Bob Muzikowski is founder and president of Chicago Hope Academy, a Christian high school on the West side of Chicago that seeks to serve children in high-risk neighbourhoods. Having achieved success as the owner of an investment and insurance company, Muzikowski has a passion for lifting kids out of desperate situations and transforming them into “leaders of character empowered by the hope that is in Jesus Christ.” Together with several colleagues, Muzikowski founded Chicago Hope Academy and operated the largest inner-city Little League in the country.
Bob has the dubious distinction of being misplayed by Keanu Reeves in the Paramount Pictures’ movie, Hardball, and subsequently authored the bestseller, Safe at Home, in response to the film. He has a B.A. and MBA from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from the School of Hard Knocks, and owns Benefit Planning, Inc. Muzikowski is married to Tina, a former JP Morgan FX Trader and mother to their seven children. The Muzikowskis live on the Southwest side of Chicago where they don’t have to keep up with the Joneses because the Joneses don’t have very much. This frees up a lot of capital.