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About Julia Stasch

Julia Stasch is President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the nation’s largest philanthropies with assets of more than $6.3 billion, and offices in Chicago, Mexico City, New Delhi, and Abuja, Nigeria. With a broad background of leadership in the business, governmental, and philanthropic sectors, she has served as the Foundation’s President since March 2015.

Stasch joined the Foundation in 2001 as Vice President for US Programs, responsible for major work in the United States, including strategies related to justice, housing, education, community and economic development, and social and economic policy.

Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked for the City of Chicago, first as Commissioner of the Department of Housing and as Chief of Staff to then Mayor Richard M. Daley. As Commissioner, she led a process resulting in the city’s commitment to a $1.3 billion, five-year plan for affordable housing. As Chief of Staff, a significant accomplishment was the design and negotiation of the $1.5 billion plan for transformation of public housing in Chicago.

During the first Clinton Administration, Stasch served in Washington as Deputy Administrator of the General Services Administration, a 20,000-person agency responsible for management of government-wide building construction, leasing, and management.

Stasch is on the steering committee for World Business Chicago’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Economic Club, and The Chicago Network. She previously served on the board of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Stasch is a summa cum laude graduate of Loyola University, and holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Host Committee

Fred J. Ali
President and CEO
Weingart Foundation

Bob Denham
Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP

Cara Esposito
Executive Director
Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation

Bob Graziano
Senior Managing Director
Strategy & Development, West Region
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Antonia Hernández
President and CEO
California Community Foundation

Irene Hirano Inouye
U.S.-Japan Council

Cinny Kennard
Executive Director
Annenberg Foundation

Joe Lumarda
Senior Vice President/Investment Counselor
Capital Group Private Client Services

Robert K. Ross, M.D.
President and CEO
The California Endowment

Esther Wachtell
Managing Director
Wachtell Family Partnership, LLC

Wendy Wachtell
Joseph Drown Foundation

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John and Louise Bryson
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Capital Group
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Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation
Joseph Drown Foundation*

Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
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Dora Haynes Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
JPMorgan Chase & Co.*
Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation
Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation*
Douglas M. Mancino
Vince Mancuso
Moss Adams, LLP

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National Community Renaissance
The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
Northrup Grumman
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
The Rose Hills Foundation
Jeff and Jackie Schechter
The Seaver Institute
William E. Simon Foundation
Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Weingart Foundation
The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation
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The Wonderful Company

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