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Liz Dozier

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 $20 million 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’s known for her innovative and creative approach to successfully addressing the complex needs of the whole child, which has been featured in Paul Tough’s New York 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 docuseries Chicagoland.