Board of Directors

Business, civic and philanthropic leaders dedicated to world-class public schools in Chicago

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Board of Directors

The Fund’s Board of Directors works 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.

They lend their valuable intellect and influence in promoting the singular goal of making Chicago the first major urban area to achieve a critical mass of great public schools, and are deeply involved at every stage of The Fund’s investment process. The success of The Fund’s strategy depends largely on the commitments of these volunteer leaders.

Chair

Brent Gledhill
William Blair & Company

Vice-Chair

Helen Zell
Zell Family Foundation

Secretary

Barbara Malott Kizziah
Malott Family Foundation

Treasurer

Jill M. Garling

Ellen S. Alberding
Joyce Foundation
Gillian Darlow
Polk Bros. Foundation
John Dugenske
Allstate Insurance Company

Kimberly Evens
The Northern Trust Company

Jim Frank
2Fi Investments

John Garabedian
Boston Consulting Group

Austan Goolsbee
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Stuart Lucas
Wealth Strategist Partners, LLC

Karen May

Siddharth (Bobby) Mehta
TransUnion

Anthony (Tony) Miller

Auyana S. Orr
Ariel Investments, LLC
Judy Pomeranz
Ralph & Evelyn Davis Family Foundation
Andrea Sáenz
The Chicago Community Trust
Penny Bender Sebring
The University of Chicago

Brian Simmons
Shorehill Capital

Eric S. Smith
BMO Harris Bank

David Vitale
DNP Select Income Fund, Inc.

D’Andre J. Weaver
Digital Promise

Directors Emeriti

Emeritus

Scott Smith
Former President of Tribune Publishing

Emeritus

The Honorable Penny Pritzker
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Emeritus

The Honorable Bruce V. Rauner
Former Governor, State of Illinois

Emeritus

Timothy R. Schwertfeger
Nuveen Investments

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