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    Elizabeth Dozier

    Founder & Managing Director, Chicago Beyond

    Liz Dozier is the Managing Director of Chicago Beyond, a philanthropic venture fund designed to improve life outcomes for young people in Chicago and beyond. Launched in 2016, Chicago Beyond has invested more than $20M in nonprofit organizations and serves as a strategic partner to help scale their impact. 

    Her experience and passion for human rights have led Chicago Beyond to the forefront of investing in disruptive organizations and ideas that transform the lives of youth who are often least served. A former educator and high school principal, Dozier has worked tirelessly throughout her career to interrupt the culture of inequity that is often pervasive in urban education. She is most known for her innovative and creative approaches to successfully addressing the complex needs of the whole child. 

    Dozier is a National Board Certified Teacher, holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Most recently, Dozier’s work was featured in Paul Tough’s NY Times best-selling book, How Children Succeed and Harvard Education Press’ Belonging and Becoming: The Power of Social Emotional Learning in High Schools. Ebony magazine named her one of its “Power 100” and CNN followed her work as a part of its docu-series, Chicagoland. She is most inspired by the promise and possibility that lies within every child and the daily opportunity she has to impact the trajectory of their lives. 

    Past Events

    Thursday, Oct 17 2013

    4 PM

    From birth through college and beyond, what are the most effective ways to educate? Experts weigh in on the journey of the average American... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Monday, Oct 16 2017

    7 PM

    Let’s not mince words—America's differences are real. It can be easy to to become disheartened and frustrated, but instead of dwelling on... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Harris Theater

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