Civic Leadership

Leadership That Impacts Lives

Our firm and our colleagues pursue new ideas and initiatives that connect people with opportunity, changing our communities for the better.

Our Civic Leadership Priorities

Our firm and our colleagues focus on key areas where we are determined to make a meaningful difference.

Creating Meaningful Change

The civic leadership of our firm and our colleagues has had a profound impact on students, families and communities around the world.


Griffin Scholars supported since 2016

I can fulfill my dreams, learn from the greatest minds in my field and make friends who I know I will stay close to for the rest of my life.


Griffin Scholar


Students newly connected to broadband internet, reducing Chicago’s digital divide by more than 2/3

Internet should be essential as food, water, a place to stay. Chicago Connected is a blessing to me. I'm hopeful for my daughter's future.




Imaging of alpha-synuclein in the living human brain—a critical step towards understanding Parkinson’s

An imaging tracer to see Parkinson’s in the living brain would revolutionize research. Now we can bring our decade-long search to the next level.

Debi Brooks

CEO and Co-Founder of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research


Meals provided by Greater Chicago Food Depository to address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic

This generous aid ... has demonstrated the true spirit of our city, rising up as one Chicago to help our neighbors.

Lori Lightfoot

Mayor of Chicago's Press Office, March 19, 2020

Applying Our Talents for the Greater Good

Our people are problem-solvers who apply their expertise to make a difference. From day one, our colleagues can get involved in initiatives that align with their passions and skills.

From our newest hires to our most experienced leaders, everyone is empowered to contribute through volunteering, mentorship and thought leadership.

Our Impact Fellows program offers incoming employees an innovative way to work directly with cutting-edge nonprofit partner organizations that are leveraging data and technology to improve lives.

When compatible with their other obligations, future colleagues get a chance to use their technical skills and time between roles to support nonprofits by solving problems in engineering, computer science, data science and technology.

Mentors are invaluable for developing personal and professional skills. Students need mentors to support career discovery and provide real-world exposure to the finance industry. We prioritize mentorship within our firm, and we believe it is equally critical to the success of people in our community.

For this reason, our firm and our colleagues play an active role in providing underserved students and young professionals with mentors, growth opportunities and professional connections. Currently, our people are mentoring students through our partnerships with Thrive Scholars and The Greenwood Project.

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