Age: 56
Occupation: Cofounder and president of Chicago Cares

Chicago Cares, which Bluhm cofounded in 1991, is the largest volunteer mobilizing nonprofit in the Midwest. In March, its visibility shot up when Governor Pritzker, stressing an urgent need for volunteers, ceded the lectern to the charity’s CEO in his daily coronavirus briefing. With a billionaire dad and a Rolodex that includes law school pal Lori Lightfoot and childhood friends J.B. Pritzker and investment manager Michael Sacks, Bluhm has the kind of access to funding and policy-makers that opens doors.