Board of Directors

Our board underwrites all of our administrative costs, allowing 100 percent of your donation to go directly to supporting our grantees.

Meet Our Board

Our board of directors provides strategic guidance and oversight to A Better Chicago.
Comprised of experienced and thoughtful leaders from the public and private sectors, the board shares our organizational values and is deeply committed to our mission of creating opportunity for underrepresented and disenfranchised Chicagoans.

Stephen Beard

Chief Operating Officer

Adtalem Global Education

Sean Berkowitz

Partner & Global Chair of Litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP

Eric Chern

Co-founder

Chicago Trading Company

Bill Conway

Manager

Raputs, LLC

Becky Elrad

Civic Leader

Ricardo Estrada

President & CEO

Metropolitan Family Services

John Gilligan

Managing Director

BDT Capital Partners, LLC

Jack Keller

President

Keller Group, Inc.

Chris Keogh

Managing Director

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Timothy Knowles

President

Carnegie Foundation

Liam Krehbiel

Founder + Board Chair

A Better Chicago

Taylor O’Malley

Co-Founding Partner & President

Balyasny Asset Management LP

Ginger Ostro

Executive Director

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Tracy Schwartz-Ward

Managing Principal

Schwartz Capital Group

Timothy Schwertfeger

Chairman & CEO Emeritus

Nuveen Investments, Inc.

Christian Zann

Civic Leader

Directors Emeriti

Michael Collins

CFO

Bain & Company, Inc.

Trisha Rooney

Founder & CEO

R4 Services LLC

Stewart Mather

Founding Partner

The Mather Group