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The American Dream. MacArthur Genius and Harvard Professor Raj Chetty gained renown studying social issues through the powerful lens of economics. “The most-cited economist in the world” recently examined our nation’s economic mobility patterns, finding that children’s earliest experiences—from their kindergarten teachers to their neighborhoods—unlock advancement. Chetty’s work sparks critical questions about disinvestment, racism, and the power of place. Chetty, Harvard’s William A. Ackman Professor of Economics and Director of Opportunity Insights, will be joined in conversation with David Williams, Policy Director of Opportunity Insights and former senior advisor to the Mayor of Detroit. Together, they will discuss how data informs scalable policy solutions that will empower families across the U.S. to achieve better life outcomes.
MPC will also recognize one of Chicago’s leading corporate citizens, John W. Rowe, Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation, with the 2019 Champion Fighter Award. This honor is bestowed to those who have made extraordinary civic contributions to the Chicago region, which is embodied by John’s transformative leadership and philanthropy.
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Raj Chetty, the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Director of Opportunity Insights
David Williams, Policy Director at Opportunity Insights
2019 Champion Fighter Award Recipient
John W. Rowe, Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation
David Casper, U.S. CEO, BMO Financial Group
Chris Crane, President & CEO, Exelon Corporation
Lester Crown, Chairman, Henry Crown & Company
Kent P. Dauten, Chairman, Keystone Capital
Joseph Dominguez, CEO, ComEd
Craig J. Duchossois, Chairman & CEO, The Duchossois Group, Inc.
Wilbur H. Gantz, President & CEO PathoCapital, LLC
King Harris, Chairman, Harris Holdings
Edgar D. Jannotta, Chairman Emeritus, William Blair
Mike Keiser, Owner, Sand Valley Golf Resort
Suzanne Martinez, Senior Managing Director, LaSalle Investment Management
Andrew J. McKenna, Chairman, Schwarz Supply Source
Michael G. Rippey, President & CEO, SunCoke Energy, Inc.
Daniel T. Ryan, Central Region Market Director, JLL
Scott Swanson, President, PNC Bank, Illinois
Edward J. Wehmer, Founder, President & CEO, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Miles D. White, Chairman & CEO, Abbott
The Crown Family
Steve Baird, Baird and Warner
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Bucksbaum Retail Properties
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
First Midwest Bank
Franczek Radelet P.C.
John S. Gates, Jr., PortaeCo LLC
Illinois Housing Development Authority
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Pepper Construction Company
Pritzker Traubert Foundation
Ellen and Jim Stirling