The Fund’s management team proves an integral asset to our success. Combined with our financial capital and our portfolio of program investments, The Fund is building a critical mass of great public schools in Chicago. Our team, comprised of individuals dedicated to this mission, values equity, integrity and excellence, and we employ collaboration, innovation and effective leadership to set and reach our goals.
"Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation." – Robert H. Schuller
“The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things.” – G.K. Chesterton
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
"Time and again, history has shown us that there is nothing – nothing – more powerful than ordinary citizens coming together for a just cause." – Michelle Obama
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate.” - Elizabeth Gilbert
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." – Mahatma Gandhi
“Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand” -Oprah Winfrey
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." – Søren Kierkegaard
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." – Barack Obama
“Talent without work is nothing more than raw unfinished material.” – Konstantin Stanislavski
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou