December 4, 2018

The Chicago Public Education Fund welcomes John Dugenske to its Board of Directors

December 4, 2018 – Today, The Chicago Public Education Fund announced the election of John Dugenske to its Board of Directors. Dugenske is Executive Vice President and Chief Investment and Corporate Strategy Officer of Allstate Insurance Company and President of Allstate Investments.

Dugenske joins a board composed of corporate, civic and education leaders working to ensure that every child in Chicago has access to a world-class public education. Directors pool their dollars, ideas and time with the belief that strategic investments can have a positive impact on the performance of Chicago’s district and charter public schools.

“Improving the quality of educational opportunity for Chicago’s public school students is a critical mission that I am eager to be a part of,” Dugenske said. “I look forward to using my investing expertise to help increase The Fund’s return on its investments so we can contribute even more resources to Chicago’s public schools.”

Dugenske, who joined Allstate in 2017, oversees its $85 billion investment portfolio. Before joining Allstate, Dugenske was Group Managing Director and Global Head of Fixed Income at UBS Asset Management. In this role, he oversaw more than $200 billion in assets around the world.

“We are honored to welcome John to The Fund’s Board of Directors,” said Heather Y. Anichini, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Fund. “We are grateful he will lend his valuable skills and expertise in the service of the organization for the benefit of Chicago’s principals and students.”

Dugenske earned three degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, a master’s in mechanical engineering and a master’s in business administration.

About The Chicago Public Education Fund

The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund) is a nonprofit organization working to improve public schools in Chicago by investing in the talented educators who lead them. Since its founding in 2000, The Fund has invested in leadership development opportunities for educators in more than 70 percent of Chicago’s public schools, and has served as a catalyst for accelerative positive student learning and life outcomes citywide.