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Available in 2020

Available in the USA

Tom Tuohy

Tom Tuohy is an attorney, author, professor, founder and CEO of CBA, LLC, and founder of Dreams for Kids, Inc, a 30-year nonprofit youth organization.  

Tom founded the social enterprise Comprehensive Benefits Plan of America, LLC (CBA) in 2015, to elevate the financial wellness of the working class by providing essential professional services and everyday products at affordable rates. CBA, a Personal Concierge for Financial Independence, is available as a custom branded financial wellness benefits plan for companies, unions, and faith-based groups, and directly to individuals.

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Topics Covered

Tom has a wealth of experience across a range of sectors

Social Entrepreneurship

Applying innovative, market based, solutions to societies most pressing social issues.

Philanthropy

Living a fulfilled life. Making an impact in your community and the world. Leaving a lasting legacy.

Service Leadership

Leading with integrity, purpose and generosity.

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Tom’s Work

Empowering At‐Risk Youth

Tom founded Dreams for Kids (DFK) in 1989 at the request of his mother, Patricia. He developed 3 programs for underserved youth. Holiday for Hope, Extreme Recess and  Dream Leaders, a social entrepreneurship training program. Dreams for Kids was recognized by Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management KIN Global as its featured, innovative nonprofit.

Elevating The Middle Class

In 2015, Tom founded the social enterprise Comprehensive Benefits Plan of America (CBA), to help level the playing field for the middle class and gig economy employees with no benefits by
providing financial wellness resources for essential financial planning, insurance, health, and personal products and services.

Serving Legal Needs of Families

Founded Tuohy Law Offices in 1982. Served as Special Assistant Attorney General of Illinois (84-­88). Awarded the Prestigious Highest Rating (AV) for Legal Skill and Competence for 20 consecutive years, by the premier attorney rating service of Martindale Hubbell. Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Dreams for Kids

Changing the world…one person at a time

“Dreams for Kids is a remarkable work…a story of courage and fear…about strategies for living everyday life with compassion, acceptance and love. One person can truly make a difference and change lives—even their own—by reaching out to those in need.”

— John Kemp, Past President, US International Council on Disabilities, 1991 Horatio Alger Distinguished American

“Dreams for Kids has inspired me to do all I can to use my success to lift the lives of at-risk youth. This is something I want to be part of, helping kids, making sure they have good role models. You reach out and you might touch one of these kids and they might want to do the same for another person.”

— Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints, 2010 Super Bowl Champion

Tom Tuohy’s Blog

Reflections on Life, Service and Legacy

When You Hate, We All Lose

By / Tom Tuohy / September 5, 2020

I have lived long enough to see how this plays out. Hatred is never a winning hand. ...

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Grateful for Being in the Eye of the Storm

By / Tom Tuohy / August 28, 2020

Recently, my friend, Anna Catalano, hosted a Zoom Happy Hour. Like the rest of us, Anna w...

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Replace Hate

How Do We End the Hate?

By / Tom Tuohy / January 21, 2019

“We must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a...

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“Tom Tuohy’s unforgettable closing address at the renowned Maui Writer’s Conference in 2006 inspired me beyond words. Having worked with Tom on several projects in support of his wonderful Dreams for Kids organization since, I can only say that my initial stellar impression of the man has only increased. There are a handful of people you meet in life who you know will make a profound impact on the world, and Tom is one of them. His work to empower young people of all abilities to fulfill their God-given potential is going to change the world for the better. As a former fighter pilot, I’ll put it this way: Tom Tuohy is one of the very few men I would fly and fight for . . . to the death, if the mission required it. I’m honored to know Tom as a friend, and proud to give him the very highest possible recommendation.”

JAMES HAYHURST

Director, United States Parachute Association

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