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.

John Gilligan, Chair

Partner

Riverspan Partners

Stephen Beard, Vice Chair

Chief Executive Officer

Adtalem Global Education

Arjun Aggarwal

Operating Partner

Rubicon Founders

Sean Berkowitz

Partner & Global Chair of Litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP

Eric Chern

Co-founder

Chicago Trading Company

Becky Elrad

Civic Leader

Ricardo Estrada

President & CEO

Metropolitan Family Services

Dr. Janice Jackson

Chief Executive Officer

Hope Chicago

Jack Keller

President

Keller Group, Inc.

Chris Keogh

Consumer and Wealth Management

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Timothy Knowles

President

Carnegie Foundation

Liam Krehbiel

Founder + CEO

Topography

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Taylor O’Malley

Co-Founding Partner & President

Balyasny Asset Management LP

Ginger Ostro

Executive Director

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Matt Raino

Managing Director

Madison Dearborn Partners

Tracy Schwartz-Ward

Managing Principal

Schwartz Capital Group

Timothy Schwertfeger

Chairman & CEO Emeritus

Nuveen Investments, Inc.

Christian Zann

Chief Investment Officer and Founder

Sourcerock

Directors Emeriti

Michael Collins

Bill Conway

Manager

Raputs, LLC

Trisha Rooney

Stewart Mather