Cindy Moelis


Cindy S. Moelis is President of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation. She oversees the Foundation’s strategic direction, including partnerships and investments. Pritzker Traubert Foundation currently distributes $20M annually and is primarily focused on making investments that increase economic mobility and opportunity in Chicago. Under Cindy’s leadership, the Foundation launched and supports the Chicago Prize, a $10M community-led development, bi-annual competition that highlights visionary leaders on Chicago’s south and west side. In addition, the Foundation has and continues to make significant investments in employer-driven equitable workforce efforts, such as P33 and Chicago Apprenticeship Network.

Throughout Cindy’s career in government and philanthropy, she has worked to promote social justice, youth development, and economic mobility. Prior to leading the Pritzker Traubert Foundation, Cindy served in D.C. for five years as the Director of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, appointed by President Obama. She also worked as an Assistant to Chicago’s Mayor Richard M. Daley for social policy and at both the MacArthur Foundation and the Steans Family Foundation.

Cindy currently serves on the Boards of the Crown Family Philanthropies, the Civic Consulting Alliance, Leadership Greater Chicago, and UPenn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP). She is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Chicago Network, and an LGC Burnham Fellow (Class of 2019).

Cindy earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Robert Rivkin. She is extremely proud of her three adult children, two of which live and work in Chicago.