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Lunch & Keynote Address with Liz Dozier, Chicago Beyond

In 2016, Liz Dozier launched Chicago Beyond, an impact investor that backs the fight for youth equity by fueling ideas, organizations, and people. Since its inception, Chicago Beyond has invested more than $30 million in 14 local nonprofit organizations.

In the lead up to her keynote address at our 2019 SPARX Conference, we asked Chicago Beyond founder and CEO Liz Dozier to share a few thoughts on philanthropy, community and the power to drive change:

3 Questions with Liz Dozier

"The greatest barriers to achieving greater equity in philanthropy is philanthropy itself.  At Chicago Beyond, we believe there is an opportunity to radically reconceptualize philanthropy. I started Chicago Beyond based on the premise that our work is about justice and not charity. Charity is a short-term solution that helps us forget why it is needed in the first place. By contrast, justice is inherently about recognizing how we got here and seeking to create an equitable playing field. It elevates us all as humans. It pays attention to the means and to the ends. It holds us accountable and underscores what should be the true purpose of philanthropy, which is not charity, but achieving a just world." 

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Date & Time: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom