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The Fund seeks to be the best vehicle for private sector investment in public education. The Fund’s investors represent a broad cross section of Chicago’s business, civic and philanthropic leaders, each believing in our ability to be good stewards of their money and produce a measurable social return. They have committed $74 million to The Fund since 2000, enabling the organization to identify high-quality programs and outstanding management teams in which to invest financial capital and strategic support.

Thank you to our generous Fund 4 investors.

*Denotes Fund Director

Anonymous investors
Shradha Agarwal
Heather Y. Anichini* & Brennan Young
John & Kathy Barker, in memory of Martha Carol Barker
Laura & George Bilicic*
Blum-Kovler Foundation
Brinson Foundation
CME Group Foundation
Kelsey Connor
The Crown Family
Susan Crown*
The Donnelley Foundation
Anne Filer & Jonathan Bringewatt
Erik & Mary Lou Fyrwald*
John & Rebecca Garabedian*
Jill Garling* & Thomas Wilson
Kate & Marin Gjaja
Brent and Katie Gledhill*

Brian Goodman
Chaula & Nick Gupta
Emma & Patrick Haugh
Illinois Tool Works Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
Janet & Jamie Knupp
Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation/Penny Bender Sebring* & Charles Ashby Lewis
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Matthew Lyons
Malott Family Foundation*
McCormick Foundation
Northern Trust Charitable Trust
The Osa Foundation
Anna Piepmeyer & Benjamin Haley
Polk Bros. Foundation
Pritzker Foundation*

The Prudential Foundation
The Ralph & Evelyn Davis Family Foundation
Lauren B. & John T. Rapp
Kristin Rennels
Brandon & Francie Schnipke Richards
Ashley Richardson
Arnaldo Rivera & Myriah Brown-Rivera
Ralph & Jo Anne Rydholm*
Barbara & Walter Scott
Julie & Brian Simmons*
John and Carrie Smart
Scott & Martha Smith*
State Farm Companies Foundation
Janet Tallberg
W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
Zell Family Foundation*
Jon Zitzman

Board of Directors

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