Tom Tuohy is an attorney, author, founder and CEO of CBA, LLC and founder of Dreams for Kids, Inc.
Tom founded the social enterprise Comprehensive Benefits Plan of America, LLC (CBA) in 2015, to elevate the middle class by providing essential professional services and every day products at affordable rates. CBA, a Personal Concierge for Financial Independence, is available as a custom branded benefits plan for companies, unions and faith based groups, as well directly to individuals.
The son of a single parent, Tom founded the nonprofit Dreams for Kids, Inc in 1989. Working with at-risk youth and those with disabilities inspired him to create an award winning youth program that replaces charity with opportunity. Youth, sponsored by individuals and local businesses, learn essential entrepreneurship skills as they build social enterprises.
In 2015, Tom was selected as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has also been awarded the Prestigious Highest Rating (AV) for Legal Skill and Competence for 16 consecutive years, and sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar in 1990. He served as Special Assistant Attorney General of Illinois and founded Tuohy Law Offices in 1982.
In 2011, Stanford Graduate School of Business awarded Tom a Fellowship to study and share best practices on social innovation with 46 corporate and nonprofit leaders from 14 countries. He is a graduate of DePaul University, DePaul Law School and Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern as an Executive Scholar.
Tom has shared his work and message with tens of thousands of people throughout his diverse career. He speaks from his heart on personal transformation and community change, presenting extensively to business organizations, labor unions, student groups and educators on social entrepreneurship, volunteerism and social activism, estate and legacy planning and the evolution of nonprofit into pure social enterprise.