Expertise in education policy, organizational systems, nonprofit management, and teaching and learning
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.
"The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react."
– Gloria E. Anzaldúa
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” - Vincent van Gogh
"Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation."
–Robert H. Schuller
Heather Y. Anichini
“The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy.”
- bell hooks
“You can’t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving.” - Paul Kalanithi
"What the best and wisest parent wants for his child, that must we want for all children of the community. Anything less is unlovely, and left unchecked, destroys our democracy."
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought." - Basho
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
– Antoine De Saint-Exupery
“I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare”
- Maya Angelou
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we're curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths" - Walt Disney
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"- Lao Tzu
“The educator has the duty of not being neutral.”
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
– Søren Kierkegaard
"We cannot have government for all the people until we first make certain it is government of and by all the people." - Lyndon B. Johnson
“When I dare to be powerful — to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
— Audre Lorde
“Right now we are in a fast river together — every day there are changes that seemed unimaginable until they occurred.” - Adrienne Maree Brown
“I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there - that is living.” - Fyodor Dostoevsky
"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." - Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” — Mary Engelbreit
"Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself."
- Jane Addams