For later broadcast on Public Radio stations

Date & Location

Monday, June 12, 2023
New York City Baha’i Center ~ 53 E. 11th Street
Between University & Broadway

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Show starts promptly at 7:00 PM.


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About Steve Sarowitz

Steve is  an international philanthropist with an interest in promoting unity by and promoting universal education and advocating for the elimination of racism, sexism, nationalism and religious prejudice.

He is a partner in Wayfarer Foundation, launched in 2021 as a Baha’i-inspired organization with the mission to “advance humankind spiritually towards a future peaceful world civilization.” We fund and support spiritually rooted and justice-oriented nonprofits and we center our work on the power of universal participation to create a more hopeful, joyful, and just world.

He also serves on the board of NCAT, an organization that builds state-of-the art training centers in urban areas. He and his wife have a family foundation which supports over 50 worthy causes worldwide, including programs helping orphans, foster children, refugees and many other people in need. Steve helped fund and promote the documentary ‘Rosenwald’ and served as Executive Producer for the award-winning documentary ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’.  Steve produced ‘The Gate’, a groundbreaking documentary about the founding of the Baha’i Faith which was released in May of 2018.

Steve Sarowitz is Founder and Chairman of Paylocity (Nasdaq: PCTY), a leading U.S. provider of payroll and HR solutions. In addition, Steve also serves as CEO of Blue Marble, an international payroll provider, and as Director of Payescape, a UK payroll provider.

Steve lives in Highland Park, Illinois with his wife, 2 children, 2 dogs and a turtle named Duchess. He is an avid runner, a member of the Chicago Area Runners Association Hall of Fame and a 3-time winner of the MSE Division of the Chicago Chase Corporate Challenge. When he is not working or doing philanthropy, you can often find him guiding at the Baha’i Temple in nearby Wilmette, Illinois.

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