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Margot Pritzker is Chair of the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees. She was elected to the Board in 2004 and has served in a number of leadership roles including chairing the Leadership Committee and serving on the Executive Committee. Pritzker is a seminar moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Margot is the Co-Founder and Executive Chair of the Community Food Navigator, an active and collaborative hub for knowledge and resource sharing by and in support of community led food systems.
Pritzker is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Urban Growers Collective, Grow Greater Englewood, and the Israel Now Education Foundation. She is also a member of The Chicago Food Equity Council and an active participant in the Chicago Region Food System Fund.
Pritzker is chair of the Zohar Education Project Incorporated, established in 1995 to translate the Zohar, the mystical canon of Judaism, into English. This 20-year,12-volume project was completed in 2017. Margot continues her oversight of this project as the Zohar translation meets the digital world.
Pritzker was the founder and president of WomenOnCall.org an online meeting place for skills- based volunteering. WomenOnCall successfully merged with Chicago Cares in 2018.
Margot and her husband, Thomas J. Pritzker, direct The Pritzker Architecture Prize which is considered the profession’s highest honor.
Margot and Tom reside in Chicago, they have three sons and four grandchildren. Their extensive travel and knowledge of South Asia has resulted in one of the foremost collections of South Asian art. Margot holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.