Esther Lee

In her role as Director of Operations, Esther is responsible for overseeing all operations and human resources activities at the Fund. Previously, she served as The Fund’s Director of Investments, developing the program investment framework and leading the organization’s due diligence process. 

Esther began her career in Asia, where she taught and developed ESL programs at elite high schools in South Korea and China. After five years abroad, Esther chose to focus her career on taking measurable steps to make a positive and meaningful impact in her hometown of Chicago. Before joining The Fund team, she worked at 826CHI, overseeing data efforts to increase equitable access to quality arts education programs in the city.

Esther graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in international studies. In her spare time, she enjoys running along the lakefront, playing tennis, and visiting museums across the country.

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