Board of Directors
JEFFREY C. RAPPIN
President, Victory Gardens Board of Directors
Mr. Rappin has served on the Victory Gardens Board of Directors for the last 6 years and was elected President of the Board in 2008.
Outside of his Victory Gardens commitments, Mr. Rappin is Chairman of the Board for Evergreen Real-Estate Services, LLC. Evergreen was formed in 1999 and is a full service real estate development and management company specializing in affordable housing. Previously he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for The Habitat Company, a Chicago based real estate company. Mr. Rappin has been a practicing attorney in Chicago since 1966. Before joining Habitat in 1987, he was a senior partner in a major Chicago law firm specializing in all aspects of real estate law. He received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and graduated from the University of Chicago Law School.
Mr. Rappin has served on various committees of both the American and Chicago Bar Associations, primarily in the areas of real estate development and financing. He has also lectured on aspects of real estate development before various bar groups. He has served on School Boards for both Northbrook and Glencoe and has also acted as Chairman of the Nominating Committee for the New Trier High School Board. His recent charitable participation includes involvement with Literacy Chicago, Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. (which operates One Step At A Time Camp), AIDS Chicago and the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation.