Leadership Council

Leaders committed to transforming public schools in Chicago


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Leadership Council

The Fund’s Leadership Council is a dedicated and invaluable group of senior-level executives and civic leaders committed to transforming public education in the city of Chicago. As representatives of the corporations, foundations, and families who invest in The Fund, members of the Leadership Council are experts in finance, marketing, research, education, and non-profit management. They bring perspective, financial resources, and expertise to The Fund’s work. They act as advocates for The Fund at local and national levels and offer valuable support and guidance during the launch of each new fund.

Stephanie Banchero
The Joyce Foundation

John Barker
JB Logistical Solutions

Mara Botman
Vivo Foundation

Sherly Chavarria
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

Aurora Flores Garcia
Circle of Service Foundation
Eva Giglio
CME Group Foundation
Rachel Graham
Lefkofsky Family Foundation

Caroline Huebner

Chevy Humphrey
Museum of Science and Industry

Jennifer Husbands
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Suzanne Kerbow
Polk Bros. Foundation
Janet Knupp
FitMinds USA
Debbie Kobak
Arabella Advisors
Robin Lavin
The Osa Foundation
Charles (Chuck) Lewis
Coach House Capital; Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation
Dinaz Mansuri
Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation
Woody McCally
Finnegan Family Foundation
Belinda Niu
Bain & Co.
Lauren Patnaude
BDT & Company
Anna Piepmeyer
Judy Pomeranz
Ralph & Evelyn Davis Family Foundation
Julia Quinn
Rachel Resnick

Mark Rodriguez
Lohengrin Foundation

John W. Rogers, Jr.
Ariel Investments
Heather Townsend
Heather Townsend Communications, LLC

Christy Uchida
The Brinson Foundation

Laura Van Peenan
William Blair
Matt Westerlund
Boston Consulting Group
Lisa Wiersma
IMC Chicago Charitable Foundation

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