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Farah Eck

Membership Division Manager, Lions Clubs International

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Farah Eck oversees the global membership division for Lions Clubs International (LCI), the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving communities through volunteer service. Farah’s background is in fundraising, organizational capacity building, communications, and stakeholder engagement. Prior to her role at LCI, Farah served as the alumni and volunteer relations director of the Young African Leadership Initiative Regional Leadership Center East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. Other previous roles include work with international alumni on behalf of the University of Chicago, consulting for a variety of nonprofits ranging from social service agencies to higher education institutions, and fundraising for children’s health and wellness organizations.

Eck is a global citizen who was born of a Pakistani father, American mother, and has lived and worked in 32 countries. She was elected to the National Council of the United Nations Association-USA as a Great Lakes Representative and serves as the president of the United Nations Association Chicago Chapter. Eck has coauthored a children’s cookbook and nutritional guide, Freddy, Fork it Over!, and is currently penning a children’s storybook based upon oral Kenyan folklore. She has a BA in advertising from Bradley University, a MA in communications and graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and a MA in international relations and conflict resolution from American Public University.