Joel Schwitzer, the Executive Director of the Hillel Foundation at the University of Illinois has been recognized for his outstanding commitment and measurable successes as a community leader in Illinois. Central Illinois Business Magazine has included Joel in its annual Forty Under 40 Awards to honor his dedication to non-profit causes. In his sixth year in Champaign-Urbana, Joel manages a million dollar budget in programming and outreach efforts for Jewish Illini. Together with a team of dedicated volunteers and professionals, Joel worked to secure the funding and oversee the building of the Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, a state-of-the-art facility to better serve the varied needs of Jewish students on campus. Reaching beyond Hillel, Joel has volunteered with and fostered extensive relationships with other community and university leaders, including the Champaign-Urbana Diversity Network, Religious Workers Association, among others. Joel shares his commitment to community affairs with his wife Beri and their daughters Zoe and Mira.