Wide Angle Lunch Series: Jill Chalsty

For tickets, please call (843) 723-9912 or click here.  $20 members, $25 nonmembers

Educator Jill Siegal Chalsty believes that there is no excuse for failing to teach our children the obvious keys to success—how to study, behave, and dream.  And she has targeted such failure for extinction.  She is the founder of the Community for Education Foundation and its Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills Education program.  Since the organization’s inception in 1992, it has helped close to four million students in 41 countries learn the skills they need to be successful in life.

A former film and television producer, Jill is the author of Overcoming Obstacles: Making the Most of Lifes Challenges & Opportunities, which was released in 2004.  She was a member of the faculty at the Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University and a recipient of a Founder’s Medallion at National Philanthropy Day, a Conflict Resolution Award from the Superintendent of Brooklyn and Staten Island High Schools, and an Edison International Partner in Excellence Award for her service to the nation.  She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the Medical University of South Carolina. She and her husband, John Chalsty, live in Charleston.