Kevin Grillot’s leadership has always been front and center. As an intern at Caterpillar, his initiative saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars and earned him a Green Belt in Six Sigma business methodology.
As President of Students for Life at Saint Louis University, he announced the student group’s intention to create an endowment, so no person has to choose between having a child and having an education. One year later, with the involvement of many, the students established the endowment. Now, the Pregnant and Parenting Student Assistance has dispersed $60,000 in aid and continues at a rate of over $10,000 per year.
Kevin’s strong leadership is paired with advanced pro-life knowledge. Selected to participate in the inaugural year of the Vita Institute at the University of Notre Dame, Kevin learned from leaders in the fields of embryology, law, and more.
In 2011, John-Paul hired Kevin as weDignify’s first Campus Mentor. As the “Guinea pig” of a new initiative, Kevin was given a vague job description, 2 days of training, and then sent to a brand new place: Chicago.
Six years later and hundreds of students mentored, weDignify’s Campus Mentor Program is flourishing.
In 2013, Kevin married Becca. In February 2015, their son, Thomas, was born. Kevin and Becca welcomed their second son, Luke in October 2016. A proud husband and father, Kevin’s family brings him more joy in life than he ever dreamed.
Also in 2013, Kevin was promoted to Executive Director of weDignify.
Most recently, as one of the youngest participants, Kevin earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. Kevin’s continued learning comes as no surprise to his staff, as he’s always reading something.
With business acumen, leadership, and passion, Kevin continues to understand problems, dream beyond them, and relentlessly lead in building a culture of life.
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