New Trier 2022 Alumni Honoree – John Donahoe ’78

The New Trier Educational Foundation hosted Gala 2022 on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Northbrook. Proceeds from the gala help to fund exceptional educational opportunities throughout New Trier. The Alumni Hall of Honor Class of 2022 received their Alumni Achievement Awards at the gala. The guests were treated to moving remarks from the honorees, either in person or in a submitted video, during the evening. After having served on Nike’s Board of Directors for six years, John Donahoe, New Trier Class of 1978, joined Nike as CEO in January 2020 to grow the Nike Brand as well as Nike’s global business portfolio. Previously, he was president and CEO for ServiceNow and eBay. Earlier in his career, Donahoe worked for Bain & Company for almost 20 years, becoming the firm’s CEO in 1999. A former basketball player and lifelong sports fan, he received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Ernest C. Arbuckle Award, which recognizes excellence in management leadership.