Day School.
James P. Gorter
Jim was born in Baltimore, Maryland, attended the Gilman Country School and earned an BA degree in economics from Princeton University in 1951. He attended the London School of Economics on a Woodrow Wilson fellowship and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1955. In 1956 Jim joined Goldman, Sachs and Co. and became a partner in 1965. He served on the Management Committee and was co-head of the Investment Banking Division. After retiring from Goldman, Sachs in 1988, Jim served as Chairman of Baker, Fentress & Co., a closed-end investment fund from 1988 to 2000. During his career, he served on the board of directors of various companies, including Caterpillar, Inc., Kirsch Company, Globe Union and Foremost Insurance. Jim is a past chairman of Lake Forest College and Lake Forest Hospital, and co-founder and past chairman of the Duke Islamic Studies Center.
Mary Gorter Krey
Mary graduated in 1983 from University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA after having received her BS from Duke University. Mary worked at Goldman Sachs as a vice president in Fixed Income until 1990. In 1999 the Gorter family formed Green Bay Management Company, their family investment office and Mary has served as president since that time. She serves as president of NCCP and worked closely with Jennifer Grumhaus to establish the organization. Mary was actively involved for many years with the Allendale Shelter Club, the Forest Bluff Montessori School and the Thacher School.