Peggy A. Davis, Chicago Community Trust

TITLE:  Chief Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Programs and Strategic Integration

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PROFILE: Peggy Davis has been with CCT since May 2014 and serves as the Chief Officer Programs and Strategic Integration.

According to Davis’ foundation bio:

Peggy A. Davis is chief officer of programs and strategic integration for The Chicago Community Trust, responsible for programmatic leadership and grant making that reflect the organization’s commitment to service. In this role, she provides leadership integrating services to better connect donors with expertise and local knowledge to power more meaningful philanthropy.

Davis joins the Trust as a talented leader and a legal professional with a range of experience across the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Most recently she served as executive director for the Chicago Committee, a membership organization advancing racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. Prior roles include General Counsel for the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority in Chicago, vice president for diversity and staffing at Exelon Corporation, Trustee of the CPS Board of Education and chief of staff to former Chicago Public Schools CEO and current U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Davis is also a former partner at Winston & Strawn LLP.

To learn more about her approach to philanthropy upon joining CCT, read IP’s article, How Will Peggy Davis Shape CCT’s Grantmaking?