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    Elizabeth Thompson

    President, Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education

    As president of the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education, Liz Thompson supports growth, education and development across a full spectrum of lifetime learning. She began working with nonprofits in 1993 as founding executive director of City Year Chicago and then as executive director of Family Star Early Head Start Montessori School in Denver. Prior to that, Thompson had a 10-year career with Ameritech Corporation, where she led various technical departments. Thompson serves as a trustee for The University of Chicago and is chairman of the University of Chicago Charter School Board. She is a director for The Museum of Science and Industry and of the Leadership Greater Chicago Program. Liz is married to Donald Thompson, retired President and chief executive officer of McDonald’s Corporation. They live with their two children just outside Chicago.

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