Jeff Machota - Bio

Jeff Machota is Accounts Manager at Community Shares of Illinois, a fundraising consortium of charities with a social justice orientation. He is on the National Staff of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. He also does the books for Champaign County Health Care Consumers and WEFT Community Radio. He grew up in Cicero, Illinois. As an undergraduate at the University of Illinois in the 1980s, he was a leader of the anti-apartheid movement, pressing the University to divest from corporations doing business in apartheid South Africa. He hosts a weekly jazz show on community radio in Champaign-Urbana.