Paul and Amy have been married for over 27 years and are blessed with four children. They are the proud founders of the Blavin Scholars Programs at the University of Michigan and Northern Arizona University which has thus far supported over 100 young adults who have experienced foster care to achieve their dreams of a post-secondary education and a better life. They are also the co-founders of Freehab, a residential life transformation program for homeless and incarcerated women ages 18-26 that are challenged with addiction, mental illness, and homelessness.
Paul graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Distinction from the University of Michigan and earned an MBA at Harvard Business School. Amy and Paul established FOR GOOD. in order to utilize multimedia to enhance the impact of their philanthropic efforts. In his prior career, Paul served as an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, the President of First Mercury Financial Corporation, a publicly traded insurance company, and co-founded and managed a private investment partnership, PWB Value Partners, L.P.
Amy attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh majoring in Journalism. Amy was on the board of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and lead a group of former survivors back to their camps in Germany and Poland. Amy is also on the board of Ready to Succeed which focuses on high level internships and career connections with former foster youth. Her focus is to give respect, attention and love to those that are most disregarded in society.