Pritzker Traubert Foundation is grateful for the steadfast support of partners that have helped shape the Chicago Prize and its implementation, including philanthropic partners, city and state leaders, and many others who have lent us expertise in various stages.

We extend our sincere appreciation to the incredible partners below for their support of the Finalists:

We owe gratitude to the entire Lever for Change team led by Cecilia Conrad and Julia Stasch and supported by Common Pool, who have been tireless partners in helping launch and manage the Chicago Prize competition. Special thanks to Helene Gayle of the Chicago Community Trust and Chancellor Juan Salgado of City Colleges of Chicago for their counsel at key decision-making moments in this process.


We would also like to thank BCG’s Center for Illinois’ Future; Lyneir Richardson of Chicago TREND; Michael Fassnacht, Chief Marketing Officer for the City of Chicago, WBC; Grisko Communications; Susan Lloyd of Lloyd Consulting, Inc; Teresa Prim of Prim Lawrence Group; Bob Weissbourd of RW Ventures; Erika Poethig and Joe Schilling of Urban Institute; and the incredible network of reviewers, partners, and other advisors listed below that have contributed their time and talent to Chicago Prize, and without whom this competition would not be possible.


Michael Alter, The Alter Group; Daniel Anello, Kids First Chicago; Allison Angeloni, Steans Family Foundation; Carmelo Barbaro, Poverty Lab at The University of Chicago; Rachel Barker, Consultant; MarySue Barrett, Metropolitan Planning Council; Deborah Bennett, Polk Bros. Foundation; Gia Biagi, Studio Gang; Keri Blackwell, Chicago Cubs Charities; John Bucksbaum, Bucksbaum Properties; Sharon Bush, Grand Victoria Foundation; Erin Cabonargi, URBAN ReSOLVE; Kim Cassel, Arnold Ventures; Allison Clark, MacArthur Foundation; Donald Cooke, McCormick Foundation; Charlie Corrigan, JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Gillian Darlow, Polk Bros. Foundation; Greg Darnieder, Steans Family Foundation; Michael Davidson, Chicago Community Trust; Peggy Davis, Chicago Community Trust; Evelyn Diaz, Heartland Alliance; Liz Dozier, Chicago Beyond; Arne Duncan, Emerson Collective; Rachel Dvorken, MD Live; Ricardo Estrada, Metropolitan Family Services; Brian Fabes, Corporate Coalition; Sandy Fernandez, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth; Deputy Governor Sol Flores, State of Illinois; Bridget Gainer, Aon; Sean Garrett, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago; Lisa Gomez, L+M Development Partners; Alicia Gonzalez, Chicago Cubs Charities; Diane Gordon, Diane Gordon Consulting; Carol Goss, The Skillman Foundation (Retired); Christopher Hall, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Emily Harris, Harris Strategies, LLC; Meghan Harte, LISC Chicago; Damion Heron, JP Morgan Chase & Co.; David Hiller, McCormick Foundation; Secretary Grace Hou, Illinois Department of Human Services; Craig Howard, MacArthur Foundation (Retired); Nicole Johnson-Scales, Fifth Third Bank Chicago; Imran Khan, Embarc Chicago; Steve Koch, City of Chicago (Former); Aarti Kotak, City of Chicago (Former); Nima Krodel, Nonprofit Finance Fund; Tim Later, Chicago Park District; Molly Leonard, McCormick Foundation; Amy Liu, The Brookings Institution; Tara Magner, MacArthur Foundation; Brad McConnell, Accion Chicago; The Hatchery; Tawa Mitchell, MacArthur Foundation; Lisa Montez, Walton Family Foundation; Andy Mooney, Community Development & Public Affairs Advisor; Julie Morita, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Sheelah Muhammed, Steans Family Foundation; Chinwe Onyeagoro, PocketSuite; Lynn Osmond, Chicago Architecture Center; Sarah Pang, The One Chicago Fund; Heather Parish, Pierce Family Foundation; Priya Parrish, Impact Engine; Terry Peterson, Rush University Medical Center; Angelique Power, Field Foundation; John Ramirez, P33; Matthew Reilein, National Equity Fund, Inc.; Jose Rico, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago; Mary Fran Riley, Accion Chicago; The Hatchery; Rob Rose, Cook County Land Bank Authority; Deputy Governor Jesse Ruiz, State of Illinois; Andrea Saenz, The Chicago Community Trust; Jane Saks, Project&; Lisa Schneider Fabes, Consultant; Tim Schwertfeger, Nuveen Investments (Retired); Whitney Smith, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Robin Steans, Steans Family Foundation; Advance Illinois; Luke Tate, Arizona State University; William Towns, 4S Bay Partners LLC; Joanna Trotter, Chicago Community Trust; Owen Washburn, JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Brad White, Alphawood Foundation; Alonzo Williams, Chicago Park District; Caira Woods, Gates Foundation