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Reimagining School: Opportunity, Safety and Privacy in the Social Lives of Networked Teens

A forum featuring danah boyd and Sam Dyson, moderated by Alison Cuddy. Read More

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Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at MacArthur’s Arts and Culture Panel Discussion

In introducing the panel, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes Chicago's long history of civic support for the arts and artists. Read More
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Celebration of Chicago Arts & Culture Leadership

Conversation Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center 2:30-4:00 p.m. Introduction Jonathan Fanton, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Moderator John Callaway, WTTW Panelists Les Coney, Founding Chair of the Congo Square ... Read More

Marquette Building Receives Chicago Landmark Award

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks will honor 21 landmark buildings, homeowners and businesses. The awards recognize outstanding projects that involve notable improvements to individual Chicago landmarks or to buildings within Chicago Landmark Districts. Read More

$1.15 Million to Support Chicago's New Mixed-Income Communities

MacArthur announced three grants totaling $1.15 million to promote the success of Chicago’s new mixed- income communities by providing services to residents.  These grants are part of the Foundation’s $50 million commitment to ... Read More

"The Power of Partnerships: Insights from Chicago's Plan for Transformation," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities Annual Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the formation of the Partnership for New Communities and its goal to help new neighborhoods succeed by encouraging residents to move to them and genearting economic opportunities. Read More

“The Importance of Institutions,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Chicago Donor’s Forum Luncheon

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details the Foundation's support of organizations around the world and its commitment to Chicago. Read More

Chicago Area Arts Organizations Receive $2.5 Million

MacArthur announced seven grants in support of arts and culture organizations in the Chicago region. Read More

Museum's Universal Design Encourages Even the Youngest to Learn by Play

The MacArthur Foundation has made a five year, general operating grant to the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, a resource to children, families and schools in the region since 1985. Kohl is the only ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the City Club of Chicago on “Deep Roots, Deep Commitment: MacArthur Investments in Chicago”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relates the Foundation's support for arts, housing, education, and economic development in Chicago. Read More

New Law Saves More Than 1000 Affordable Housing Units in Chicago

One of the largest rescues ever of troubled privately-owned Section 8 housing is occurring in Chicago, according to MacArthur grantee the National Housing Trust. In an effort to save more than 1,000 affordable housing units ... Read More