Josh Moulton ’00 uses his art to celebrate and give back to the College
Lake Forest College’s second annual “It’s a Forester Thing” sprang into action as alumni gathered at 10 different locations around the country to not only celebrate what it means to be a Forester, but to give back to the College.
Josh Moulton ’00 hosted this year’s Chicago event at his fine art gallery and throughout the event, he expressed his gratitude to the College for the benefit to his career and the professional relationships he gained post-graduation.
Moulton, who came from a small, private school in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, found his transition to Lake Forest College to be quite easy. The resources and relationships he gained at the College “would not have been the same at a big school with 40,000 students”, he said. The College’s small, yet strong student body enabled Moulton to meet and form relationships with as many Foresters as he could, building a solid foundation of opportunities for networking. Moulton’s committed networking proved to be a valued attribute toward his career post-graduation. He recognizes the relationships structured by Lake Forest College that he says prepared him artistically as well as professionally. “Many of these connections from the school have become customers over the years”, he said. As the founder of the Art Club, and as an active member of Student Government, Moulton stresses the “importance of staying connected and being involved.”
By giving back to the College, Moulton says he is contributing back to a community that has provided him unlimited access to networking, resources, and relationships that only continue to grow.
Moulton donated 20 percent of his gallery revenues during the “It’s a Forester Thing” event to the College. The Josh Mouton Fine Art Gallery is in Chicago at 2218 N Clark St. and his business website is http://www.joshmoultonfineart.com/.