About Us

Through its Pritzker Children’s Initiative, the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation has been a champion of quality early learning for almost two decades.

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Our Founders

M.K. and J.B. Pritzker have a personal commitment to issues affecting the health and well-being of our nation’s women and children. Through the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, they have dedicated significant resources to expand high quality early learning for disadvantaged children.

J.B. Pritzker is a visionary entrepreneur. He is co-Founder of Pritzker Group, a private investment firm that comprises three professional investment teams: middle-market acquisitions, technology venture capital and asset management. 

M.K. Pritzker is a tireless advocate. She is the owner and manager of Evergreen Farm and the president of Evergreen Invitational, a charity that has raised over $6 million for Northwestern Memorial Hospital in support of women’s healthcare initiatives.

Both M.K. and J.B. are active civic leaders. Mrs. Pritzker serves as the chair of the Board of the Northwestern Memorial Foundation and as a member of the Women’s Board of the Lyric Opera. She is a trustee for the United States Equestrian Team Foundation and Chicago’s Maggie Daley Park, as well as for the OneChicago Fund.

Mr. Pritzker is a trustee and serves on the investment committee of Northwestern University and is a member of the Board of Governors of Northwestern University School of Law and a member of the Board of Trustees of Duke University. He is a member of the Economic Club and the Commercial Club of Chicago. 

Team Members

Janet Froetscher


Rachel Schumacher

Director, Pritzker Children's Initiative

Adolfo Hernandez

Director, Pritzker Community Health Initiative

Kathryn Kelly

Director, Communications and Community Initiatives

Kathrine Stohr

Project Manager, Pritzker Children's Initiative

Mireya Joya-Celis

Executive Assistant

The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

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