Jacolyn Bucksbaum

Co-Founder, The Focus Foundation

When she’s passionate, Jackie is all in. A fearless philanthropist and civic leader, she has extensive experience with nonprofit foundations and has served on numerous boards, spearheading projects that shine the spotlight on the US Ski Team, The Ounce of Prevention Fund and the Art Institute of Chicago. Jackie and her husband founded the Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum Foundation, focusing on early childhood development, Jewish education, excellence in sports, the Arts and civic organizations in Aspen and Chicago. She is the co-founder of The Focus Foundation, and she currently serves on the boards of The Latin School of Chicago, The Chicago International Film Festival and the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. A life-long learner, she brought this same enthusiasm to her undergraduate study of photography and film, and then to her 15-year career in the Motion picture industry.


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