The following organization is important to John:
Girls on the Run-Chicago is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire girls to be healthy and confident. Using a fun, experience-based after-school curriculum, which creatively integrates running, the innovative program combines training for a 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development. Over the past 13 years, Girls on the Run-Chicago has served more than 27,000 girls, aged 8–14, across six Chicagoland counties. In 2014, more than 1,000 coaches will mentor 8,000 girls, empowering them with the confidence and character they need to become strong, healthy women. John sits on the board of directors.