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Jill M. Garling

Treasurer; Governance, Operations, Finance & Audit Committee Chair

Jill Garling is an active participant in civic life in Chicago, investing her time in education, human rights and arts initiatives at the city and national level.

Jill is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Facing History and Ourselves and has been a member of the Chicago Advisory Board since 2001.  Facing History uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.  Jill is a member of the Board of Directors of the Joffrey Ballet and also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board.

In addition to her board work, over the years, Jill has combined her business experience with training in human development and systems theory to provide leadership coaching to non-profit professionals.

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